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Robert Wayne Wanbaugh (known as Wayne) passed away peacefully in his sleep at the Care Partners Assisted Living facility in Menomonie on December 19, 2012.

He is survived by his twin brother, Dean, of Menomonie, WI; his long-time devoted friend and caregiver, Sue Cave of Menomonie, WI; sister, Mary (John) Widmar of Crosby, MN; nieces and nephews, Sam (Diane) Cave of Roseville, MN, Patrick (Joan) Cave of Seatec, WA, Mary (Dick) Jarvis of Wausau, WI; step-nieces, Pat (Al) Miller of Clearwater, MN and Arlene (Dick) Haworth of Wyoming, MN; John (Kris) Widmar of Downsville, WI, Tony (Suzanne) Widmar of Barnes, WI, Terry Widmar of Scottsdale, AZ, Ann (Dan) Kelly of Scottsdale, AZ, Joan (Mike) Sutliff of Duluth, MN.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Samuel and Emeline (Scanlon) Wanbaugh; sisters, Evelyn (Ed) Cave and Sr. Mary Frances (Servite Order); brother-in-law, Ed Cave and his wife, Bernice; nephews, John (Skip) Cave, Dennis Cave, Robert Cave, William Cave.

A memorial mass will be held June 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in Wilson, WI. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Lunch will be served in the church basement following the burial.

Wayne’s complete obituary can be viewed at under “obituaries”.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Bridget’s Church, Wayne Wanbaugh Memorial, c/o Sue Cave, E4380 U.S. Hwy. 12, Menomonie, WI 54751.