In Memory

Wayne H. Schwindt

Wayne H. Schwindt

Wayne H. Schwindt died on December 9, 2021 in Houston, TX.  Following high school, Wayne worked in Lincoln for several years in the printing business.  In 1981 he moved to Denver, CO, and through his job was transferred to Houston in 1983.  There, he met and married his wife of 36 years, Judi.  For many years Wayne worked for American Color in Houston and later worked as an AIG Insurance Agent.  He retired at age 65.  

Wayne loved antique cars and you will find a picture of a beautifully restored antique car on Wayne's Profile Page.  Wayne had a lot of buddies in Houston who together attended antique car shows every weekend.  In his Nebraska days Wayne loved a long day at a good fishing pond.  Wayne was a loyal Husker football fan and received Husker updates regularly from sister Carol who lives in Lincoln.  She sent him many clippings of the latest Husker football news.  Even during the recent disappointing seasons Wayne remained loyal to the Big Red.  Wayne had a natural skill for photography and his family treasures numerous photos he took of them.

Wayne died of non-alcohol related cirrhosis of the liver and had other ongoing health challenges.  Wayne was diagnosed with cirrhosis in 2015 but enjoyed relatively good health until January of 2021.  After that doctor visits and hospitalizations were frequent.  Sister Carol heard Wayne say many times how badly he wanted to make "one more trip back to Nebraska."  Wayne loved Nebraska.  

The sad news is compounded as we learn Wayne's wife, Judi, died on January 19, 2022 of COVID, after spending over a month in the hospital.  

Wayne and Judi are survived by three children, Michelle, Steve and Tammy and several grandchildren.  Also surviving Wayne is his sister Carol Brehm of Lincoln and her children, Michael, Chris, Jeannie and Sharell.  Wayne was a beloved father and uncle.  Wayne was preceded in death by his well loved dogs.  

From the LHS Class of '61, our sincerest condolences go out to Wayne's children and grandchildren and sister Carol Schwindt Brehm, LHS '58, and her children.

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12/12/21 01:42 PM #1    

Judy L. Cline (Glathar)

So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. Condolences to Judi & see entire Schwindt family.

12/12/21 02:16 PM #2    

Karen Heckman (Stork)

I was so saddened to hear about Wayne's passing this past week.  Wayne was such a good friend in high school and for many years afterward.  I remember the group of guys he hung out with (one of them being my former husband Ron Stork) also Todd Hoover, Tony Holder and Don Thomas. Those guys shared many good times in high school. I know they had a nickname for their group, but I don't remember it anymore. Though Wayne and I were only in touch through Facebook in these later years, I enjoyed hearing about his family and gandchildren.  He was truly loved by his family, and my condolences to you all on Wayne's passing.

12/12/21 03:56 PM #3    

Todd Hoover

Dear friend Wayne,
I am so saddened by your passing. Another bright light in my life has gone out for me and for your family. I think about all of the amazingly good times we had - you, Ron, Don, Tony and myself. Just like Karen noted. We started our days at school by parking in the small lot south of the administration building. Then, meeting in the hall by the cafeteria. Time to show how "cool" we were or, so we thought! Then, school is out for the day. The "real" fun would begin!!! Thanks Wayne and Ron and Don! Tony and I are left as our world is shrinking! Now, more than ever, I genuinely appreciate EACH and EVERY classmate!

12/13/21 08:44 AM #4    

Lester E. Williams

I'm saddened to read about Wayn'e passing. If memeory serves me correctly, and this is always risky at best, occasionally I would see and visit Wayne at LifePointe when I was working out.MY  THOUGHTS & PRAYERS go out to Wayne's family..




12/14/21 09:56 AM #5    

Mary L. Thorpe (Dolce)

I am so saddened by Wayne's death.  I agree with is short and holding on to precious relationships means everything.  I shared some good times with Wayne...holding his family in my prayers.

05/02/22 09:51 PM #6    

Michelle McGarrett (Daughter Of Wayne Schwindt)

this is Wayne's daughter Michelle.

I would like to say Thank You for allowing me to read your messages to Wayne and our family, He and my mom are missed dearly, but we know they are watching down on us and dancing in Heaven

God Bless!

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