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Wayne Clarence Olberding

Goff, Kansas

02/10/1954 - 09/02/2021

Wayne C. Olberding, 67, died on September 2, 2021.

Wayne Clarence Olberding, 67, passed away Thursday, September 2, 2021.  He was born on February 10, 1954 in Axtell to Clarence and Eileen (Dick) Olberding.  Wayne married Ruth Ann Ronnebaum on November 24,1979 at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Seneca.

Wayne graduated from Centralia High School in 1972 then completed studies in Diesel Mechanics at North Central Kansas VoTech in Beloit.  He worked as a diesel mechanic in Seneca, St. Mary’s and Topeka.  He was a very dedicated employee and hard worker, extending himself to do the best he could in helping others.  He was a member of St. Stanislaus Catholic Church in Rossville where he served on the parish council and later in life a member at Christ the King Catholic Church in Topeka.  Wayne grew up farming in Nemaha County and continued throughout his life.  In 1982, they purchased a farm near Topeka where he would continue this passion. He also enjoyed working and feeding cattle and loved watching the baby calves run and play.  He raised three wonderful children and enjoyed spending time with his family and following K-State sports.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth; children Brian (Christina) Olberding of Kansas City, MO, Lisa (Joe) Metzen of Goddard, Eric (Lindsay) Olberding of North Bend, WA; 8 grandchildren Brandonlee Sanchez and Alessandra Olberding, Olivia, William, Kate, and Ethan Metzen, Eli and Avery Olberding; siblings Diane (Kenneth) Keegan of Baileyville, Janice (Jim) Kramer Baehrens of Goff, Dale Olberding of Centralia, Lynn Olberding of Topeka, and Larry Olberding of Seneca.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Steven and Laurie Ann; and brother-in-law Don Kramer.

Rosary will be prayed at 7 PM at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca on Thursday, September 9, 2021.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM Friday, September 10, 2021 at St. Bede’s Catholic Church in Kelly.  Burial will be at St. Bede’s Cemetery.

Memorials can be given in Wayne’s memory to the Alzheimer’s Association and St. Bede’s Catholic Church in care of the family.

A rosary will be at 7 P.M. on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at the Lauer Funeral Home in Seneca.

The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M. on Friday, September 10, 2021 at St. Bede’s Catholic Church in Kelly

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  1. Duane and Mary Haug on September 5, 2021 at 7:29 am

    To Wayne’s family, we are very sorry to hear of his passing. Please accept our condolences at this time of sorrow.

  2. Cindy Olberding Hormel on September 5, 2021 at 3:30 pm

    Ruth and family, I am so sorry to here about the recent passing of Wayne, (husband, father and grandfather). Treasure the memories and know he lives on for generations to come. My deepest condolences.

  3. David Aeschliman on September 6, 2021 at 9:12 am

    One of the great guys I went to high school with (class of ’72). Always enjoyed his company. Rest in peace and may sweet memories flood the family with peace.

  4. Mary Ann (Deters) Deck on September 6, 2021 at 6:47 pm

    I went to school with Wayne from 1st Grade thru High School Graduation in ‘72. We had a great time playing cards on the school bus. My sincerest condolences to his family. May he Rest In Peace!

  5. Barb Montgomery on September 7, 2021 at 7:51 am

    Ruth and Family,

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I am so sorry to hear Wayne passing. May he rest in peace.

  6. DAVE SCHNEIDER on September 8, 2021 at 7:47 am

    Ruth and family, I am so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I enjoyed working with Wayne as his field supervisor at Martin Tractor. I’m sorry to say that I had lost touch with him after Martin sold. My condolences on your loss,,

  7. Sheryl Ahlquist on September 10, 2021 at 11:24 am

    Ruth & family,
    So sorry to hear of Wayne passing. Prayers for you all
    Wayne was a classmate and a really nice guy

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