Wayne Wainscott

September 11, 2013

Wayne Edwin Wainscott, 86, of Frankfort, passed away Wednesday, Sept. 11, 2013 in the Wesley Manor care center after a brief illness. He was born July 1, 1927 in Frankfort, to the late Beatrice and Chester “Pony” Wainscott. He was one of four children. Upon early graduation from Frankfort Senior High School, Wayne joined the US Navy and served in the Pacific during World War II. He served in the occupation forces and assisted in the reconstruction in Nagasaki Japan. Shortly after his discharge he returned home and married his lifelong friend, Mary Jane Baird, on Christmas Eve, 1947 at the First Baptist Church in Frankfort, where he was a lifelong member. Wayne served 20 years as a firefighter with the Frankfort Fire Department, including a tour as assistant chief. He operated several businesses in Frankfort, including Wainscott TV and Appliances as well as Securetronics (purchased by Honeywell Corp). As a civic leader, Wayne served for 16 years on the Frankfort Community School Board. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 12 in Frankfort. A dedicated father, Wayne coached his children’s little league baseball teams, and supported their theatrical and tennis endeavors. He was an avid sports fan, who always enjoyed cheering on his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was also a supporter of the Indianapolis Colts and Indiana Pacers. Wayne is survived by two siblings: Maxine (Charles) Kasper and Lois Freeman, both of Indianapolis; children: Denny (Carol) Wainscott of Frankfort, Teresa (Jon) Inglis of Boulder Colo., Jayne (Bob) Stommel of Indianapolis and Sam (Barb) Wainscott of El Paso, Texas; grandchildren: Nick and Andy Wainscott, Barbara Meyer, Katie and Mark Koselke, Mathew, Michael and Max Wainscott, Jon and Clifton Stommel, Amanda Massey and Nathaniel Wainscott; and 11great-grandchildren: Madeline Meyer, Taren, Edwin, Zachery, Wesley, Drew Wainscott, Sam, Jake, Xander, Izzy Massey, and Kylie Norman. With his passing, Wayne is reunited with his wife: Mary Jane Wainscott; a sister: Beverly (Mike) Michaels; and son: Edwin Wainscott (Kathy). Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16 at Archer-Weston Funeral Home. Services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17at the funeral home, with Pastor Chuck Williams officiating. officiate. Burial will be in Bunnell Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations to the “Ed Wainscott Memorial Fund: for Frankfort Cross Country and/or Track and Field scholarship, c/o The Farmers Bank, 9 East Clinton Street, Frankfort, Indiana 46041 or the First Baptist Church Food Pantry. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.


11 Condolences for “Wayne Wainscott”

  1. John and Jan Baer

    We are so sad to hear of Wayne’s passing. Our condolences go to out to his family and friends.

  2. Lisa (friend of family)

    While I did not get to personally meet him I’ve learned enough to know he is a great man with many achievements. Duly loved by his family and community, I’m glad for the heart-warming stories I’ve heard about his life (which already made an impression). My condolences to family and friends, he is missed but surely never forgotten.

  3. Nancy Elsea

    Dear Denny, Carol, Teresa and all of the Wainscott family. What a dedicated servant. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy. I will be out of town or I would be at the calling. Just remember, you parents are together again. Nancy

  4. Kenny Wright

    The Family of Wayne Wainscott. I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your father, and my good friend. Your dad & I had a lot of good times at #2 Fire Station on N. Main St. Wayne will be sadly missed by all his friends. Our thoughts & prayers will be with you on Tuesday.

  5. Dan Ross

    I’m sorry to here about my friend Wayne’s passing. I have know Wayne for a long time and want his family to know that I appreciate all that Wayne has done for me. I will miss him very much. My thoughts and prayers go out to Wayne and his family.

  6. Chuck Lanman

    I first met Wayne in 1965 shortly after moving to Frankort. I worked for him part time in his tv shop for several years. I have met few people in my life time that I admired and respected more. He was a great role model. For the family, I share your sorrow and know all who knew Wayne will miss him. You were blessed with two wonderful parents, and can take comfort knowing they are now united in heaven. God bless and comfort each of you.

  7. Brenda (George) Carson

    Denny & Family: So very sorry to hear about Wayne! What an amazing man! I am not able to attend services, cause of work! Just wanted to send my condolences, thoughts & prayes for the whole family during this time of sorrow!! He will be missed by many!

  8. Ken Stacy

    To Denny and family, I am saddened to learn of your Dad’s passing . My sincerest condolences. I have many fond memories of times spent working with him and you over the years . He was always a gentleman and a pleasure to be around . Again, my condolences . Ken Stacy

  9. Ellen Perfect

    My condolences to the whole family. Thinking about you in this sad time.

  10. Rhonda Klecz

    What a wonderful man. I had an opportunity to talk with Wayne one day while he was at the church (I am the secretary). He shared some pictures and wonderful stories. When he left I felt that I had been truly blessed by the time spent with him. I am so sorry for your loss. He shall be missed by all of us who had the honor of knowing him.

  11. Gene Ritchie

    Denny: I am sorry to have heard of your dad’s passing. My thoughts are prayers are with you and your family. you dad was a great guy — so many years ago — lots of good memories for lots of folks in Frankfort. Gene Ritchie

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