In Memory

Wayne Mathwig

Wayne Mathwig

Wayne Harvey Mathwig, 69, The Villages, Florida, passed away on Sunday, September 25, 2016. Wayne lived in The Villages since 2015, moving from Grove, OK to be with his children, Michael and Cathy Mathwig of Orlando, FL. Born on October 26, 1946 in Moline, IL. he was the son of the late Harvey Clarence Mathwig and Dorothy Sylvia Peterson. He proudly graduated from the Spartan School of Aeronautics and served in Vietnam with the United States Marine Corps. He retired from American Airlines, a career that he loved every day. Wayne was a 32nd Degree Mason and Member of the Masonic Lodge. He has been a long-time attendee of the Episcopal Church. Those closest to him will remember his eternal optimism and large spirit. Wayne loved airplanes, cars, boating, water skiing, AA, and reading the daily reflections.  He is survived by his son, Michael Mathwig; daughter, Cathy Mathwig; sister, Cynthia (John) Fakas; niece, Adrianna (Scott) Sappington; and his beloved dog, Coco. The family would like to say a special thank you to the members of Wayne’s local fellowships of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA). He loved all of you so much, and we are grateful for the unwavering support and encouragement you gave him daily. Services will be held at a later date in Moline, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the NIAAA at: Financial Management Branch – Gift Fund, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, 5635 Fishers Lane-Room 3011, Bethesda, Maryland 20892-9304. Arrangements by Baldwin Brothers, The Villages, FL 352-430-1449.

[Provided by Carole Peterson]

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09/28/16 02:03 PM #1    

Nicholas Eastland

I am so sad to hear of the passing of Wayne. It was so fun to see him at the reunion. He was so upbeat about living in the Villages and being able to attend the reunion. I was looking forward to perhaps seeing him in Sarasota for our 70th birthday party. Our thoughts are with his family. God bless!

09/28/16 03:10 PM #2    

Renae Cason (White)

I'm shocked and saddened to hear of Wayne's death.  I feel terrible that I let the invitation and opportunity to meet for lunch pass by.  He was such a sweet guy.  He was so excited about living at The Villages and it's a shame it only lasted such a short time.  Rest in peace, Wayne.


09/28/16 04:50 PM #3    

Cheryl Anderson (Lehew)

I too am so saddened to hear of Wayne's passing. I'm so glad we were able to see him at the 50th. He was indeed a happy, positive guy. My thoughts and sympathy are with his family.

09/28/16 08:21 PM #4    

Jean Conkle (Knox)

So very sad to hear about Wayne!  So very glad we got to visitation our reunion. My condolences to his family!  


Jeannie Conkle Knox


09/28/16 08:46 PM #5    

Suzee Carson (Branch)

 agreeing on all fronts with the others of us who've posted. wayne was easy to talk to. i felt lucky to have gotten to do a t least a little catch up. stand in his space there with him. comfort to his family. and love from me, suzee.



09/29/16 08:07 AM #6    

Tom Ahlstrand

My condolences to the family of Wayne.  Knew him from long ago at church, Salem Lutheran.  Always had a smile on his face.  You will be missed and I am glad we saw you at our reunion.

09/29/16 10:10 AM #7    

Timothy A. Wilder

So sad. Wayne was one of those guys that always had time to stop and talk to you , who ever you were.

Glad I got to see and talk to him at the reunion. Gods blessings on you Wayne .

09/29/16 02:02 PM #8    

Helen Mueller (Drain)

So very sorry to hear this news about Wayne.  Glad I talked to him at the reunion.  He was a very nice guy.  Deepest sympathy to all his family and friends.     Helen Mueller Drain

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