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Wayne Carl Naumann

September 5, 1945 - May 13, 2019

Wayne Carl Naumann, 73, of Columbus was called home on May 13, 2019. He was born on September 5, 1945, in Columbus to the late Prince Alvin and Esther Niemeyer Naumann.

Wayne served his country honorably for 12 years as a member of the US Navy where he specialized in communication. Following his naval service, he made a second career as an operator at the Fayette County Power Plant.

He was an expert mechanic and his passion was rebuilding old cars, especially Mustangs. He participated in numerous auto shows with some of his restored cars. He also loved to ride motorcycles and was a member of the Cushman Club for many years.

Wayne was a kind, gentle, and generous person who was always willing to help others in any way he could. In 2014, he became reacquainted with a former classmate, Leona Teague, who has been his devoted and loving companion for the past 5 years. Wayne and Leona were very active in St. John Lutheran Church in Ellinger, TX. They also enjoyed traveling and community events.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Russel and Chester. He is survived by his companion, Leona Teague; sister, Janis (Edgar) Dohmann; nephews, Ryan Dohmann, Rusty (Angela) Naumann, and Kirk (Molly) Naumann; and nieces, Karen (Kris) Stewart, Ilene (Ruben) Arias, and Lynda Naumann. He is also survived by 7 great nieces and nephews: Nicholas & Noah Naumann; Ethan & Abigail Arias; Kayden Wiebelhaus & Taylor Stewart; and Jillyan Naumann.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m., Friday, May 17, at Henneke Funeral Home, Columbus, TX.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m., Saturday, May 18 at Henneke Funeral Home, the Rev. Marcia Kifer officiating.

Interment will follow at Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery, Columbus.

Pallbearers: Ryan Dohmann, Rusty Naumann, Kirk Naumann, Ruben Arias, Kris Stewart, and Floyd Ellington.

Honorary pallbearers: Karen Dohmann, Ilene Naumann, and Lynda Naumann.

Memorials may be given to St. John Lutheran Church in Ellinger, Baylor Scott & White Central Texas Foundation, or donor's choice.

 
 


Wayne Carl Naumann
September 5, 1945 - May 13, 2019
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