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Jack Wayson

December 27, 1930 December 16, 2018
Jack Wayson
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Obituary for Jack Wayson

C. M. “Jack” Wayson, 87, died Sunday, December 16, 2018, at the Vinton Lutheran Home.
Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, December 19, 2018, at the Vinton Presbyterian Church with Rev. Jessica Crane-Munoz officiating. Military rites will be performed at the church by George G. Luckey American Legion Post 57 of Vinton and Iowa Military Funeral Honors. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2018, at Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home in Vinton and one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery, Vinton.
Jack was born December 27, 1930, in Polk Township, Urbana, Iowa, the son of C. Mearl and A. Fern Rouse Wayson. His family moved to Vinton in 1934, and he graduated from Lincoln High School in 1949.
On November 6, 1951, Jack was united in marriage with Dixie Lou Stickels at the Little Brown Church in Nashua. The following March, Jack left to serve his country in the Korean War in the United States Army. He returned to Benton County following his service and worked for the county for 43 years as an assistant engineer, retiring on his 62nd birthday in 1992.
Jack was an active member, usher and Elder at the Vinton Presbyterian Church, and he loved to work in the kitchen. He was a member of Geo. G. Luckey American Legion Post 57 in Vinton. He was also a member of the morning Kiwanis Club in Vinton and Brooklyn, participating on the Scholarship Fund Committee in Brooklyn.
Jack is survived by his wife of 67 years, Dixie, of Vinton; his children: Sonja Bridge and husband Joseph of Cedar Rapids; B.J. Wayson and wife Michelle of Vinton; and Melissa Chapman and husband Mark of Des Moines; 5 grandchildren: Stephanie Bridge and husband James Heistand of Cedar Rapids; Dr. Blake Wayson and wife Jennifer of Waterloo; Elissa Maxwell and husband Brock of Altoona; Michael Wayson and wife Rachel of Mt. Auburn; and Cole Laughridge of Des Moines; and 8 great-grandchildren: Angel, Caitlin, Brady, Bo, Emma, Jack, Kyleigh and Sara.
He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Georgia Nash and Norma Musker; two stillborn brothers and one stillborn sister.
A memorial fund has been established.


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Previous Events

Visitation

Tuesday

18

Dec

4:00 PM 12/18/2018 4:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/18/2018 6:00:00 PM
Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home

1212 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

Van Steenhuyse-Russell Funeral Home
1212 1st Avenue Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Visitation

Wednesday

19

Dec

10:00 AM 12/19/2018 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 12/19/2018 11:00:00 AM
Vinton Presbyterian Church

608 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

Vinton Presbyterian Church
608 1st Avenue Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Service

Wednesday

19

Dec

11:00 AM 12/19/2018 11:00:00 AM
Vinton Presbyterian Church

608 1st Avenue
Vinton, IA 52349

Vinton Presbyterian Church
608 1st Avenue Vinton 52349 IA
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Evergreen Cemetery Final Resting Place

1002 E 10th St
Vinton, IA 52349

1002 E 10th St Vinton 52349 IA
United States
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