Wayne L. Lantz, 81, Oregon, died Friday, Aug. 15, 2014 at Heritage Square Nursing Home, Dixon.
He was born July 7, 1933 in Lighthouse, rural Ogle County, the son of Russell and Gwendolyn (Bennett) Lantz.
Wayne graduated from Mt. Morris High School and went on to own his own trucking business, White Lighting Express.
He enjoyed being with his family, collecting coins, and most recently collecting marbles.
You could often find Wayne in his garage tinkering, building, or fixing things.
Wayne is survived by one son, Stephen (Lori) Lantz, Oregon; three daughters, Janice (Terry) Day, Kathy (Bruce) Miller, and Beverly (Bruce Portner) Lantz, all of Dixon; 10 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren; and sister, Patricia (Neil) Unger, Mt. Morris.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, James and Jack Lantz; and a sister, Barbara Hultquist.
A memorial service was held on Aug. 19 at Finch Funeral Home, 405 E. Hitt St., Mt. Morris,with Rev. Frank Lay officiating.
Burial was at River View Cemetery, Oregon.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Heritage Square Nursing Home.