Wayne N. LaVanchy

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April 24, 1937 - February 19, 2021
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Peters, MO

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Wayne Norman LaVanchy, of Saint Peters, MO, passed away Friday, February 19, 2021 at the age of 83. Beloved husband of 24 years to Joan LaVanchy; cherished son of the late Norman and Margery LaVanchy; devoted father of Cheryl (Dan) Bloch, Mark (Debbie) LaVanchy, Matt (Robyn) LaVanchy, Gina (Micheal) Beam, Debby Sateia, Ann (Jim) Rathbun, and Brian (Stephanie) Sateia; loving grandfather of David (Jessica), Timothy (Megan), Adam (Tracey), Leah (Kristopher), Nick, Lexi, Jake, Isabella, Scott (Amber), Shelly and Jesse (Katrina); treasured great-grandfather of Logan, Dustin, Savanah, Payton, Mason, Addison, Andrew, Lilly, Sophia, Ella, Eli, Ephraim, and Autumn; dear brother of Myrna (Joe) Cooper-Bowman, Glen (Jan) LaVanchy, Gary (Linda) LaVanchy, Dale (Shirley) LaVanchy, and Lila Brock; Wayne is also survived by many nieces, nephews, cousins, dear friends and his Grand-dog Molly.

Wayne was a Mason and worked for Sheet Metal Workers Local 36 for over 60 years. He retired in 2000 and went on to be the instructor for the Apprenticeship and Journeyman Program for the Union workers for the next 15 years. Wayne loved Golf, traveling, and the Stock Market. Wayne was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorials may be made in Wayne's name to Salvation Army or Missouri Baptist Children's Home.

To view a livestream of Wayne's Funeral Service, please visit the following link - http://webcast.funeralvue.com/events/viewer/48966

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic Baue Funeral Homes does require all family members and guests to wear a mask while visiting our facilities. Social distancing is required, and guests should stay at least 6 feet apart. Thank you for your understanding.

Guestbook Entries

  1. Kim Ens February 21, 2021 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    candle 3My deepest condolences to the family…

  2. Jeri Mennerich Swan February 22, 2021 at 8:25 am - Reply

    Joan and family – my sympathy for your loss. God bless each of you.

  3. Glen & Jan February 22, 2021 at 9:15 am - Reply

    Many fond memories with my big brother. I will miss you.

  4. SMART Local 36 February 22, 2021 at 10:31 am - Reply

    Dear Joan and family,
    Our thoughts are with you all at this sad time.
    With Deepest Sympathy,
    The Officers and Staff of Sheet Metal Workers Local 36

  5. Michelle Smith February 22, 2021 at 11:35 am - Reply

    Thoughts and prayers Joan and his family. Wayne always had family information that he shared with me when we visited. Loved it when we got the chance to visit. He was a dear cousin to my mom and Uncle!

  6. Lynn Boyd February 22, 2021 at 2:39 pm - Reply

    candle 1Sending love and prayers to your family❤️

  7. James s thomas February 22, 2021 at 4:40 pm - Reply

    Thanks for all your help when i was a apprentice sheet metal worker you was always a good person

  8. Dolores Wurmb February 22, 2021 at 5:12 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss. He was an excellent teacher and so kind.Prayers for the entire family.

  9. Anne Carlson February 22, 2021 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    Prayers for the family and especially Joan who loved him so dearly.
    Wayne was so kind and knowledgeable. He was definitely fun to talk to.

  10. Todd White February 23, 2021 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Wayne came on as an instructor at the old school soon after I started my apprenticeship in1980, always helpful and funny. A great layout mechanic. Had the opportunity to see him thru the yrs after his retirement and even after my retirement as we laughed about how time went by. Good to know him he will be missed.

  11. Henry and Janet Lowery February 23, 2021 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    candle 2Ann so very sorry to hear this.

    Our deepest condolences for your family. So very sorry for your loss.

    You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  12. Lawrence Behymer February 24, 2021 at 9:19 am - Reply

    candle 5Ann, Very sorry for your loss!

    Condolences to your Mom and family!

  13. Bob Duriavig February 24, 2021 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    No more pain, no more suffering. He is now at peace in his walk with God. Grieving is a process of sorrow for the living, for those who have past on dwell in The Father’s eternal light.

  14. Dave rogenhofer February 24, 2021 at 5:59 pm - Reply

    Sorry for your loss I always enjoyed having Wayne for a teacher during my apprenticeship He was smart,funny and always patient with all of us in class and also did a lot for our union brotherhood he will be missed Rest In Peace

  15. Dan Bloch February 25, 2021 at 12:48 pm - Reply

    Will miss his wit, his love, and most of all his smile…

  16. Gary February 25, 2021 at 4:26 pm - Reply

    Love you big brother, won’t be long and I will see you in heaven. Praise Jesus for his precious blood that gave us the gift of heaven! Gary

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