Services for Wayne Daryl Lingner were held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, October 21, 2016 at Hastings Funeral Home in Jefferson. Visitation started from 5:00 p.m. until time of service. Chaplin Jim Mead of St. Croix Hospice in Panora, Iowa provided words of comfort. Honorary bearers were: Alyssa McCollom, Jada McCollom, Trinity McCollom, Chance McCollom, Cody McCollom, Caden McCollom, Carter McCollom, Dakota Hastings, Levi Hastings, Nash Lingner, Jillian Lingner and Grant Birkenholtz. Casket bearers were: Jeremy McCollom, Chad McCollom, Laura Hastings, Adam Lingner, Chris Lingner, Heather Lingner, Dillon Blum and Destiny Birkenholtz. Meladee Graven was the soloist. Hymns chosen were: You Can Let Go Now Daddy, My Way and Jealous Of The Angels. Wayne Daryl Lingner, son of Herbert William Lingner and Iona Darnell Buchmiller Lingner, was born October 22, 1933 in Grand Junction, Iowa and died October 17, 2016 at Regency Park Nursing and Rehab in Jefferson, Iowa at the age of 82. Wayne was one of 13 children and grew up in Grand Junction, graduating Grand Junction High School. During his school years he worked to help his family. Wayne enlisted in the U.S. Army January 15, 1952 and was Honorably Discharged December 8, 1954. He saw duty in Panama. Wayne was united in marriage with Kay Rhoades June 5th, 1955. They were parents of three children Craig, Roxanne and Tami. Wayne's working life revolved around his love of the farm and farm machinery. He worked for Rueter and Zenor in Grand Junction and farmed with his father-in-law Lloyd Rhoades near Rippey. Wayne owned and operated Massey Ferguson Implement in Duncombe, Iowa. He purchased land in southern Iowa and was a weekend farmer. In 1971, the family moved to Leon where he continued to farm and sold farm machinery. Wayne commuted to Des Moines where he worked construction for several years. After working for the Jimmy Dean Company for over ten years. Wayne was always a hard worker and his big love was farming and livestock until he retired. After retiring he moved to Luther Park Retirement Community in Des Moines. Wayne moved to Jefferson in 2014 to be near his daughter and family. Wayne was a member of the Osceola Eagles Lodge, Osceola American Legion; and the Clarke County Old Iron which was a group of tractor lovers who restored their treasures. In earlier years he always enjoyed hunting, all sports, especially following the Knoxville Race Track "Outlaws". In the Grand Junction days, he and Kay enjoyed square dancing. Wayne stayed busy in his later years, reading, watching birds, making birdhouses, sports on television, word search, and jig saw puzzles. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard and sister Carol Jean, both in infancy; brothers Donald, Bud, Jack, Larry, and Bob, and sister Elizabeth Rowe. Wayne is survived by his son Craig Lingner and wife Susie of Olathe, KS; daughters Roxanne McCollom and husband Terry of Jefferson; and Tami Blum and husband Donnie of Baxter; grandchildren; Adam Lingner; Chris Lingner and wife Jamie; Heather Thayer and husband Gilbert; Jeremy McCollom and wife DeAnn; Chad McCollom and wife Tina; Laura Hastings and husband Cole; Dillon Blum; and Destiny Birkenholtz and husband Todd; great grandchildren Nash and Jillian Lingner; Alyssa, Jada, and Trinity McCollom; Chance, Cody, Caden, and Carter McCollom; Dakota and Levi Hastings; and Grant Birkenholtz. Wayne is also survived by his brothers Bill Lingner and wife Helen of Michigan; Jim Lingner and wife Alberta of Springfield, AR; sisters Betty Palmer of Iowa; Fern Waldo and Karen Hansaker both of Kansas; and Judy Sinclair of Perry; sisters in law Liz Lingner and Joanne Lingner , both of Perry; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and many friends.
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