Wayne Dryburgh

Wayne L. Dryburgh, 74, of Brainerd, passed away peacefully at his home on April 25, 2019 surrounded by his family. 

A memorial service will be held Friday, May 3 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Brainerd. Visitation will be held Thurs., May 2 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Halvorson Taylor Life Event Center, Brainerd and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Wayne was born May 18, 1944, in Brainerd to Clyde and Edith (Kounkel) Dryburgh. He graduated from Brainerd High School, Class of 1962 and went attended trade school in Staples where he received his Machinist degree for Tool and Die.

Wayne found the love of his life just down the road from his family home. He married Janet Wittwer on May 15, 1965. The couple lived in Fridley, where their daughter Lisa, was born. They soon found their way back to God’s Country and made their home in Staples, where they completed their family with the births of Lori and Steven. In 1968, Wayne went to work for 3M until his retirement in 2001. He and his wife were active in softball, bowling, and the Sportsman’s Club. Near retirement they moved back to his childhood home on the lake and he literally lived out the remainder of his life on “Easy Street”.

Wayne enjoyed and  loved beyond measure time with family. Some of his greatest joys were going hunting, water skiing, tubing, fishing, snowmobiling, motorcycling, playing cornhole and washers and of course, card games of all kinds, He especially loved being with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Wayne has touched many lives in his 74 years, his list of abilities was endless. He blessed many of us by sharing his knowledge and meticulous “machinist” perfections in getting things done just right. He has proven to us all throughout his life that if you work hard, stay strong, fight hard and love always, no matter what, you will get life done… Just Right.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 53 years; one daughter, Lori Smith; one son, Steven (Becky) Dryburgh; five grandchildren, Robbie (Kori) Anderson, Becca (Chad) Lardy, Dalton Dryburgh, Brady (Kaitlin) Killian, Matthew Smith and Cody Dryburgh; two great-grandsons, Mason Lardy and Wyatt Anderson; two nieces Joni Dryburgh and Rita Silva.

Wayne is welcomed into Heaven by his parents; one brother, Curtis; one daughter, Lisa Dryburgh Killian; mother and father-in-law, Glenn and Elsie Wittwer.

Arrangements by Halvorson Taylor Funeral Home, Brainerd. 

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