Wayne Charles Wingerter

November 4, 1951 - November 23, 2020
Wayne Charles Wingerter

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Wayne Charles Wingerter, 69 was born on November 4, 1951 in New Orleans, Louisiana. A loving father, husband, brother, and Paw Paw passed peacefully at his home in New Port Richey on November 23, 2020. Wayne had previously lived in Colorado for 16 years before moving to Florida in 2000.

Wayne was one of a kind, he lived life to the fullest and wore his heart on his sleeve. He loved his family, music, wood working, LSU, the Saints and lending a helping hand to anyone in need. His carpentry skills made him a sought-after commodity and sometimes drove his wife Lana crazy with the new “craft” he was working on. He was a hippie when he met Lana in New Orleans, her dad did not approve at first but that did not stop Wayne. He won her over and they married December 4, 1976. They have two children together son Waylon Wingerter and daughter Mesheca Lutz (Chris) along with their sons Oliver and Owen.

Wayne has a daughter from his first marriage, Faith Hoefer (Rex) and her children from a previous marriage Andrea, Ryan and Amber.

His mother and father, Bertha and Robert Wingerter raised 6 children with Wayne being the youngest. Wayne is preceded in their deaths and those of his brothers Bobby (Janet) and Sidney (Darlene), sisters Peggy Ridge (Louie) and Barbara LaChute (Vincent). He is survived by sister Judy Kelley (Brian) and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Wayne attended Archbishop Shaw Boys Catholic High School in Marrero, Louisiana where he played football.

A small memorial will be held in New Port Richey in December and a larger celebration of life will be held in Louisiana in the summer of 2021.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Gulfside Hospice (gulfside.org) 1-800-561-4883. They took good care of Wayne in his final months and we cannot thank them enough for the care and compassion they showed.


Friday, December 11, 2020
1:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Michels & Lundquist Funeral Home - Directions
5228 Trouble Creek Road
New Port Richey, FL 34652

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  • September 02, 2023
    Oliver Lutz says:
    I miss you Papa. I hope wherever you are you have found peace.

  • September 02, 2023
    Oliver Lutz lit a candle:
    Lit since September 2, 2023 at 9:44:49 PM

  • December 08, 2020
    Lana Wingerter lit a candle:
    Lit since December 8, 2020 at 12:03:35 PM

  • December 08, 2020
    Mimi says:
    Love you dad and miss you very much.

  • December 08, 2020
    Lance Lavignette says:
    Building floats and having parties in the old house. Was a very loving Uncle, will be missed

  • December 08, 2020
    Amy says:
    We love ya’ll!!! Prayers

  • December 09, 2020
    Aunnie says:
    Nothing I say can take away your pain, but hopefully knowing that Uncle Wayne was loved by so many will make you smile. Love you all.

  • December 09, 2020
    Carol Blanchard says:
    There's so many great memories I can't begin to name!! He was the best brother-in-law ever!!!!

  • December 09, 2020
    Vincent Jr. And Jamey LaChute says:
    You will be missed Uncle Wayne Love You

  • December 10, 2020
    Lana Wingerter says:
    Miss you dad. Love Waylon

  • December 11, 2020
    Faith Hoefer says:
    Love you dad! You left us to soon! I will carry you with me always!

  • December 11, 2020
    Allen Nelson says:
    Wayne ,I know you're up there watching over all over us. I wish I could of came out there to see you .But until we meet again you'll always have a very special place in my heart love and miss you til we meet again my friend

  • December 11, 2020
    Carole and Ed Lutz says:
    You will be sorely missed.