Wayne Philip Selk, 83, of Bloomington died Thursday, June 10, 2010 at Bloomington Hospital following a lengthy illness. The youngest of four sons, he was born on January 30, 1927 in Dysart, Iowa, to Fritz and Kathryn (Bloss) Selk. He graduated from Dysart High School with the class of 1946. During his school years, he lettered in basketball and baseball and was to continue playing on town teams after his military service. He joined his three older brothers in military service and, with his mother's permission, served for three years in the United States Marine Corps. During his service he participated in the occupation of China.
He married Lois E. Snyder of Hastings-on-Hudson, New York on June 29, 1952. In 1956, he began employment with the Otis Elevator Company in Yonkers, New York. When Otis opened the plant in Bloomington in 1965, the family relocated and, after thirty years with the company, Wayne retired. A lifetime member of the Lutheran Church, he was an active member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church. He was proud of his service in the USMC and was a member of the American Legion. Cooking was a special interest his whole adult life, much to the enjoyment of family and friends.
He is survived by his wife of fifty-eight years; a son Philip and his wife Lesli of Colorado Springs, CO; and two daughters, Martha and Deborah, both of Bloomington. He was very proud to be the grandfather of Carol and her husband, Jake, Claire, Daniel, Rachael and Kelly, and great-grandfather of Collin and Alexander, all of Colorado Springs.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three older brothers.
The family would like to thank the many caregivers at Meadowood Health Pavilion and Garden Villa and especially the professional staff at Bloomington Hospital.
A memorial service will be held Sunday, June 27, 2010 at 7:00 p.m. at St. Thomas Lutheran Church. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 3800 E. Third St., Bloomington, IN 47401 or a charity of your choice.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.allenfuneralhome.org. Allen Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.