Wayne Russell Worth, age 86 of Monroe, passed away on Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at his home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, September 16, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. at the Monroe United Methodist Church. Burial will follow at Silent City Cemetery. Visitation will take place on Sunday, September 15, 2019 from 3:00 - 5:00 p.m. at Coburn Funeral Home in Monroe. Memorials may be directed to the Monroe United Methodist Church or the Monroe Fire and Rescue. Condolences may be left for the family at www.coburnfuneralhomes.com
The son of Samuel Boyd and Stella (Schalk) Worth, Wayne was born on September 25, 1932 on the family farm south of Monroe. Wayne graduated from Monroe High School in 1951 and attended Iowa State University. Wayne served in the United States Army. On February 14, 1965, he was united in marriage to Donna Akkerman at the Titonka United Methodist Church in Titonka. Wayne farmed in the area his entire life. He was a member of the Monroe United Methodist Church, the Monroe American Legion Post #363, Newton Masonic Lodge #59, and he served as a Trustee of Fairview Township. Wayne also served on the Board of Trustees and Administrative Council at the Church. Wayne was proud that the farm had been in his families name for over 160 years. He also loved to attend his grandchildren's activities.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife, Donna; two children, Mary Sue (Doug) Duinink and Dennis (Kim) Worth; six grandchildren, Reed Worth, Caleb Duinink, Carson Duinink, Jennifer (Aaron) Trausch, Lee Murra, and Elizabeth (Shaun) Glazier; seven great grandchildren, Nathen, Jarron, Hayden, Annabelle, Tegan, Meric and Matix; a sister, Frances Prueitt and a brother, Robert Worth. Preceding Wayne in death were his parents
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