Wayne died in Hospice care June 7, 2018 at Springfield Regional Medical Center following complications for surgery.
Wayne was born January 17, 1947 in New Bremen Ohio, to the late Hilda (Oberwitte) and Orlando Maurer. He served our country in the United Stated Marine Corps Reserves from 1969-1975 and is a member of the marine Corps League as well as American Legion Post 787. In that time, he also obtained his Bachelor’s degree and MBA from Wright State University. In addition, he received the designation of Certified Management
Accountant from the Institute of Management Accountants. Wayne worked briefly in private accounting before being hired by Wittenberg University, where he became an Associate Professor of Business. In 2013 he retired from his 39-year teaching career at Wittenberg and was honored with the title Professor Emeritus of Business.
Wayne developed a passion for Civil War history and participated in reenactments at many of the historic battlefields. A highlight of the passion was when his unit was cast as extras in the movie Gettysburg. Later he took up Revolutionary War reenacting with the 1st Mad River Light Artillery.
Wayne was married to his high school sweetheart, Kathy (Fark), for 49 years. He leaves behind Kathy, his 2 children and their spouse, Robyn & Daniel Witherell and Christopher & Rebecca Maurer, and 5grandchildren, Julia, Vivian & Nicolas Witherell, Aubree & Jada Maurer.
Visitations will be on Wednesday June 13 from 10-12 followed by a Memorial Celebration at Northminster Presbyterian Church, 400
Villa Rd. Springfield, Ohio 45503. Burial will be at the convenience of the family at German Protestant Cemetery in New Bremen, Ohio.
In lieu of flowers, Contributions in Wayne’s memory can be made to the American Cancer Society, New Bremen Historic Association, Northminster Presbyterian Church or Wittenberg university Business Department Scholarships