Wayne Thomas

wayne thomas
Wayne D. Thomas – age 78, passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018, at his home in Fargo, ND. He was born in Havana, SD on August 25th, 1939, to Frankie and Annie Thomas. Wayne attended school in Rutland, ND and resided in Cayuga. After beginning his career in construction, he married Arlene Allard on March 15th, 1962, in Bottineau, ND. Wayne and Arlene met at Stone Café in 1960, where she worked in Bottineau, while he was in town working on road construction. Wayne started out working for the construction company William Collins at a young age, then FM Asphalt for some time, to retire with Aggregate in the fall of 2015. He was a dedicated construction worker for 59 years. In his spare time he enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren, loved talking about his cars with family and friends, working on his cars, and attending car shows. If you had a car story, you had a good friend in Wayne. He was a great man that would help anyone in need, always keeping a smile on his face. Wayne is survived by his wife, Arlene Thomas of 55 years; daughters, Robin Barnes, Ronda Thomas, and Rori (Ernie) Carnes; granddaughters, Ashley Thomas (Brent Nielson), Laci Benjamin, Lexi Benjamin; many additional family members including his aunt, sister and brothers-in-law, cousins, nieces, nephews, and numerous friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Frankie and Annie Thomas; as well as Alfred and Adeline Allard.

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  1. Robin I am so sorry for you loss and thinking of you and your family, if you need anything let me know.

  2. I am so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Father. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers at this most difficult time Robin.

  3. Ronda and Robin I am sorry for your loss, may God Bless you all and walk along side of you during this time of your life. God called him home, and home is where he is. He walks with God now and watches over you at all times. He will be in your Heart as well as All that have had the chance to meet him.

  4. To Robin, Rhonda & Rori,
    So sorry for your loss. Wayne and i grew up together. WE are cousins. Our mothers are sisters. This is a shock.
    Can one of you email what was wrong with your Dad.

  5. I’m am so very sorry for your guys’ loss. I’ve known him and your family since 7th grade and my husband use to work construction with him. Hugs to you guys!! RIP Wayne, you will be missed!

  6. Wayne was a great guy and fun to work with.
    Yes he loved his Chevys.
    Missed him at work when he retired.
    My condolences to his Family.

  7. Sorry to read of Wayne dying. Arlene don’t know if you remember me. I worked with you at HR Block maybe 25 years ago. I remember you talking about your husband’s old cars. Also my friend daughter Jeanne was friends of your girls. Gloria is my friends name. Our sympathy to you and your family.

  8. I had the Honor of working with and getting to know Wayne , while we worked at Aggregate Ind.
    We hit it off the first day. I Learned a lot from Wayne, and admired his integrity, his positive look on everything, I wanted to be at his funeral, but I live in Detroit lakes, and the blizzard is really kicking up.
    I want to say to his family and friends, Wayne Will be missed, my condolences to you. Steve Dahring.

  9. I was very sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. Only worked with him a short while before he retired , but enjoyed seeing him at car shows, and visiting! Great guy who will be truly missed!

  10. Robin I am so sorry to hear about your dad. May God comfort you and your family during this difficult time of loss. May He direct your thoughts towards the joys of life and not the sorrows. May you feel loved and comforted during this difficulty. Please know you and your loved ones are in our thoughts and prayers. -2 Corinthians 1:3-4

  11. So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. My husband and I both had the privilege of working with Wayne. He was always so easy going, soft spoken and enjoyable to be around. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family.

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