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Wayne S. Holly

December 22, 1951 ~ February 20, 2022 (age 70)


Wayne S. Holly, 70 of Rio, passed away peacefully Sunday, February 20, 2022 at his home following a long battle with multiple health issues. The youngest of five, Wayne and his twin sister Wilma were born December 22, 1951 to Levi and Virginia Holly in Columbus.

Wayne graduated from Rio High School in 1970. In 1977, he married his first wife Cindy Wylesky. They had one son Brad and Cindy preceded him in death after battling Multiple Sclerosis. Wayne was blessed to find love a second time marrying Marlene Murphy August 23, 2003. Wayne was a BAC Union Tile Setter for 30 plus years. His interests included family, friends, fishing, hunting, wood working, and making homemade wine. 

Wayne is survived by his wife Marlene; son Brad; three sisters Ruth, Ronda, and Wilma; step-sons Jeff (Jodi) Murphy and Jason Murphy (Kristie Long); grandchildren Ronin Holly, Logan (Hailey) Murphy, and Samantha (Jacob) Macknick; great grandchildren Alexis Murphy and Leon Macknick, and ex daughter-in-law Sarah Holly. He was preceded in death by parents, first wife Cindy; former father and mother-in-law Vincent and Gertrude Wylesky; father and mother-in-law Victor and Lavona Reigel and many brothers and sisters-in-law and nieces and nephews.

Per Wayne’s request, he was an organ donor and no formal services will be held. A celebration of life will be held Saturday, June 25, 2022 from 1 to 4 PM at the Otsego Town Hall. The family would like to thank the family and friends who helped Wayne and a special thank you to the doctors, nurses, and staff at SSM Health and Agrace Hospice. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Agrace Hospice or the Rio Community Center.


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Celebration of Life
June 25, 2022

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Otsego Town Hall
W3199 Hwy 16
Columbus, WI 53925
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