Dweaine F. Books
Dweaine Floyd Books, age 77, of Dodgeville, ended his earthly journey Tuesday, Aug 12, 2014, at Upland Hills Health. Born and raised in Waukesha, Dweaine married Barbara (Jackie) Sjoberg and moved to Oconomowoc, where they raised four children together. He later moved to Dodgeville.
Dweaine was a machinist at Wisconsin Centrifugal for 26 years. He was proud of his job as a tool and die maker and enjoyed sharing that employer with two of his brothers.
His children will remember him tinkering with the small engines he loved, building and playing with models and RCs, as well as educating himself better through a concordance and The Bible. Others may remember him for his time on the CB radio where he was known as “Mr. B,” for his time as an active member of Abundant Life Apostolic Church, for being a loving brother, uncle, friend.
A complex man, Dweaine grew to live life as simply as it would allow.
Dweaine will be greatly missed by his children: William “Billy” Books of Circle, Mont., Tamara Books Lancaster of Mauston, James “Jimmy” Books, and Hollis Books (Danny Clauer), both of Dodgeville; and his beloved grandchildren: Angel Spellman, Jordan, Alannah, Makenna Books Lancaster, Troy and Nathan Lasanske, Rosemary Hansen, Jacob and Russell Books, Amber, Destin, Danielle, and Drake Clauer.
He is also survived by his brother Maynard Books, his sisters Charlotte (David) Markle and Sharon (Bob) Mertins and an abundance of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Dweaine was preceded in death by his parents, Wilber and Esther, and siblings Darwin (Judi), Wilmer (Diane), Roland (Judy), Billy and Darlene, and his son-inlaw Allan Lancaster.
A special thank-you Dr. Gary Grunow for all the care and support he gave Dweaine over the last 18 years and Mike at Gorgan Funeral Home for his service. Inurnment was private.
A memorial will be held in Dweaine’s honor on Sunday, Aug. 24, 2014, at Abundant Life Church, 995 Sawyer Road (Hwy P), Oconomowoc, WI 53066 with visitation at 1 p.m., service at 1:30 p.m. and a time to share immediately following.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to his family in care of the church.
The family would also like to encourage attending the morning church service, 10 a.m., as it had been one of those things he had wanted for himself.