Wayne Kaphaem, age 71, of Tomahawk, passed away unexpectedly on May 5, 2023.
Wayne was born in Tomahawk on June 2, 1951 to Frederick “Fritz” and Muriel (Bergeson) Kaphaem. He was married to Lynda Miller on May 5, 1973 in Chippewa Falls. Wayne was a barber for a few years in Wausau before moving to Tomahawk in 1975. He previously had worked for Harley-Davidson before working for the Tomahawk Paper Mill.
Wayne is survived by his wife – Lynda of Tomahawk; two daughters – Heather (Matt) Holden of Stevens Point and Crystal Kaphaem of Stevens Point; twin brother – Mike (Rhonda) Kaphaem of Tomahawk; and sister – Sheryl McCalla of Tomahawk. He is further survived by his nieces and nephew – Chris (Jaymee) Kaphaem and their daughter Elena, Lisa (Greg) Stevens and Kerry (Lenny) Scholz and their children Cayton, Cody and Carly. He is preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law – Tim McCalla and nephew – Chad McCalla.
The Memorial Service for Wayne Kaphaem will take place at 10 a.m. on Thursday, May 11, 2023 at Northwoods Vineyard Church in Tomahawk. Pastor Nate Nelson will officiate. Visitation will take place from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 10 a.m. Krueger Family Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Tomahawk, is assisting the family with arrangements. You may view the full obituary and leave online condolences at www.kruegerfamilyfuneral.com.