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A. Wayne Colter

May 21, 1925 ~ December 24, 2020 (age 95)


A. Wayne Colter, 95, of Geneseo, passed away on Thursday, December 24, 2020, at Genesis Senior Living – Illini Restorative Care, Silvis, IL. Cremation rites have been accorded and a graveside memorial service will be scheduled for both Wayne and Evelyn at a later date. Vandemore Funeral Homes & Crematory – Geneseo Chapel is assisting the family with arrangements. Memorials may be directed to the Henry County Humane Society – Geneseo, 14606 Roos Hill Road, Geneseo, IL, 61254.

Wayne was born May 21, 1925, the son of H. Edgar and H. Lucille (Burnside) Colter, in Tina, MO. He graduated high school in Geneseo, IL. He proudly served in the United States Army. Wayne married Evelyn Sundvall on August 6, 1950. She preceded him in death on November 1, 2020. He was employed as an industrial photographer at International Harvester Company, East Moline Works for 34 years. He was a member of the American Legion Post 350, Geneseo Emergency Unit; a former board member of Farmers Mutual Electric Co. and he was a Mason. After retirement, Wayne and Evelyn enjoyed traveling to Mission/McAllen Texas for the winter for over 30 years.  

Those left to cherish his memory include his son, Gary (Rebecca) Colter, Cambridge, IL; grandchild, Scott (Tracy) Colter; great-grandchildren, Keith Colter, Jenna Colmer, Neo Colter, and Xanthia Colter; three great-great-grandchildren, Jordian Perez, Kevin Colter, and Jaela Perez; two nieces, Reba Winegardner and Sheila Colter; and two nephews, Don and Jim Schaffer.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Edgar and Lucille; wife, Evelyn; brother, G. Allen Colter; grandson, Kevin Colter; stepmother, Murphy Colter; and three stepbrothers.

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A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date

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