Micheal Allen Wayner: 1953-2015 | Passages

Micheal Wayner: 1953—2015

Micheal Allen Wayner, 61, of Friday Harbor Wash., passed away suddenly on May 31, 2015 in a tragic motorcycle accident on Mount Baker Highway.

He was born on Sept. 30, 1953.

He lived in California until he joined the Navy in 1971, through 1975. During his time in the military he spent time on Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean Chagos Archipelago. After his years in the service he backpacked through Canada and Alaska. He married his wife, Donna, on April 5, 1986, in Santa Paula, Calif.

He was a wonderful husband, father, stepfather, grandfather and brother. His family was the most important thing, above all else. He was a loving and supportive husband, a stern father, a patient grandfather and a loyal friend.

Mike was a very unique individual; he had his way of doing things and there was a place for everything and everything was in its place. He was a skilled carpenter but later became a truck driver for the late Richard Lawson.

He spent the last five years employed with San Juan Sanitation. He loved his job and and enjoyed his friendships with his coworkers.

He was a wildlife maintenance officer for the state of Washington, had a great sense of humor, a love for wildlife and enjoyed riding motorcycles with his “bench” friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Louis (Haley) Madden, and by his stepson Jeffrey Musser.

He is survived by and will be forever missed by his wife of 29 years, Donna, his son Nicholas of Bellflower Calif., and daughter-in-law Jennifer; his son Zachary Wayner of Friday Harbor, daughter Michelle Wayner (Scott) of Seattle and son-in-law Chuck; grandchildren Micheal and Nadia Walter of Friday Harbor, Wash., Noah and Nicki Wayner of Bellflower Calif., his brother Christopher Wayner of Covington Wash., and by those who have been forever touched by his life.

A service will be held in his honor to celebrate his life on Sunday, June 28, at 1 p.m., at the Valley Church, 311 Madden Lane. A potluck dinner is to follow at the American Legion Post.

In lieu of flowers, to help cover the cost of funeral and memorial expenses, please make contributions to the Mike Wayner Memorial Fund through Islanders bank.

— Family of Mike Wayner