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Obituary for Wayne Lynn Walz

Wayne Lynn Walz, a life-long resident of Oakley, passed away Friday morning, May 12, 2023, at Littleton Adventist Hospital, Littleton, Colorado, at age 71. Wayne was diagnosed with Complicated Traumatic Brain Injury, following a fall, and subsequently developed a pneumonia complication.

He liked to inform his friends that he was retired, following an award from Developmental Service of Northwest Kansas for his entrepreneurial enterprise Windows by Wayne. He enjoyed coyote hunting, swimming, fishing, pitch, checkers, traveling, and being his dad’s right hand through the years.

Wayne was fiercely independent, loved his community, and was at peace and pain free with family at his side in passing. He was preceded in death by his mother Leah M. Walz, his father Floyd M. Walz, brother Roger M. Walz, and sisters-in-law, Lila Walz and Kathy Walz.

The family wishes to thank his primary care physician, Doug Gruenbacher, including Logan County Hospital, Logan County Health Department, Ruth Clark, and Vanessa and Scott Wellbrock. Wayne is survived by his brother Raymond, sister-in-law Pat Walz, brother Kelvin Walz, nieces, and nephews.

A celebration of life visitation is from 5-7:00 p.m. Thursday, May 18, 2023, at Baalmann Mortuary, Oakley. A graveside service will take place at the Oakley City Cemetery, Friday, May 19, 2023, at 10:00 a.m. Family suggests donations to Northwest Kansas Educational Service Center (NKESC), 703 W. 2nd St., Oakley, or Oakley United Methodist Church, 611 Maple Ave., Oakley. For information or condolences visit