Wayne S. Thomas,
age 68 of Chesterton, passed away on April 5, 2017, at Franciscan Saint
Anthony Health in Michigan City.
He was born on
August 12, 1948, in Harvey, IL, to Robert and Betty Thomas, both of whom
preceded him in death.
He was married to
Jeanine Enright Thomas for 41 years, who survives in Chesterton.
Wayne is also
survived by his son, Scott W. Thomas of Chicago, IL; his siblings: Bonnie
(Duane) Miller of LaPorte, IN and Mark (Karan) Thomas of Harvey, IL; his
sister-in-law, Kathleen Grindel of Elwood, IL.; six nieces and nephews:
Karen (Keith) Bohne of New Lenox, IL, Mark (Julie) Armor of New Lenox, IL,
Jeffery (Mark Springer) Armor of Frankfort, IL, Jennifer Fortson of
Homewood, IL, Eric (Ali) Miller of Sarasota, FL, and Amy and Jonathon
Salazar of Jeffersonville, IN.
He is also preceded
in death by his daughter, Barbara A. Thomas, on September 27, 2015.
Wayne was very
active in the Boy Scouts when his son was younger. He was also a little
league baseball and football coach, and a softball coach for his daughter,
Barb, for many years. He loved riding his motorcycle and loved his Ford
Mustang. He also enjoyed traveling and fishing.
will be held on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10 a.m. at White-Love Funeral
Home, 525 South Second Street, Chesterton with Pastor Dee Miller
officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.
The family will
receive friends on Friday, April 7, 2017 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. at the
may be given to the American Diabetes Association: