Wayne Duvel

Wayne W. Duvel, age 86, of Richland Center, WI passed away Monday, November 22, 2021 at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse, WI. Upon Wayne’s wishes no formal funeral services will be held. No flowers are requested. Memorials can be made to Lakeland University Building Fund, Sheboygan, WI.

He was born in Waukon May 29, 1935, the son of Wesley and Ellen (Vangen) Duvel. June 18, 1960, he married Mary Jane Dhein. Wayne graduated from Lakeland College and earned his Masters in Education at UW-Superior. He worked for 35 years at Racine Unified School District and three years previous in Algoma, WI.

As a history teacher, Wayne loved anything to do with history, and exploring his neighborhood and family tree. He loved education and helping others learn.  He and Mary Jane enjoyed traveling around Europe, Scandinavia, Africa, Australia and New Zealand, and China, as well as the U.S. and Canada. He especially loved collecting and studying arrowheads and fossils, and spending time in the outdoors hunting and fishing and walking.

Wayne was a great storyteller, enjoyed writing articles and co-authored a textbook on pre-law. He was a great inspiration and a loving parent and will be missed.

Survivors include his loving wife, Mary Jane, of Richland Center, WI; two children, Lisa (William) Lickel of Hillsboro, WI and Lane (Jane) Duvel of Rockford, MI; four grandsons, Andrew (Joanna) Lickel, Kyle (Kandace) Lickel, Ryan (Ashley) Duvel and Matthew Duvel; nine great-grandchildren, Micah, James, Ethan, Rhoda, Jordan, Silas and Wells Lickel, and Jackson and Emma Duvel; three sisters-in-law, Sue (Ron) Kiesau, Elaine (Stan) Fuchs and Shirley Dhein; his special cousins, LaVonne Hesse, Virginia Stecha, Wyonne Bucheit and Janice Winter; and his nephews, nieces and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Donus Duvel; and his brother-in-law, Thomas Dhein.

The Clary Memorial Funeral Home in Richland Center, WI assisted the family. Visit www.clarymemorialfuneralhome.com.