October 4, 1928June 1, 2011

Wayne “Grandpa Wayne” Frederick Augsburger, Sr., 82, of Collinsville, Ill., born October 4, 1928, in Tremont Township, Ill., passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2011, at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO. Mr. Augsburger was a retired Radio Technician for GM&O Railroad and 2nd retirement from Illinois State Police. He was a member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church for over thirty years where he taught Sunday School and served on the financial Stewart and on various other committees. He also was superintendent for Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery from many years. He was also a charter member of the Calvary Baptist Church. Donated 185 pints of blood, the highest in Madison County. He was a member of the Plymouth Club, a Life Master Bridge Player, was a life time ham radio operator (W9EUS), he also, worked for the State Police for many years, “Grandpa Wayne” was frequently seen driving his “daily driver” a black 48 Plymouth coupe. Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Joseph William and Ruby Inez, nee Fawer, Augsburger; brothers, Edward, George, Will, , Harry Augsburger; sisters, Mayme Foster, Josephine Judge, Dorothy Eardley and Eileen Lengyel. Surviving are his wife Patricia, nee Burger, Augsburger; children, Wayne F. (Toni) Augsburger, Jr. and Debbie Augsburger; Step Children, Douglas I. Albrecht and Patrice A. (John) Shalenko; grandchildren, Scott Augsburger, Kevin Augsburger, Lori Wein, Mark Nischwitz, Ashley Steinwagner and Drew Steinwagner; great grandchildren, Billy, Garrett, Cade, Zachary, Olivia, Jake and Malakai; sisters, Grace Marker and Clare Caban. Also, survived by a host of other relatives, family and friends. Memorials in Mr. Augsburger memory may be made to: Make a Wish Foundation of Illinois, 640 North LaSalle Drive, Suite 280., Chicago, Illinois 61654. Online condolences may be expressed online at Visitation: Friends may call from 9:30 am until 11:30 am, Saturday, June 4, 2011, at The Calvary Baptist Church, 2249 S State, Route 157, Edwardsville, Illinois. Funeral: A Funeral service will be held at the church on Saturday, June 4, 2011 at 11:30 AM with Pastor Mark Obhauser officiating. Interment: Interment will be held in the Valhalla Gardens of Memory Cemetery, Belleville, Illinois Valhalla Gaerdner Holten Funeral Home, Belleville, Illinois


  • Visitation Saturday, June 4, 2011
  • Funeral Service Saturday, June 4, 2011


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June 14, 2011

Our thoughts are with you Pat and all your extended family in this time of sorrow. We will always remember Wayne and his time with us in the Plymouth family. Ever in our prayers in the time ahead.

Bob and Judy Kerico

Donna & Keith Judge

June 5, 2011

So sorry tohear of the passing of my Uncle Wayne. So many fond memories - too numerous to mention. I'll always be grateful for the kind hospitallity shown me when I lived with his family my first year at college at Millikin U. in Decatur. Condolences to Pat and the family. So we weren't able to attend the memorial as we were out of town
Keith (Donna) Judge

Reggie Augsburger

June 4, 2011

Aunt Pat, Cousin Wayne and Cousin Debbie we are saddened by your loss. We hope that you are comforted by your good memories of the joys he brought you in his life. May Uncle Wayne rest in peace.

June 3, 2011

Sincere sympathy from Sherman and Margie Lou Greer, Westminster, Colorado. We always seen Wayne at the grocery store in Collinsville. Also knew him from Holy Cross Lutheran Church

Jim Cuff

June 3, 2011

Augsburger Family,

My Deepest Sympathy on the loss of your Husband and Father. I worked with Wayne at State Police during his time there. He was always willing to get the job done and had a good time during the process.

Charles /Betty Scherrer

June 3, 2011

Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.