Tester, C. Wayne, Merrill, Michigan

Barbara P. Frost

Passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2010, at Tendercare, Midland. Age 95 years. The son of the late William Henry and Gertrude (Wenzel) Tester was born June 9, 1914 in Merrill, Michigan. He married Edith A. Glinke, June 27, 1936. She passed away November 3, 1997. Wayne was employed in many jobs including as a farmer, at Baker Perkins, Bear Door Co. and retired from Dow Corning. He then was employed by W. L. Case and Co. in Merrill for several years. He was a longtime member of Lakefield Wesleyan Church. He enjoyed fishing and trading cars, but most of all he loved his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren and their families. He will be dearly missed by his family, Marilyn and Merlyn Butcher, and their children, Kimberlee and Mark Butcher, Roxanna, Katia; Michelle and Bruce Foster, Zachary, Tucker, Tanner, McKenna, Cole and Addison. His son-in-law, George Burt and his children and grandchildren, Carla and Robert Burt, Mary and Gregory Burt, Kristen and James Williams, Kayla, Haley, Jadey; Ryan Burt. A son and daughter-in-law, Larry and Marsha Tester and their children, Deborah Joynt, Elizabeth, Samuel, Jason and Cari and Graham Wayne Tester; two sisters, Marian McRoberts and Velma Hutfilz; several nieces and nephews. A daughter, Janet Burt, a grandson, Derek Burt, and a brother, Lyle Tester have predeceased him. The funeral service will take place at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 15, 2010, at the Porter Free Methodist Church, 2411 W. Pine River Road, Breckenridge, MI. Pastor Ron Frederick will officiate with burial in Lakefield Twp. Cemetery. Friends may call at the W. L. Case and Co. Funeral Chapel in Merrill from 3:00-8:00 p.m. Friday and then at the Church from 10:00 a.m. Saturday until the time of the funeral service. www.casefuneralhome.com