Wayne “Ron” Happe, 84, Chili, passed away on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at Marshfield Medical Center.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Wayne was born on January 16, 1936 in Chili to William and Lottie (Albrecht) Happe. He attended Marshfield public school and graduated from Marshfield High School. On May 31, 1958, he married Bonnie Bullock in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Wayne was a volunteer and chief for the Chili Fire Department for 50 years. He also owned a trucking company, farmed, drove semi, was the township patrolman, grew shiitake mushrooms, and ran Sparkle Wash. He enjoyed woodworking, helping his son with his excavation business, spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, and supervising everything and everyone.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, 3 children, Theresa (Simon) Fischer, Bill (Ruth) Happe, and Dave (Charity) Happe, all of Chili, 11 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Rowene Tanner, and brother, Harland Happe.