Wayne H. Sullwold, D.C., age 74, of Maple Plain, passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 3, 2014.
As a youth, Wayne excelled in cross country and track at Minneapolis Southwest High School. He was the first three-time state champion, winning in cross country in 1956-57, and the mile in track in 1957, in which he was rated fifth in the nation.
Wayne practiced chiropractic in Edina for 33 years, was president of the West Metro Chiropractic Association, and on the board of Minnesota Chiropractic Association.
After his retirement, he found joy in riding and showing Paso Fino horses before starting a new business, making and selling cinnamon roasted nuts with his family.
After moving from Edina to “the country” (Independence), one of the highlights of Wayne’s life was driving bus number 6 for Delano Schools. Each and every child was a true joy to him.
More recently, he enjoyed morning coffee with the Men of Peace Lutheran, and evening Bible studies. Monthly breakfasts with his classmates from Southwest were a top priority, as well as his Bible Studies with Gary and a few friends.
Wayne will be remembered for his staunch convictions and opinions, whether popular or not; his ability to converse with anyone, his love for his family and friends, and his devotion to his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Viola Sullwold.
He is survived by his loving wife, Cindy; children Jeff (Melanie), Greg, and Mark (Stacy); grandchildren Lauren, Nora, Ryan, and Evan; sister Gail Rogers; nieces Wendy and Lisa; and numerous cherished friends and colleagues.
The funeral service took place Saturday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m. at Light of Christ Lutheran Church in Delano, with Wayne’s longtime friend, the Rev. Gary Carlson; and the Rev. Gale Reitan from Lyndale Lutheran Church officiating. Avaneil Carlson accompanied by playing the piano and singing.
Visitation was Friday, Jan. 10 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Huber Funeral Home, Mound Chapel, and continued Saturday, one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements were handled by Huber Funeral & Cremation Services Mound Chapel; www.huberfunerals.com.