Wayne A. Sandquist, son of Justus and Eva May (DeVinny) Sandquist passed away unexpectedly on October 12, 2018, at Corvallis Hospital. He was born December 1, 1929, in Eustis, NE and graduated high school before serving in the National Guard and the United States Air Force until 1955. He married Betty Jean Cochrane on March 3, 1951, in Cozad, NE where they resided until July 1970 when they moved to Albany.
During his lifetime, Wayne had several occupations including carpentry, auto mechanics (owned and operated his own shop at one time) and worked for many years at Willamette Industries. Wayne never encountered a problem he could not solve and helped numerous people in his lifetime.
He was preceded in death by his wife Betty and a daughter, Lona Jean. Surviving his death are companion Rosemary Fieber, two daughters, Loisann (Sandy) Starnes of Cozad, NE and Patricia Joy (Art) Seavy of Albany; two sisters, Elvira (Ken) Hall of Albany and Orvetta Milgrove of Vancouver, WA and a brother, Carol (Sally) Sandquist of Yuma, AZ; six grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews and numerous friends.
He was a kind, loving husband, father, and friend to all. Wayne never failed to help anyone in need and will be greatly missed.
Services will be held graveside at Willamette Memorial Park Cemetery on Monday, October 22, 2018, at 11:00 a.m. with a luncheon to follow at American Legion in Albany from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m.
AAsum-Dufour Funeral Home is handling the arrangements (www.aasum-dufour.com).