Wayne E. Lawonn

October 11, 1949 ~ March 9, 2021 (age 71)


Wayne E. Lawonn, 71, Wausau passed away on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, surrounded by family at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.


He was born October 11, 1949 in Wausau, son of the late Elroy and Elaine (Whitmore) Lawonn. 


On October 24, 1970 he married Margaret “Peggy” Kasten at Zion Lutheran Church, Wausau. 


Wayne worked as a truck driver for Milwaukee Cheese Company and then Wausau Papers for 26 years as a machine tender until they closed.


Some of his favorite pastimes included his love for deer hunting, bowling and he enjoyed landscaping his yard.  He was a member of the Wausau Elks Lodge for many years.  Wayne was actively involved in Good fellowship for local charity’s, Operation “Santa” was among one of his favorites.  He was also chairman of the Smelt Fry and a member of the board of Trustee’s. 



Wayne is survived by his wife, Peggy Lawonn, Wausau, his two daughters, Lisa (Mike) Dahl, Green Bay and Jennifer Lawonn, Wausau, one granddaughter, Hannah Pfeifer Lawonn, one sister, Sandy (Mike) Rekowski, Wausau and three nephews, Mark (Brenda) Holenbeck, Bryan Schilling and Derek (Joy) Schilling.


Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his sister, Sonja Schilling and a nephew, Clark Schilling.


His family and friends will remember him most by his outgoing personality, fun sense of humor, The love and devotion to his wife, children and granddaughter.


To honor Wayne’s wishes there will be no formal services.  A small Celebration of Wayne’s life will be held at a later date.  His family is grateful for the excellent care and compassion he received from all his doctors and nurses that were taking care of him while being at Aspirus Wausau Hospital. 


Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Wausau is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at 

To send flowers to Wayne's family, please visit our floral store.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family
© 2021 Peterson Kraemer Funeral Homes & Crematory Inc.. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy