Wayne O. Sanchez I, formerly of Niles

Published 9:04 am Friday, December 11, 2015

June 8, 1955 — Dec. 9, 2015

Wayne O. Sanchez I, age 60, passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 9, 2015. He was born on June 8, 1955 to Arcadio and Lorna (Brishke) Sanchez in Chicago.

Wayne O. Sanchez I

Wayne O. Sanchez I

Wayne was a handyman and a dedicated worker. He loved fishing and camping. Wayne is survived by his parents; wife, Shirley Sanchez; children, Vonnie (Glenn) Cilley, Amy (Ron) Chester, Ernest (Debra) Nicholes, Christina (Josh) Nicholes, Wendy Sanchez, Wayne (Jessica) Sanchez; grandchildren, Micheal (Rachel), Courtney C. (Chris), Jesse, Amanda (Nick), Andrew (Alyssa), Cordell, Cassandra, Marc, Corey, Serenity, Sharlean, Courtney V., Brianna, Cody, Mason; brothers, Rueben Sanchez, Leon Sanchez; sister, Lucy Sanchez-Green-Heyn; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and close family friends.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents; his son, Wayne Sanchez II, brother-in-law, Delbert Green; parents-in-law, Richard and Lula Drake; many aunts and uncles; and his faithful companion, Cinnamon. A funeral service for Wayne will be held 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 14, 2015, at The Sytsema Chapel, 737 E. Apple Ave. (231-726-5210).

Visitation with the family will take place 4 to 7 p.m., Sunday, Dec. 13, 2015, and an hour prior to services. Burial will take place in Restlawn Cemetery. Donations in Wayne’s name can be made to Mercy VNS Hospice or to the family for expenses. Feel free to share a memory with the family at www.sytsemafh.com.