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Wayne W. Mackenthun, 80, of Glencoe

Wayne W. Mackenthun, 80, of Glencoe

Wayne William Mackenthun, 80, of Glencoe, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, at his home in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Funeral services were held Friday, Nov. 2, 11 a.m. at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, with interment following at the church cemetery.
Pastor Daniel Welch was the officiating clergy.
Paul Otte was the organist and “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God,” “Beautiful Savior,” and “Abide With Me” were the congregational hymns.
Brian Gruenwalt, Jim Mackenthun, Bill Mackenthun, Roger Lucht, Don Belter, and Brian Thalmann were the casket-bearers.
Wayne William Mackenthun was born Aug. 31, in Green Isle Township, Sibley County, Minnesota. He was the son of Mabel (Lucht) and William G. Mackenthun. Rev. Alf Streufert baptized him as an infant Sept. 25, 1938. Mr. Mackenthun was confirmed in his faith as a youth April 6, 1952 by Rev. A. H. Fellwock, both at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe. He received his education in Glencoe, graduating with the Glencoe High School Class of 1956.
Mr. Mackenthun entered active military service in the United States Army Jan. 3, 1957, and served during peacetime. He received an honorable discharge on Dec. 10, 1959.
Aug. 9, 1963, Mr. Mackenthun was united in marriage to Janet Winterfeldt by Rev. R. W. Koepp at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Brownton. He and Janet made their home on the family farm near Glencoe. Their life was blessed with three children, Andrea, Andrew and Alicia. They shared over 55 years of marriage.
Wayne was a dairy farmer and welder. After retiring from farming, he worked at Thalmann Seeds in Plato. Mr. Mackenthun lived his whole life on the family farm where he was born and died. He was a lifelong member at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, where he served as a deacon for over 30 years, chaired the building committee for the 2000 addition and crafted many specialty items for use therein. Mr. Mackenthun enjoyed reading, woodworking, metal working, drawing and being in nature. He loved the time spent with his family and friends.
Mr. Mackenthun passed away Tuesday, Oct. 30, at his home at the age of 80 years, 1 month and 30 days.
Blessed be his memory. He is survived by his: wife, Janet Mackenthun of Glencoe; children, Andrea Mackenthun of Glencoe, Andrew Mackenthun of Glencoe, Alicia Mackenthun of Chaska; sisters, Merle Schlueter of Hutchinson, Joanne Gruenwalt and her husband, Ray, of Gaylord; sister-in-law, Betty Meier and her husband, Larry, of Stewart; nephew, nieces, other relatives and many friends. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, William G. and Mabel Mackenthun; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Walter and Elsie Winterfeldt; brothers-in-law and sister-in-law, Lloyd Schlueter, Wayne and Sandra Winterfeldt; and nephew, Kevin Winterfeldt.
The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe handled the arrangements. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.
mcbridechapel.com where visitors can click on obituaries/guest book.