May 2, 2019

Wayne D. Ace, age 86 of rural Belleville, passed away on Wednesday, April 24, 2019, at his home. He was born on October 9, 1932 on a farm in the Town of Exeter, the son of Oral and Elizabeth (Freitag) Ace.

Wayne attended the East Dayton School and graduated from New Glarus High School. On February 20, 1954, he was united in marriage to Grace Leota Haynes until her passing on January 4, 2008. Later Wayne married Kay Flood on November 1, 2008. Kay passed away on September 5, 2016.

Wayne was a proud farmer, he loved to share stories of the “good old days” with those around him. He was a passionate bowler, who bowled in a league for 30 years along with being a longtime member of the Euchre league. Wayne never had children of his own, but he was blessed with wonderful neighbors and step-daughter who would help with food and groceries, haircuts, taxes, snowplowing, and spending time with Wayne chatting and sharing stories. Wayne was also an avid Brewers fan, he would check the box score and schedule each day in the paper. He would also check the obituary section each day to see if any local residents he knew had passed away.

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Special thanks is given to Agrace HospiceCare and Joyce’s Home Care for helping keep Wayne comfortable in his home during his battle with lung cancer over the last three months.

Wayne is survived by his sisters, Carol Waelti and Avis Ace; brother, Eldon (Kriss) Ace; sisters-in-law, Doreen Barry and Mary Ann Ace; and many nieces and nephews. He is further survived by his three loving cats, Louise, Maddie, and Callie.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wives, Leota and Kay; brothers, Stanley and Norman; brothers-in-law, Leonard Waelti, Jerry Rowe and Bob Barry; and a sister-in-law, Arlene Rowe.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, April 27, 2019, at 11:00 a.m., at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home 109 Greenway Cross, Belleville, WI. Burial is in the Exeter Cemetery. Relatives and friends called from 10:00 a.m. until time of services at the Becker-Beal Funeral Home.

Memorials are suggested to Agrace HospiceCare, Inc., The American Cancer Society, the Green County Humane Society or the Dane County Humane Society.

On online memorial with guestbook is available at http://www.bealfuneralhomes.com.


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