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Obituary for Wayne C. Nokes

Wayne C. Nokes

Passed peacefully on Tuesday, November 14, 2023, at the Fields at The Samaritan Health Center, in West Bend. He was born in Elkhorn, WI, the son of the late Verlyn and Mary (nee Enright) Nokes. After high school, Wayne proudly served in the United States Navy from 1955 until 1957 and continued in the reserves until 61. He later was offered a management job in West Bend at the Auto Glass Specialist Shop; in a twist of fate by moving to the area, he met his late wife of 51 years, Minerva “Min” L. (nee Engeleiter) Nokes.

Wayne is survived by a nephew Jay Shepherd; sisters-in-law Delores (the late Joe Strupp and the late Richard) Fischer, Lou Ann (Gary) Riley; many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Min; sister Mary Lynn (Jack) Shepherd; nephew John Shepherd; sisters-in-law Leatrice (Edward) Strupp, and Betty (Richard) Mollwitz; brothers-in-law David (Vi), Clarence, and Myles Engeleiter.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, November 22, 2023, from 1:00PM – 2:00PM, with a 2:00PM Funeral Service, at the Phillip Funeral Home, 1420 W. Paradise Drive. Burial will immediately follow at Washington County Memorial Park. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Allay Home Hospice or St. Jude’s Children Hospital would be appreciated.

The family would like to give a special thank you to the staff at The Fields and Allay Hospice for the care they showed to Wayne.

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