Our beloved husband and dad, Wayne H. Van Waveren (Drifter to his fishing buddies), passed away on February 3, 2021. He was at home with his family when he died after a short illness.
Wayne was 85 years old at the time of his passing, born on November 17, 1935 in Bellingham, Washinton. After serving in the military, mom and dad lived in California before retiring in Brookings, Oregon. As a family, he would always want to vacation up the northern coast of California and Southern Oregon, with Brookings being his favorite destination. Family, the ocean, and fishing were the 3 things he treasured in his life.
Wayne is survived by his loving wife Millie, his three children, Jodi (Mark) Newby, David and Dean Van Waveren. 3 grandchildren, Heather (Levi) Heidrich, Holly (Cory) Rabideau and Seth Van Waveren and 4 great grandchildren, Copper, Piper, Amelie and Noelle. He was preceded in death by his parents, Harry and Hildegard Van Waveren and his brother Lance Van Waveren.
A memorial service will be held this summer and his ashes will be scatted by his favorite fishing spot.
We sincerely appreciate the love and support that has been shown to our family during this time of sorrow. Special thanks to Shirley and the caring staff at the Coastal Home Health & Hospice.
Wayne, Dad, Drifter, old man of the sea – you will be loved and missed by us all.