Jerry Wayne, 1943-2020

Published 1:00 am Thursday, January 23, 2020

Funeral services for Jerry D. Wayne, 76, of Albert Lea will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ascension Lutheran Church, 1101 U.S. Highway 69 in Albert Lea. The Rev. Mark Boorsma will officiate. Burial will be in Lakewood Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church Saturday. Online condolences are welcome at

Jerry Wayne

Jerry Dean Wayne passed away Friday, Jan. 17, 2020, at his home.

Jerry was born in Albert Lea on Sept. 17, 1943. He was the son of Clarence and Ruby (Dahl) Wayne.

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He attended school in Albert Lea. After school he served in the U.S. Navy from 1960 to 1964. He served on the USS Randolph CVS 15 Carrier. He was proud to serve his country.

On Nov. 22, 1974, he was married to Linda Maher at United Methodist Church. They had two children, Jason and Stacy. They made their home in Albert Lea.

Jerry was a member of Ascension Lutheran Church. He owned and operated Jerry’s Cash and Carry furniture store, was a carpenter with his dad and worked at the KOA campgrounds in Albert Lea and Lafayette, Louisiana, later in his life.

Jerry enjoyed remodeling his house, doing craft shows, camping and traveling in his RVs. He and Linda would spend their winters in Lafayette.

He is survived by his wife, Linda, of Albert Lea; two children, Jason of Forrest City and Stacy (Dave and Dakota) of Ellendale; sisters Judy (Wayne) Thorson and Karen (Ed) Sharpsteen; brother-in-law, Mike (Mary) Maher; and cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents and his mother and father-in-law.

Jerry will be greatly missed by his family and friends. Memorials are preferred to the Veterans Administration Clinic of Albert Lea (in care of Minneapolis VA Clinic) or Ascension Lutheran Church.