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In Memory of Wayne Kinneman

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 11:40 am
Friday May 20, 2022
English Lutheran Church
229 West Main Street
Ellsworth WI, 54011

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Our beloved Dad, Wayne Walter Kinneman was called home to our creator on Monday, February 7, 2022.  Wayne was born May 20, 1934, to Walter and Ellen (Dahl) Kinneman. He was the second oldest of five boys born and raised on the family farm in Hager City, WI.

He had a long career at 3M in St Paul, MN and after retiring from 35+ years, he worked a part time retirement job at Walmart in Hastings, MN. He enjoyed gardening, loved playing cards and spending time with his family. Wayne touched so many, with his kind and gentle soul. He will be dearly missed!

Wayne is survived by his children: Kathy Kinneman, Diane (Craig) Moore, Wendy (Brad) Harrison, Lynda (Paul) Affolter, Jacky (Jim) Kinneman, and Sam/Wayne (Melissa) Kinneman Jr; grandchildren: Ben Gulbranson, Brenda (Dan) Sadowski, Brandon Harrison, John (Monica) Polk, Luke Affolter, Emily Affolter, and Katie Kaedden; great grandchildren: Brooklyn, Mackenzie, Kale, Myla, Eva, Landen and Maxwell; brothers: Earl (Donna), Gerald, Kenneth (Phyllis) and Dale (Linda).  He was preceded in death by his wife Sandy, his parents Walter and Ellen, and son-in-law Ed Affolter.

Special thanks to the staff of Hammond Health Center and ADORAY Hospice for the great care given to our dad.

Memorial Service for Wayne will be at 11:00am on Friday May 20, 2022 at English Lutheran Church, 229 W Main St, Ellsworth, WI 54011.

Services entrusted to O’Connell Family Funeral Homes and Cremation Services of River Falls, www.oconnellfuneralservices.com,715-425-5644

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  • I had the pleasure of working with Wayne at Walmart and loved to listen to his stories…… wonderful man!!! With us making small talk on our lunch break, I had come to find out that Wayne had once worked with my Grandpa Kolve (Norm) and had once worked with my father (Rolland Kolve) as well. He always thought that was pretty cool that he had worked with 3 generations of the Kolve’s. Going to miss this guy!!

  • My dad was a kind, hardworking, honest man with lot of patience. I will miss him very much.
    One of his sayings later in years was, If you live long enough you will get old. Which is true! When I turned 40 I remember saying to him that I couldn’t believe I was 40, he said I can’t believe I have a daughter who is 40!
    I think his 5 girls gave him stress over the years but we had fun. He finally got that son they had been trying so hard to get and they like to go fishing and cut wood. I have no idea what the guys talked about on their own. I could ask my dad anything and he would always give his best advice. I will miss him very much and I will also always cherish my memories. I love you dad!