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Wayne Brantner, passed away at the Lodge outside Fayette on Jan. 23, 2014. He was 92.

Wayne Harold Brantner was born on June 20, 1921, in Polo, Ill., to Floyd and Ada (Garver) Brantner. He graduated from Polo High School in 1939. Wayne married Wanda Irene Culver in Rockford, Ill., on Feb. 22, 1964. She preceded him in death Aug. 12, 2001. He was a lifetime farmer and dedicated cattleman. Wayne was a member of the Lion’s Club for over 50 years and member of the Higbee Christian Church.

He is survived by five daughters, Bonnie Brantner Portwood of Sherman, Ill., Connie Brantner (Bryan) Kunze of Fayette, Bonnie Brantner (Chris) Duren of Fayette, Holly Brantner of Mendota, Ill., and Becky Brantner of Shawnee, Kan.; the Brantner grandchildren: Amy Duren (Joey) Busker, Wayne (Melissa) Duren, Jesse (Tiffany) Swanson, Tori (Ben) Holt, Chip (Megan) Duren, Stephanie Portwood, Brett and Greta Christianson, and Judy Busker – dear friend of the family; the Busker grandchildren: Kelly (Shannon) Busker, Terry (Traci) Busker, Penny Busker (Kelvin) Biesemeyer and Joey (Amy) Busker; he is also survived by 24 great-grandchildren. Besides his wife and parents, Wayne was preceded in death by three brothers.

Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at Friemonth-Freese Funeral Chapel with Rev. Robert Eichenberger officiating. Visitation will be 6-8 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, at the funeral home. Burial will follow the service at Fayette City Cemetery with Bobby Douglas, Jimmy Douglas, Ohmer Kunkel, Raymond Kirby, Richard Conrow, and Ron McBee serving as pallbearers.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Fayette City Cemetery in care of the funeral home.

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