Miles C. Payne

Sept. 8, 1930 April 27, 2015

Miles C. PayneMiles C. Payne of Waukesha died peacefully at home on Monday, April 27, 2015, following a brave struggle with lung cancer. He was born in West Virginia on September 8, 1930, the son of Miles and Ida Payne.

Miles retired from the U.S. Air Force after a 20year career serving his country in various locations including Korea, England, Manila and Tel Aviv. He established Miles Payne Realty in 1971 and served many clients who, then, became friends. His second retirement began when his grandson was born and from then on devoted his time to the “Three G’s” of grandchildren, golfing and gardening. He was a faithful and longtime member of Good Shepherd Lutheran Church and was currently a member of St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha.

Miles will be sadly missed and remembered by his wife of 59 years, Jo Ann; his children, Stacey and Stephen (Sandra); his grandchildren, Christopher and Carolyn; his special nephew, Jim (Cherie) Hawkins of Tennessee; and by many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by infant twin daughters; his parents; and siblings Berlin, Charles, Lou and Virginia.

The visitation for Miles will be held on Saturday, May 9, from 10:00 a.m. until the 11:00 a.m. memorial service at St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 424 Hyde Park Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188. The Rev. D. Andrew Fetters will preside. Military honors will follow the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials if desired are appreciated to St. Mark’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com.