Hugh Wayne Wolchek |

Hugh Wayne Wolchek

Hugh Wayne Wolchek, 68, passed away peacefully Nov. 1, 2006, at his home in Parachute. Everybody knew him as Wayne. Wayne was born in Walnut Grove, Mo., Sept. 16, 1938, to William H. and Edith (Latham) Wolchek.He had over 17 years of school and was a pastor for Westwood Christian Church in Madison, Wis., for 13 years. He moved to Parachute, where he was pastor of the Grand Valley Christian Church for 13 years.Wayne had been a Kiwanis member since 1993, served on the Parachute school board, helped with the senior program in Parachute, and was a person who thought of others before thinking of himself. He was always there to help.Wayne is survived by his wife, Beverly; daughters Deborah Wolchek of Parachute, Valorie Wolchek of Madison, Wis., and Jennifer (Mark) Ketterer of Madison; son Timothy (Cindy) Wolchek of Longmont; sister Louise (Jim) Crevelt of Las Vegas; and grandchildren Sawyer and Grady Wolchek of Longmont.A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, at the Grand Valley High School gymnasium. Pastor Charlie Hornick of the Grace Bible Church of Parachute will officiate. A lunch will follow in the cafeteria.In lieu of flowers, the family wishes all donations be made to the Grand Valley Christian Church, P.O. Box 190, Parachute. Co.Rifle Funeral Home has been entrusted with all arrangements.

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