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Wayne Vaudt

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Aug. 17, 1932 — Dec. 5, 2017
Wayne Vaudt, age 85 of Algona, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 at the Algona Manor in Algona.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Dec. 9, 2017 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Algona with Rev. Eric Hauan officiating.  Burial took place at Union Cemetery in Livermore. 
Wayne John Vaudt, the son of Arthur and Margaret (Hohenberger) Vaudt was born on Aug. 17, 1932 in Livermore, Ia. He attended Livermore Schools and graduated from Livermore High School in 1951. On Dec. 30, 1951, Wayne was united in marriage to Mary Ehrhardt in Livermore. Wayne was the Assistant Manager at the Livermore Cooperative Elevator for 15 years, Manager at the Corwith Elevator for four years, Manager at Patterson Service Center for seven years and in 1979, Wayne purchased a feed store in Rembrandt, Ia. and owned Vaudt’s Feed and Seed from 1979 until his retirement in 1996. In 2006, Wayne and Mary moved back to Algona. 
Wayne was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and was active in his church through the years serving as an usher, elder and trustee. He was an active member of Thrivent Financial serving on several committees. Wayne was a very good athlete in high school and enjoyed watching his boys and grandchildren play sports while they were growing up. He enjoyed an occasional trip to the casino, fishing, watching football, basketball, baseball and was a fan of the Iowa Hawkeyes, Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins.
He enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren. He especially enjoyed family gatherings when his four boys and their families all came home.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Margaret Vaudt and sisters, Maxine Berte and Marilyn Lane.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Mary of Algona; sons, Terry (Micki) Vaudt of West Des Moines, Dennis (Becky) Vaudt  of Dakota City, David (Jeanie) Vaudt of Des Moines and Kevin (Paige) Vaudt of Rembrandt; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren.   
Memorials may be made in Wayne’s honor to Trinity Lutheran Church or Hospice of the Heartland. 
Lentz Funeral Home of Algona is serving the family.

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