Wayne “Buck” A. Bathke

Wayne “Buck” A. Bathke Jr., 49, Thorp, died Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at his home peacefully, of natural causes.

Wayne was born Jan. 8, 1968, the son of Wayne and Diane (Scheidler) Bathke Sr.

He was raised in the Cadott area and graduated from Cadott High.

Buck truly lived life his way. He had a great passion for hunting, fishing, filling everyone’s boots, and for his family and his friends. If you knew Wayne, you knew he had a heart full of kindness.

Buck had a very special personality, fun-loving and was full of BS. He truly was unique. If you knew him, you loved him; he always made you feel special.

He is survived by his children – Heather (Matthew Winters) Marshall, Lake Wissota, Kayla (Richard Gain) Bathke, Boyd, Wayne L. Bathke, Stanley, Kaitlin Gadke, Boyd, Kevin Nelson, Cadott, and Tyler (Marilyn Schneck) Gauger, Boyd; his mother – Diane (Lyell) Amdahl, Cadott; grandmother – Anita Marion; his siblings – Kelly Winger, Jodell (Jim) Gadke, Lea (Bill) Harel, Jean (Richard) Duval, Lyell Amdahl and James (Nancy) Amdahl; his grandchildren – Dominick, Hailie, Adrian, Arianna, Zoey and Colten; and several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews. He loved them all and made them feel special.

He was preceded in death by his father – Wayne A. Bathke Sr.; his grandparents – Robert P. Scheidler, Walter Bathke and Dorothy Hatfield; and his brother – Lonny.

Visitation was from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, July 22, at Plombon Funeral Home in Stanley. Inurnment will take place at a later date in the Big Drywood Cemetery.

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