Wayne Julius Ewald Miene, 69, Monona, Iowa, died Monday, November 4, 2013, at Veteran’s Health Care System in Iowa City, Iowa. He was born September 11, 1944 to Fred William and Frances (Gilson) Miene in Postville. Wayne was baptized on November 12, 1944 and confirmed on March 30, 1958 at St. Paul Evangelical Church, Postville. He graduated from Postville High School in 1963.
Wayne was united in marriage with Karen Kutzbach on September 25, 1965, at St. John Lutheran Church, Farmersburg. Three sons were born to this union, Thomas, Trent and Trace. Wayne started farming with his family in Luana right out of school until entering the United States Army in January of 1966 and serving in Vietnam. He was honorably discharged in October 1967. After returning from war, he continued to farm until retiring in 1989 to Monona. Wayne raised livestock and trucked for over forty years.
Wayne is survived by his wife of 48 years, Karen, of Monona; three sons, Tom (fiancée, Angie Waack) of Wilton, Trent (Melissa) Miene of Monona and Trace (Sherri) Miene of Monona; nine grandchildren, Stephanie Miene of Wilton, Ashley (Jason) Feldman of Wilton, Ryan and Meghan Waack of Wilton, Autumn, Lizzie, and Ben Miene of Monona and Kale and Landyn Miene of Monona; a brother, Willard (Karla) Miene of Luana; two sisters, Patricia (Bob) Dotseth of Decorah and Erma Swenson of Luana and a sister-in-law, Sharon Miene of Postville.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Harold Miene; a niece, Sandra Ehrhardt, and a nephew, Keith Miene.
Visitation was Thursday, November 7, 2013, from 4-8 p.m. at Leonard-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Monona, Iowa and one hour before services at the church on Friday. Funeral services were held at 11 a.m. Friday, November 8, 2013, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Postville, Iowa. The Rev. Steve Brackett was the officiant. Burial followed at Farmersburg-Wagner Cemetery, Farmersburg, Iowa with military honors.
Leonard–Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Monona, Iowa, assisted with the arrangements.