Wayne Allen Alms, age 67 of Walnut Grove, passed away Sunday, October 17, 2021 at Sanford Medical Center and Hospital in Sioux Falls. Graveside Services will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday, October 22, 2021 at North Hero Cemetery in North Hero Township. Visitation will be 12:00-3:00 p.m. Friday, October 22 at Walnut Grove Funeral Home. Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Wayne Allen Alms was born March 3, 1954 to Edgar and Elnora (Pozehl) Alms in York, Nebraska. He moved to Minnesota in 1970 and graduated from Walnut Grove High School in 1972. On June 30, 1973, Wayne married his high school sweetheart Mary Bartlett in Tracy, Minnesota. Wayne worked at Sell Brothers in Walnut Grove and as a farmhand for Dick VanHecke. In 1979, Wayne started farming with his father-in-law, George, and then continued to farm with his son Brent. Wayne was a former member of the Walnut Grove Jaycees and the Revere Walnut Grove Elevator Board. He enjoyed playing cards with his kids, grandkids and the Revere Boys. Wayne went to the “Pop Shop” daily to meet with “the guys”. Above all, Wayne LOVED spending time with his grandkids.
Wayne is survived by his wife Mary; children: Brent (Katie) Alms of Walnut Grove, Jason (Rachel) Alms of Elk River, and Jill Alms of Brookings, SD; grandchildren: Koyer, Riley, and Kinley Alms, Amber Alms, Summer (Travis) Schoer, Sam Vogl, and Corbin (Madison) Vogl; great grandchildren: Tegan and Tate Schoer; siblings: Jane (John) Seigel of McCool Junction, NE, Elaine Flowerday of Ashland, NE, Judy (Bob) Proehl of Marietta, GA, Barb (Jim) Fehringer of McCool Junction, NE and Randy Alms of York, NE; and many other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents and mother- and father-in-law, George and Ruth Bartlett.