Dec. 3, 1937-May 29, 2013
Wayne A. Tinjum, 75, of rural Frazee, died Wednesday, May 29, 2013 at Essentia Health-St. Mary's Hospital in Detroit Lakes.
Wayne Arden Tinjum was born to Otto and Anna (Wolden) Tinjum on December 3, 1937 in Ulen. The family moved to a farm in rural Frazee when Wayne was a young child.
Wayne attended country school near his home and later attended school in Frazee, graduating from Frazee High School in 1955. He then served in the United States Navy from 1956-1959 as a radio specialist.
On November 17, 1962 he was united in marriage to Janice Lange at St. John's Lutheran Church-Height of Land. They lived and raised their family in rural Frazee.
Wayne very much enjoyed working on his hobby farm. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing softball, and playing cards with family and friends. He was an avid sports fan who especially liked to follow the Minnesota Vikings and the Frazee Hornet wrestling team. He was also a very active member of St. John's Lutheran Church- Height of Land, serving as a trustee.
Surviving Wayne are his wife, Janice; one daughter, Teresa Witte of Erhard; one son, Barry (Tracey) Tinjum of Frazee; eight grandchildren, Annie, Matthew and Mark Seaberg, Amber, Christine, Andrew, and Bailey Tinjum, and Miranda Anderson; five great grandchildren, Sadie and Carter Johnson, Kayden and Calimae Kertscher and Charlee Olds; one brother, Jens "Ray" (Dee) Tinjum, of Wasilla, Alasla; two sisters, Norma (Earl) Pederson of Hawley and Ardis Grove of Rochester, Minn.; and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding Wayne in death were his parents; three brothers, Milton, Don and Loren Tinjum; and one sister, Betty Baana.
Funeral services are set for 1 p.m. Monday June 3 at St. John's Lutheran Church-Height of Land, rural Frazee, with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation took place from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, June 2, with a 7 p.m. prayer service, at West-Kjos Funeral Home, Detroit Lakes.
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