DuWayne R. Wornardt, 65

DuWayne R. Wornardt of the town of Barton died on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2011 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born on Dec. 16, 1945 in West Bend to the late John and Helen (nee Naumann) Wornardt.

Following his marriage to Ruth A. Hron on May 4, 1968 at Holy Angels Catholic Church, the couple moved to Grafton where they lived for about eight years. They then returned to the West Bend area where they made their home and raised their family.

For more than 46 years, he was employed at the former Orion Corporation in Grafton. Over the years, he held various factory positions, including machinist and inspector.

He was a member of the West Bend Barton Sportsmanís Club, the Kirchhayn Cruisers Car Club, Kettle Moraine Sport Riders, Abate of Wisconsin and the Kewaskum Historical Society.

Survivors include his wife Ruth; two children Michelle "Shelly" (Sam) Russo of West Bend and Nathan "Nate" (Lisa) of Campbellsport; four grandchildren Tanner and Griffin Russo and Kailey and Ava Wornardt; one brother Trent (Patty) Naumann of West Bend; a cousin Tommy Famularo; close lifelong friends Butchy, Joe, Mike and Terry Vrana; other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, Dec. 10 at noon at St. Mary's Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with burial following in St. Maryís Cemetery (new). The family will greet relatives and friends at the church only on Saturday from 9 until 11:45 a.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of West Bend is serving the family.

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