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Wayne Roy Bishop

April 3, 1946 - November 13, 2018
From: Everly, IA
Wayne Roy Bishop

Wayne Roy Bishop

Born: April 3, 1946
Died: November 13, 2018
Age: 72

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     Wayne Roy Bishop was born in Ware, IA on April 3, 1946 to William and Ella (Triggs) Bishop. He was the youngest of eleven children. He could often be heard saying, “They saved the best for last!” Wayne grew up in the Mallard, Laurens, and Webb, IA areas. He was married to Cheryl Gerdes and later divorced. To this union five children were born: Julie Lynn, Kim Ella, Kay Irene, Joy Ann, and Edwin Wayne. He was an employee of Blue Star Food, New Idea Corp., Langenwolder Construction, Spencer Pack, Hartley Pack, Pothast Farms and Clay County Road Dept., retiring in 2009 after 35 years of service.

     Wayne married Mary Beth Hansen on September 24, 1983 at the First Reformed Church in rural Everly, IA. He could fix almost anything. Wayne enjoyed remodeling and especially the finagling of plans to make things work. He was a very skilled carpenter, knowing how to do the tasks associated with the entire construction process, from concrete work to matching two houses to become one. One of Wayne’s best traits was that he was always willing to help anyone that needed it. He was a very caring person and was loved for this special trait.

     Wayne passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, MN, at the age of 72. He was preceded in death by his grandparents; parents; father and mother-in-law, Richard and Margaret Hansen; one granddaughter, Casey Jo Bishop; one niece, Barbara Nelson; one nephew, Kelly Matzdorff; 3 brothers, Donald, William, and Harris Bishop; and 4 sisters, Bertha Nelson, Betty Alt, Margaret Brockey, and Rhina Henderson, one great-nephew Daniel Umbrell.

     Left to cherish his memory are his wife Mary Beth of Everly, IA; 5 children, Julie (David) Wingert of Ankeny, IA, Kim (Stan) Cook of Tillamook, OR, Kay (Tim) Hurd of Tillamook, OR, Joy (Brad) Cole of Rochester, MN, and Edwin Bishop of Stewartville, MN; 12 grandchildren, Kyle, Ethan, Timothy, Zachary, Amanda, Joshua, Caleb, Mariah, Austin, Morgan, Walker, and RyleeAnn; 6 great-grandchildren with one on the way, Quintin, Evie, Maleigha, Aaron, Harlynn, and Liam; 2 brothers, Gerald (Mary Ann) Bishop of Spencer, IA, and Ronald (Barbara) Bishop of Tucson, AZ; one sister, Joyce (Larry) Matzdorff of Williams, AZ; two brothers-in-law, Buzz, Brockey of Council Bluffs and David Hansen of Lake Park, IA; other relatives; and many friends.

     Wayne’s family is sincerely grateful for all the support and love shared during our great loss. Please join us for lunch immediately after the service.

     In Lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Wayne's name.

Memorial services will take place 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, November 21, at Hope Lutheran Church in Everly.

Pastor Dan Taylor
All those who knew and loved Wayne.
Visitation will take place Tuesday, November 20, starting at 5:00 P.M., with family present from 5-7:00 P.M., at Warner Funeral Home in Everly.
"Wind Beneath My Wings" Gary Morris
"How Great Thou Art" Elvis Presley
"Good Good Father"
Lone Tree Cemetery
Everly, Iowa


Monday, November 26, 2018 at 1:56 PM
“So sorry for your loss, Roger has many cherished memories of their days at Clay County Road Department together. Praying for all of you, Roger and Lois Merry”
- Roger and Lois Merry
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 10:00 AM
“Joy, I was sorry to hear about you dad’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers.”
- Rita Kelly
Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 8:27 AM
“I'm sorry for the loss of the your father, Julie, Kim, Kay, Joy , Eddie and family. May the Lord be with you all as you treaure all your memories at this time. Love and hugs to you all. 🙏🙏🙏”
- Tammy & Jim Hansen
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 8:10 AM
“Wayne was ALWAYS willing to help wherever he could and, yes, he could do just about everything. He had a great heart and was sincere and honest. Our prayers go out to every member of his family. We are honored to have known him personally.”
- Ron & Jodie Wingert
Monday, November 19, 2018 at 11:33 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of the loss of Wayne. He was one of a kind - will miss him and his kind smile. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Matt & Sarah Dehrkoop
Monday, November 19, 2018 at 8:32 AM
“Kay and family, my deepest condolences. I am praying for your comfort and peace as only Jesus can give. My love to you all.”
- Cindy Martin
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4:30 PM
“Kay and family, so sorry for your loss. Truly I know the loss of a father and my thoughts are with you.”
- Michelle hughes
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 11:09 AM
“Sending my prayers for God's comfort and safe travels for all of you.”
- Karen Parkison
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 8:45 AM
“I love yall and my thoughts and prayers are with yall. I'm sorry we will not be able to be there but I will be thinking of all of you! Hugs and kisses! ”
- Christopher Corbett Sr
Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 8:44 AM
“I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember visiting Wayne and Mary Beth with my grandparents when I was little. He will be missed.”
- Scott Gerdes
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 1:16 PM
“So sorry for your loss, Wayne will be greatly missed! He was always so friendly and enjoyed visiting. RIP”
- Nancy and Jim Hartmann
Saturday, November 17, 2018 at 8:02 AM
“I count it a privilege to have known Gdpa Wayne. One of the many blessings that came from living next door to Joy & Brad for so many years. I loved his smile, his laugh, his work ethic and our chats. We always joked about getting electric scooters and racing. My family and I are sad to see you go, but know we will get to see you again some day. Say hi to my Dad up there. He will be wearing bib overalls!

Praying for you, Mary Beth, and the entire family. So sorry!

Love - Jody, Tim, Elizabeth & Marshall Pennington”
- Jody Pennington
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 5:23 PM
“Definitely won’t be the same around the big city without him giving me advice and waving with his big smile. So sorry to the family. The world lost a good one.”
- Kory Newgard
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 8:51 AM
“Our deepest sympathies to all. There are never any right words to say but he will forever be in our hearts.”
- William Bishop Jr & family
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:40 AM
“Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart. Wayne was a great person and he will be missed by many. Keeping you all in my prayers.”
- Dan & Tracey (Putnam) Bailey
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:40 AM
“So sorry to hear of your loss. So many great memories..........”
- Jerry Carlson
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:40 AM
“We are so sorry for your lost. We loved Wayne. Please let us know if we can help in any way. Your friends.”
- The Rute Family
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:40 AM
“ Wayne was a special guy and will be remembered always. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. You are in our prayers. ”
- Linda Christensen
Friday, November 16, 2018 at 7:40 AM
“The Family of Wayne, so sorry for your loss, sending thoughts and prayers! ((Hugs))”
- Dana & Nancy Kramer
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8:58 AM
“I'm so sorry for your loss. Prayers to your family.”
- Mike and Monica Thiel
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8:58 AM
“Mary Beth. Our thoughts and prayers are with you always.”
- Dale & Becky Woolery
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8:58 AM
“Wayne was always a nice guy with a good sense of humor. God Bless you all! ”
- Barb Walker
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8:58 AM
“I was sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. My deepest sympathy to your families. Sending you all Hugs.”
- Deb Wilcox
Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8:58 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all of the family. ”
- Delbert and Donna Struve
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