Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Wayne F. Sutter

Wayne F. Sutter, age 87, of Shelby, died surrounded by his family at his home on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 following a brief illness.

Wayne was born September 17, 1934 in Shelby to the late Leo and Rose (Bucholtz) Sutter. He was a 1952 graduate of Shelby High School and served in the U.S. Army from 1952-1954 during the Korean War. Wayne worked 32 years as an electrician at General Motors in Ontario retiring in 1992.

As hobbies, Wayne was always tinkering, enjoyed making homemade wine, and was constantly watching and investing in the stock market. He also enjoyed playing cards, especially at the Shelby American Legion O’Brien Post #326, where he was a member. Wayne, along with his wife, Donna, loved traveling and going to casinos. He was also a member of Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church.

On June 22, 1963 Wayne married Donna M. (Heydinger) Sutter and she survives. Also surviving are 4 children: Steve (Mary) Sutter of Mansfield, Terry (Shari) Sutter of Powell, Michelle (Howard) Eisenhardt of Poolesville, MD, and Francine (James) Childress of Ford, VA; 7 grandchildren: Erica (Blake) Damron, Erin (Casey) Weddle, Gunnar (Jessie) Sutter, Elizabeth Sutter, Adam Eisenhardt, Sydney Childress, and Carson Childress; 7 great grandchildren: Adilyn, Isabella, Cade, Cal, Dawsyn, Wyatt, and Tyson; brother: Leo (Fran) Sutter; as well as many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by his siblings: Glenn Sutter, Thelma Jackson, Joan Wells, and Kenny Sutter.

Family and friends are welcome on Monday, January 31, 2022 from 5-7 pm at the Penwell Turner Funeral Home, 168 West Main Street, Shelby. Wayne’s funeral Mass will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2022 at 11 am at Most Pure Heart of Mary Catholic Church, 29 West Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875. Fr. Chris Mileski will celebrate the Mass and burial will follow in the church cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the church.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Don Kelly parnell says:

    Prayers to your family. May you find Gods comfort in this time . I’m sure he was proud of your amazing family.

  2. Brad and Cindy Rall says:

    My condolences to Steve and Mary and the rest of the Sutter family. I didn’t think I knew Wayne that well but after reading what he liked to do, I realize I’ve known him for the past 30 years that I’ve worked with his son as clearly Steve is a lot like his dad!

    My one memory of Wayne was him standing on top of a ladder on top of Steve’s roof with a chainsaw as he grew impatient with us computer programmers as we all tried to calculate the safest way to remove the tree.

    Ultimately, Wayne took matters into his own hands when he decided we were doing too much thinking and not enough doing and he just started cutting. I remember thinking (as any insurance person would) “this is really risky!” In the end, Wayne got it done and I walked away thinking “I know where Steve gets it!”

    I hope you find peace in knowing that Wayne and his legacy lives on through his family. You are all in our prayers.

  3. Frederick M Studer says:

    To Donna and all the family. So sorry for your loss. May God Bless and Keep You and Yours Always!

  4. Chris (Willman) DeVito says:

    Donna and Family,

    Such a great family man, teacher and provided. Thinking of you all and know that love surrounds you as you reminisce some great memories,

    Chris and Dave DeVito

  5. Linda Shorter says:

    Donna and Family,
    We are so sorry to hear about Wayne passing away. Prayers for you all as you deal with this very sad time.

  6. Shan Gomathinayagam says:

    I am truly sorry to hear of the loss of your father. May the soul of your father rest in peace. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  7. Diane Smith says:

    Thoughts and prayers to the Sutter Family.
    May your Faith give you peace, your Memories give you joy, and your Family give you strength.

  8. Roger Calloway says:

    Francine and family,

    Please accept condolences from the Mundet Tennessee facility. We are sorry for your loss and have you in our thoughts.


  9. Carol Rod says:

    May your memories comfort you and your family. My thoughts are with you.

  10. Dale & Peggy Humphrey says:

    Steve, Mary and family, we are saddened to hear of you dad’s passing. We are keeping all of you in our thoughts and prayers.

  11. Vicki Morris says:

    Terry and Family,
    Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family during this difficult time.

  12. Barb Schopp-Miller says:

    Donna, so sorry for your loss. I lost a lot of euchre hands to Wayne, he was a very nice man and will be missed by all that knew him. God’s Blessings.

  13. Mike & Barb Emrisko says:

    Donna and family….

    Our condolences to your entire family with Wayne s passing…..memories live on forever……

  14. Jeff Ebersole says:

    My sincere condolences to the Sutter family

  15. Todd and Lorna Albert says:

    To the Sutter family- Our thoughts and prayers for all.

  16. Tim and Christina Schappacher says:

    Steve, Mary, and Family,
    Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead, and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  17. Fayvusovich says:

    Francine and Family,

    Our deepest condolences to you and your family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers…

  18. Ahmed Tatari says:

    My sincere condolences to Terry and the family.

  19. Don & Amy Jones says:

    We were so very sorry to hear about Wayne. Donna, please know you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  20. Ken & Mable Brown says:

    Donna and Family,
    So sorry to hear this, we talk about you often
    You will always be in our hearts and prayers
    We Love You Donna! Please take care yourself

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