Wayne Charles Lindberg

MARQUETTE, MI – Wayne Charles Lindberg, 64, of Marshall, Michigan, formerly of Marquette, died unexpectedly Wednesday morning, February 16, 2017 at his home in Marshall.

Wayne was born on February 4, 1953 in Marquette, a son of Charles “Skip” and Shirley (Trepanier) Lindberg. He attended Marquette Public Schools, graduating from Marquette Senior High School in 1971.

Following his graduation, Wayne enlisted with the U.S. Marines and proudly served his country during the Vietnam era at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. After his service time, he returned to Marquette and was married to the love of his life, the former Patty Musolf on May 25, 1974 at St. Peter Cathedral. Wayne attended NMU for two years eventually joining what would become Riverside Auto. He worked with them in car sales for 20 years, retiring in November of 2004. Wayne very much enjoyed selling cars to U.P. residents and friends. In 2005, he and his wife moved to Marshall to be closer to his daughter, Briana and family. Wayne was an avid Green Bay Packer fan and loved NASCAR. He enjoyed visiting Florida and North Carolina where several dear friends lived. Above anything else however, Wayne loved spending time with his grandsons.

He is survived by his loving wife of 42 years, Patty; a dear daughter, Briana (Andy) Hoffman of Marshall; two adoring grandsons, Bradyn and Nickolas Hoffman; his beloved mother, Shirley Lindberg; a sister, Mary (Jerry) Henthorne and two brothers, Larry Lindberg and Tim (Diane) Lindberg, all of Marquette; sisters-in-law, Bonnie (Bob) Devine and Kathy (Don) Grisham, both of Marquette. Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Allyssa and Drew Lindberg, Melissa Doucette, Dan Campbell, Tom and Scott Lindberg, Kate Cosens, Amber Bell, Sarah Richer, Molly (John) Bedwell, and Dean (Angela) Williams; also numerous great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, “Skip” Lindberg; a sister, Yvonne Zintman and sister-in-law, Diane Williams.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Monday at 1 p.m. in St. Peter Cathedral with the Rev. Aaron Nowicki officiating. The Lindberg family will greet relatives and friends from 11 a.m. Monday until the time of the Funeral Mass in the Bishop’s Room of the cathedral. A luncheon will be served in the parish hall immediately following the Mass.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the family.

The Canale – Tonella Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements where memories may be shared at canalefuneral.com.