Wayne Ivan Colhour ~ In Our Care ~ April 28, 2022

Wayne Ivan Colhour
July 8, 1944 – April 28, 2022

Third generation blacksmith and lifelong resident of Dekalb County, Wayne Colhour passed April 28, 2022, after a long fight with MDS.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Judy, daughters, Tonya and Denise, brother, Carl Colhour, and parents, Ralph & Vernelle Colhour. 

He is survived by his son, Daniel (Heather) Colhour of Maysville and his grandchildren, Jesse (Shen) Colhour of Minot ND, Catharine Whiteman, Emily Whiteman and Emilee Colhour. 

After graduating from Stewartsville High School in 1962, Wayne married Judy and started a family.  He went to work at Grey’s Manufacturing where he was lead welder for 11 years.  While working there, he also taught welding at Hillyard’s for 6 years.  In May 1976, Wayne left Grey’s and opened “Colhour Welding” in Maysville; retiring in 2018.  In 1994, Wayne took over weather reporting for the National Weather Service as “the Amity Observer” (a task his grandfather, O.M. Colhour, performed from 1935-1974) and gave his last weather report April 27, 2022.  Wayne was proud to have been a Commissioner for Dekalb County for 12 years; 2000-2012. 

Wayne enjoyed life to the fullest!  He and Judy enjoyed driving trips throughout the U.S. and cruises later in life. Additional favorite pastimes included hunting with his friends, primitive black powder/muzzle loading (member of the Grand River Muzzle Loaders) and swapping stories over coffee at the shop.  Wayne was known to be a fan of all kinds of pie (except mincemeat) and vanilla ice cream. 

Graveside services will be at the Stewartsville Cemetery on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Wayne’s memory to the Stewartsville Cemetery Fund, The Noyes Home for Children or the Denise K. Colhour Scholarship Fund. 
Online condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com

11 Responses to “Wayne Ivan Colhour ~ In Our Care ~ April 28, 2022”

  1. Tana Snyder April 29, 2022 at 9:59 pm #

    So sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family. Maysville has lost another treasure.

  2. Rich and Janie Post April 30, 2022 at 1:16 am #

    So very sorry for your loss. Wayne was a wonderful man and an outstanding human being, Rich and I always enjoyed our road conversations and visits at the shop with Wayne He will be greatly missed.

  3. Katrina Byler April 30, 2022 at 1:04 pm #

    The community lost a good man the day Wayne passed on! Rest In Peace my friend .

  4. James Rissler April 30, 2022 at 3:30 pm #

    So sorry for your loss !! Wayne will be missed by us and others very much!

  5. Michelle Barker May 1, 2022 at 2:27 am #

    I’m so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I had the pleasure of meeting him about a year and a half ago. I always enjoyed seeing Wayne and talking with him. He was a blessing to me in the time I knew him. Prayers for all of the family

  6. Noel Klippenstein May 2, 2022 at 2:34 am #

    Much love to Daniel. His family and all of Wayne’s Fan club. The whole Colhour family was loved and has great stories about life and people in Dekalb County.
    No doubt many would make you laugh but the sincere ones are because they all cared and were positively involved in the community for decades.
    We are better for knowing each one of the family and thankful that Daniel and Heather and family continue to be a healthy part of that community!

  7. Michelle May 2, 2022 at 11:14 pm #

    My favorite memory of Wayne. One night when Denise and I were out at East side, possibly causing havoc, Wayne looked at us and said “ I’m about done raising you two girls” !! I think we were 35 years old!! I agree we are better people knowing him. I know there was a big bday party today .
    Much love to Daniel Heather and kids.

  8. Tom Young May 3, 2022 at 3:18 am #

    A good man. So sorry for your loss.

  9. Ann Hardt May 5, 2022 at 11:21 pm #

    Daniel, Heather and family, you are in my daily thoughts and prayers. Wayne was such a great friend the last 50+ years. So many great memories. I was so fortunate to have joined the Stewartsville graduating class of 1962 after our school, in Clarksdale Mo closed in 1960. Our class has been meeting once a month for lunch for the last 10+ years. Wayne was always present and had a story to tell. We all enjoyed visiting over a delicious lunch and it was hard to part ways each time. So sorry for your loss and our class lost a great friend. He will be missed !

  10. Ryan Cutter May 12, 2022 at 8:37 pm #

    It is with great sadness that we from the National Weather Service offer our sincere condolences to the Colhour family. As one of the meteorologists with the National Weather Service, I wanted to say that Wayne’s dedication to the weather, and weather observations, did not go unnoticed. He provided the nation with many, many years of quality weather information; and while Wayne may now be resting, the data he provided will live on forever. Additionally, the folks here at the local weather office will miss talking with him; his kindness, and dedication as a citizen scientist, will be missed by those of us in the National Weather Service.

  11. David and Marilyn Peterson May 15, 2022 at 3:32 pm #

    Wayne was so such a great guy and such a hard worker. He could always fix anything! I will miss my dear friend and our visits so much!
    Your family is in our prayers at this difficult time.

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