Wayne Falkenberg

[img_assist|nid=55|title=.|desc=|link=url|align=right|width=140|height=200]Date of Birth: August 28, 1935
Date of Death: December 5, 2008

Shirley Wayne, the second of three children of Jack Frank and Anna Angelina Clover Falkenberg, was born in Caldwell, KS on August 28, 1935. Wayne attended Caldwell High School through his junior year with the class of 1955. After that year he joined the United States Navy, serving for four years. He later got his GED.

After his time in the service, Wayne drove trucks for a living. While in Texas, he became very interested in a waitress named Geraldine Krpec. They dated for four or five years. On October 31, 1964 Gerry and Wayne were married in Wichita, KS.

For 33 years before retiring, Wayne worked for Cessna Aircraft in Wichita. Wayne loved to camp and fish, go to car races, play handheld electronic games, and be around his family and friends. He also collected caps.

While on a trip to Houston, Wayne suffered a heart attack and died at a hospital in Houston on December 5, 2008 at the age of 73.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Jack and Angie Falkenberg, his older brother, Ronald Falkenberg, and a nephew, B.J. Shaffer. He is survived by his wife of 44 years, Geraldine, of their home in Wichita and by a sister, Alberta Shaffer, of Caldwell. Numerous nephews and nieces also survive.

Friends may call at the Mortuary from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 10, 2008.

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 11, 2008, at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel, Caldwell, Kansas. Interment will be in the Caldwell City Cemetery.

Memorials may be given in Wayne’s name to St. Judes Children’s Hospital.


Sorry to hear of Waynes passing,Seen Forrest and he told us.Keep your chin up and am thinking of you. Nadine and Dick Wallker

I am very sorry to hear about Shirley Wayne, you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Jeri, I was so sorry to hear the bad news altho I haven't been good about keeping in touch with you guys I have thought of you often. Please accept our heartfelt condolences... Dick&Shelia Orange

Another friend has passed from our lives! I know your pain and loss. I tell you “I too will miss this great man”. I wish I could be there with other classmates but it is just not to be, at this time. Gerri you are in our hearts. Please accept our thoughts and prayers. God Bless you and the family. Warmest Regards: Al and Pat Rader, 786 Brook Forest Ct, Apopka FL 32712, 407.814.0961. Al

I'll never forget how Wayne enjoyed our 50th Class Reunion, even participating in the silly skits we put together. Since he and I were neighbors all thru school I have many winderful menories of the entire Falkenberg family, Then I met Gerri and I felt like she had been a part of that family forever. I am so very sorry to hear of this loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Lottie Cash Farr