Wayne R. Stutzman, 88, of Wauseon, Ohio, died Oct. 13, 2017, at Heartland of Wauseon.
Wayne was born in Wauseon on Feb. 22, 1929, the son of Daniel and Martha (Frazier) Stutzman. On Nov. 8, 1952, he married Jane Miller, and she survives. He was a member of the Fayette United Methodist Church.
Prior to his retirement he had been a lifelong area farmer. Wayne served as a 4-H advisor for 35 years and was a past president of the Ohio 4-H Council. He was also a member of the National Swine Registry, and Master Pork Producer with the State of Michigan. He was a member of the Fulton County Pork Producers where he was instrumental in starting the Nickels for Profit and in starting the Pork Producers stand at the Fulton County Fair. He was also a past-president of the Michigan Swine Breeders, past-president of the Michigan Duroc Breeders, and a Pioneer Seed Dealer for many years. He was also a former stock car race driver for many years, starting at the Fulton County Fairgrounds.
In addition to his wife, Jane, he is survived by his children Deb (and Rod) Wilson of Somerset, Ky., Daniel (and Jan) Stutzman of Waldron, Mich., Denise Stutzman of Adrian, Mich., Dwayne (and Melissa) Stutzman of Wauseon; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, Dail (and Ellen) Stutzman of Wauseon; and a sister, Annabelle (and George) Green of Adrian.
He was preceded in death by an infant son, Dennis; both parents; a brother, Paul Stutzman; and three sisters, Geneva Stiving, June Eberly and Audrey Fritsch.
Funeral services are planned at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 17, at the Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon, with Pastor Rod Wilson officiating. Visitation is scheduled from 2 until 8 p.m. Monday. Family interment services will be in the Zion Cemetery near Wauseon.
Memorial contributions are suggested to a swine scholarship.