E. Wayne Berchtold
May 27, 1938 ~ March 10, 2014
Viewing: Thursday, March 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah
Graveside services: Corinne City Cemetery on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
BRIGHAM CITY – E. Wayne Berchtold, 75, passed away suddenly on Monday, March 10, 2014 at Ogden Regional Medical Center from a heart attack. He was born on May 27, 1938 in Garland, Utah a son of Earl E. and Violet Redelings Berchtold. Wayne graduated from Bear River High School in 1956. He married Juanita Brewster and later divorced. Wayne then married Gloria Mobley and later divorced. They had one son, John Earl Berchtold. He married Nancy Jenkins and they were later divorced. Wayne worked at Andersen Ford, after Andersen’s he went to Thiokol Chemical Corporation, then to Vulcraft, and finally retired from Staker Parsons as a mechanic. Wayne never really retired, he continued mechanic work where he built a shop behind his house. Surviving are one son, John E. (Lynn) Berchtold of Montgomery, Alabama; one granddaughter, Kaydence Berchtold and one grandson, Braden Cartee both of Montgomery, Alabama. Also surviving are four siblings, Katherine Winningham of Tremonton, Utah; Charles (LaGay) Berchtold of Brigham City, Utah; Charlene (Thayne) Stokes of Ogden, Utah; Corey (Randy) Lee of Hyrum, Utah and many nieces and nephews. Also survived by his family and friends at J&D’s Restaurant. A viewing will be held on Thursday, March 13th from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Gillies Funeral Chapel, 634 East 200 South, Brigham City, Utah. Graveside services will be held at the Corinne City Cemetery on Friday, March 14, 2014 at 11:00 a.m.
Have known Wayne for many years through my parents and bowling, will miss him and his warm greeting whenever we went to JD's. So sorry for the loss.
I just learned of Wayne's passing. My mother and I would like to include our condolences. Though I didn't keep in touch after my father (Dick) passed away and I moved away from Brigham City I can sill see Wayne's little red Ford Ranger parked at J&D's in the mornings. I have many fond memories of deer hunting with my father and Wayne every fall from when I was barely old enough to remember and into my 20's. If I wasn't riding around the hills with my dad, I was in the back of Wayne's old Bronco. My father always said that, "Wayne would give the shirt of his back to anyone that needed it", and that was my experience as well. I can truly say that it was a pleasure to have known Wayne and know the rest of my family has similar feelings.