Funeral services for Wayne will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, Sept. 23, at the First Baptist Church in Marshalltown. Visitation for Wayne will be held from 5 p. m. - 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept.22, at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown where his family will be present to greet friends. Following cremation, a private family burial will take place at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be directed in Wayne's name to either Iowa River Hospice or to the Riverside Cemetery for benches to surround the duck pond. For further information or to send a condolence please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call (641) 844-1234.
Wayne LeRoy Edwards was born Aug. 31, 1929, the second son to Harold and Edith (LeFevre) Edwards, in rural Tama County. He grew up in the Tama-Toledo area graduating from Toledo High School in 1947. As a young man he farmed in the area taking care of his mother and two younger brothers. Later he worked for several Chevy dealerships as a parts man, retiring from Loots-Manning.
On Nov. 11, 1951, he married Fern Michael and raised five children. They lived in the Tama-Toledo area then moved to Ames and Waterloo before settling in Marshalltown. While here he was a member of the Marshalltown Police Reserve for 22 years, a member of First Baptist Church, Marshalltown, Center Mall Security and was an avid car guy belonging to the Restorers Club.
Wayne enjoyed spending time with his family. hey had many trips camping at Shady Hills in Tama and Black Hawk Park in Waterloo. He also enjoyed spending time at the drag strip in Cedar Falls , was a starter at NEITA Raceway in Cedar Falls, enjoyed old cars and attending swap meets. Above all Wayne was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather to his family and will be dearly missed.
Left to mourn his loss is his wife of 60 years, Fern, of Marshalltown, his five children: Pam (Gary) Killion,Marshalltown, Vicki (Don) Hatch, Keni, Alaska, Doug (Sandi) Edwards, Marshalltown, Carol (Mike) Smolik, Albion, and David (Peggy) Edwards, Marshalltown, his 14 grandchildren: Serina, Chanda, Nicholas, Aaron, Josh, Ashley, Brennon, Carmen, Edie, RaeAnn, Michael, Samantha, Tanner, Alley and Dustin. his five great-grandchildren: Joey, Lilly, Adelyn, Parker and Jalen, his brothers: Lyle of Gladbrook and Gary of Garwin, many friends and his beloved dog Pepper.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his in-laws, his older brother Melvin, an infant daughter Susan and his sister-in-law Patricia Edwards.
Wayne LeRoy Edwards