April 13 1943 February 17 2020 (age 76)
Obituary Wayne Thomas Harrington died Monday, Feb. 17, 2020 at his home in Cannon Falls. Wayne was born on April 13, 1943 to Agnes and Joseph Harrington at St. Mary’s Hospital in Waverly, IA. His parents brought him home to the family farm at Plainfield, IA. Wayne attended Lafayette #2 School in Plainfield, grades kindergarten through 4th. He attended Washington Irving public school in Waverly for 5th and part of 6th grades. When the family moved from Plainfield to Maynard, IA, Wayne finished his education at Sacred Heart School in Oelwein, IA. After graduation, Wayne worked for Roy Sells in construction. At age 19, he furthered his education at Humboldt Institute in Minneapolis, MN, choosing transportation as his field of study. In 1964 Wayne married Mary Jane Geistkemper in Oelwein. They have five children – Patrick, Brian, Douglas, Robyn, and Kurt. Wayne worked as a rate clerk for Kroblin Refrigerated Truck Line out of Sumner and Waterloo, IA. He then accepted a job in Minnesota for Overland Express, as a rate clerk and dispatcher, and moved to Shoreview, MN. He later worked in farming with Dick Green in Stanton, MN. After his divorce Wayne was employed at the Foldcraft Company in in Kenyon for 27 years as a Supervisor and Manager. Wayne married Beverley Heath of Rochester, MN in 1979. After retiring, he worked part-time at a few jobs – Grandpa’s Garage (maintenance and catering), Sjoquist White Rock Dairy, and with Gemini Inc. (maintenance and groundskeeper) for 10 years; all in the Cannon Falls area. He and Bev have lived at and managed Oak Lane Trailer Park in Cannon Falls since 1996. A reflection of his farming background, Wayne always had an interest in farming, agriculture, and old farm equipment. He enjoyed travelling, music, and camping. He was always ready to help people in need or lend an ear for a good joke. Memorials to the family are preferred in lieu of flowers. The visitation for Wayne will be from 11:00 am -1:30 pm on Friday, Feb. 28 at Lundberg Funeral Home, 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd, Cannon Falls, MN 55009. The memorial service will follow the visitation at 1:30 pm.
Our most sincere sympathies to the family and friends of Wayne T Harrington April 13 1943 February 17 2020 (age 76).
Death notice for the town of: Cannon Falls, state: Minnesota