Obituary: Wayne Maile

Wayne Maile, age 86, of the Town of Brillion, passed away on Friday, July 29, 2022 at his home surrounded by his loving family.


Wayne was born on January 3, 1936, to the late Raymond and Emma (Bruss) Maile. He served in the U.S. Army for 2 years in Fort Lewis, Washington. On April 29, 1967 he married the former Arlene Becker. Wayne served 10 years on the Brillion Co-op Board of Directors and 40 years on the Brillion Town Board, of which 28 years he was chairman. He was a life long member of Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church in Brillion. After farming all of his life on the farm that has been in the family for over 125 years, he enjoyed traveling the United States and Canada with his dear wife Arlene.

Survivors include his wife of 55 years: Arlene Maile; his daughters: Kim (Mark) Runkel, Donna (Mark) Bray; and his son: Dale (special friend Amy) Maile; his granddaughter: Celia; two step-grandsons: John and Mike; one brother: Robert (Marilyn) Maile; two sisters: Maxine Zuelzke, Joyleen (Gene) Schumacher; and one sister-in-law: Ruth Biese. Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends also survive. Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; brothers-in-law: Donald Zuelzke and Roman Biese; and his father-in-law and mother-in-law: Harry and Elizabeth Becker.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church of Brillion. Officiating at the service will be Rev. Ross Henzi and Rev. Thomas Fricke. Entombment will take place at Knollwood Mausoleum at a later date.

The family will greet relatives and friends on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Trinity Ev. Lutheran Church of Brillion, from 9:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. Wayne’s wishes are that casual attire be worn.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Wayne’s name, due to flower allergies.

Online condolences may be made.

The Pielhop Wieting Funeral Homes of Brillion and Reedsville are assisting the family with funeral arrangements.

The family wishes to extend a thank you to Calumet County Hospice (especially Holly, Sabrena and Leon) as well as other family members for all the loving care and concern given to Wayne and his family.

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