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Immaculate Conception Church
Tuesday March 23rd, 2021
2:00pm - 8:00pm

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Waterloo High School
Wednesday March 24th, 2021
1:00pm - 1:50pm

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Funeral Service

Waterloo High School
Wednesday March 24th, 2021

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Wayne M. Collmeyer

Wayne M. Collmeyer, 72, of Waterloo, IL, died March 19, 2021, in St. Louis, MO. He was born April 17, 1948, in Centralia, IL.

He is survived by his wife Kathleen M. Collmeyer, nee Sieli-Barnes; children Andrea (Wesley) Kuergeleis, Matthew (Lori) Collmeyer, & Andrew (Mindy) Collmeyer; grandchildren Noah, Max, Sydney, Jensyn, Chloe, Avery, & Reece; extended family Bill (Monica) Bandy; grandchildren Alison (Jeff), Melissa, Elizabeth (Drake), and Ben (Kendra); great grandson Tristan; sister Helen Bisaga; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He is preceded in death by 1st wife Linda Collmeyer, nee Auld; and parents Melvin & Irene (nee Kraus) Collmeyer.

Wayne was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church - Waterloo (President of Congregation), Waterloo Rotary Club (past president), Camp Wartburg (past board president), Monroe County YMCA Board Member, and supporter of many community organizations.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Immanuel Lutheran Church - Waterloo, House of Neighborly Service, or Camp Wartburg

2 PM to 8 PM Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at Waterloo High School
1 PM until time of service Wednesday at Waterloo High School

2 PM Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at Waterloo High School in Waterloo, IL
Pastor Tony Troup officiating
Interment at Kolmer Memorial Cemetery in Waterloo, IL

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I knew Wayne during our high school years in Nashville, IL. He was a great guy with a big personality and a ready laugh. I'm very sad to know of his passing.

Jerry Miller Aug 5 2021 11:23 PM

Kathy and family- you are in my heart and prayers for peace. I so appreciated the time with you and Wayne at Bible study at your home many years ago. You are both so dear to me. Please know Im here for you. Much love to you all.

Kim Strellis Mar 24 2021 12:00 AM

Wayne was such an awesome principal for us! I have great memories of him as a kind, gentle and respected man. And years later, as a fellow Immanuel member, he still proved to be kind, gentle and respected. What an awesome Christian man!! Rest in the arms of Jesus, Wayne!!

Joyce McDaniel Mar 23 2021 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers for all the family, a great man and friend to all.

Virgil and Nancy Niehaus Family, Mellissa, Christina, Scott and Todd -- Mar 23 2021 12:00 AM

I want to extend my sincere sympathy to all of the family. It has been so many years that I had seen Wayne. His dad and my mom were cousins, she was a Collmeyer. Wayne was always a very kind person. Judy Vogt was telling me about his accident and I have been praying for his recovery. But he is in a much better place. Hoping many memories help you through these hard times.

Stanley and Nancy Renth Mar 22 2021 12:00 AM

We are sending our most sincere sympathy in the loss of Wayne. He was a wonderful person and he will be missed by many. God bless you all with comfort and peace as you go through the coming days,

Marvin and Carolyn Henry Mar 21 2021 12:00 AM

We are saddened to learn of Waynes passing. He was such a wonderful school leader for Community Unit 2 in Robinson. He was a kind and warm gentleman who touched the lives of many here.
Our sympathy to the family and we will keep you and Wayne in our prayers.

Lynne and Terry Roche and family

Lynne and Terry Roche Mar 21 2021 12:00 AM