Wayne's Story

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Wayne Wood Kiger passed away on July 2nd at the age of 88. He is now reunited with his late wife of 55 years, Barbara, and Chuck and Ann their late children.  Wayne was born in St. Paul, Minnesota but relocated to Battle Creek, Michigan, where he graduated in 1947 from Battle Creek Central. He went on to college and received a degree from Ferris State, at which time he joined the Air Force and served during the Korean War. Upon leaving the Air Force he returned to Michigan and met Barbara. They remained in Battle Creek until 1979 at which time they moved to the Thomasville, Georgia / Tallahassee, Florida area. Wayne is survived by his children Wayne (Paula) of Tallahassee, Florida, Mary (Jamie), of Thomasville, Georgia, Jim (Brenda), of Douglasville, Georgia and Pat (Laurie) of Charleston, South Carolina. He is also survived by 14 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. The family would like to extend its heartfelt thanks to all of Wayne's social buddies (you know who you are), to the caregivers from Home Instead, the Alzheimer's Project and Big Bend Hospice along with many members of the medical community for their assistance over the past months. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you consider donating to Big Bend Hospice or your local hospice services. Services for Wayne will be Thursday, July 13th, at Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church. A rosary will be held at 2:30 with a funeral mass to follow at 3:15.
Published on July 7, 2017
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