He was born April 2, 1955, in Milwaukee, son of the late Albert and Doris (Robinson) Beidatsch, and graduated from Oak Creek High School in Oak Creek, Wis., in 1973. He moved to Ironwood in 1976 and was a self-employed carpet installer in the area up until the time of his death. His interests included playing the guitar, hunting and fishing. He was also an avid Green Bay Packers fan.
Surviving are his daughter, Dr. Aubrey (Mike) Coates, Ph.D., and two grandchildren, Cameron and Emelia Coates, Maineville, Ohio; a brother, Robert, Milltown, Wis.; and former wives, Rae Stanich, Diane DeRosie and Denise Latham.
Per Wayne’s wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.
Private interment will be in the Eagle River Cemetery, Eagle River, Wis.
Arrangements were entrusted to McKevitt-Patrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Ironwood, where condolences may be expressed online at mckevittpatrickfuneralhome.com.