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Wayne R. Fogt

September 30, 2016
Reinbeck Courier

Wayne R. Fogt, 78, of Reinbeck, Iowa, passed away on Monday, September 19, 2016 at Parkview Manor Nursing Home in Reinbeck. Visitation was held from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 21, 2016 at the French-Hand Funeral Home in Reinbeck. A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, September 22, 2016 at the United Methodist Church in Reinbeck. Burial followed at Reinbeck Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the family. Online condolences may be made at

Wayne was born on October 7, 1937 in rural Reinbeck, Iowa. He was the son of Harold and Mamie Fogt. Wayne graduated from Reinbeck High School in the Class of 1955. He was united in marriage to Marcia Shipley on December 16, 1956 at the UCC Church in Reinbeck due to the fire that occurred at the Methodist Church. Together they welcomed four children into their family.

Wayne worked the family farm his entire life and together with his sons for the last 40 years. Wayne was a long-time member of the United Methodist Church in Reinbeck. He enjoyed boating with his family on Lake Pepin in Minnesota and the Lake of the Ozarks in Missouri. Wayne loved his collection of John Deere Tractors. However, his true joy in life was to work his farm and spending time with his family especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

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Wayne is survived by his wife Marcia; his children Mike (Stacy) Fogt, Judy (Dan) Bicket; Randy (Michele) Fogt, Karen (Troy) Alfson; eight grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother Richard Fogt.



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