Wayne William Kaipainen graduated to heaven on June 7, 2022, at the age of 91 years. He was born on March 6, 1931, to Wayne F. and Ellen M. Kaipainen.
He graduated from Jefferson High School (Ashtabula County) in 1949 and from Kent State University School of Journalism in 1953.
Wayne married Marilyn J. Wooley in June of 1953. Following two years of military service, he was employed by the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company, retiring in 1995 with nearly 40 years of service.
Besides his wife, Marilyn, Wayne is survived by son, David of South Vienna, OH, daughter, Janice (Thomas) Krizo of Columbus, OH, son, Lloyd of Manta, Ecuador, grandchildren, Matthew (Erin) Krizo of Cedarville, OH, Allison (Greg) Meyer of Cuenca, Ecuador, Kathryn (Timothy) Shumaker of Westerville, OH, Laura (Jonathan) Shumaker of Jamestown, OH, and Steven (Nicole Noakes) Krizo of Columbus, OH, and great grandchildren: Emma, Callie, Anna, and Miles Krizo, Nico and Davi Meyer, and Benjamin and David Shumaker.
He served his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, as a member of Calvary Baptist Church in Akron, Ohio, and for the last two years at High Street Baptist Church in Columbus, Ohio.