Rev. Wayne Arlie Stracener
Rev. Wayne Arlie Stracener, 73, a Godly man, of Six Lakes, was called to Heaven on Monday, January 27,
2014. He was born August 17, 1940 in Calcasieu Parish, Louisiana to the late Arlie and Lena Mae (Wood) Stracener. Wayne married Miss Beverly Ruth Swift on June 24, 1960, in Rock Island,
IL., and together they raised 7 children. He was a very uncomplaining, willing helper to Beverly.
Rev. Wayne was called to preach when he was 12 years old. He earned a Bachelor of Theology from Bible
Missionary Institute and was a Vice President and a Teacher at BMI for 14 years. He pastored churches in Illinois, Colorado, New Mexico, Alaska and California, and was currently serving at the
Bible Missionary Church in Six Lakes, MI. He worked on several mission fields including the Philippines,
Guyana, Nigeria and Barbados.
Besides his parents, Rev. Wayne was preceded in death by a brother, Jerry Stracener and a sister, Norma (Bailey)
Surviving are his wife, Beverly; children: Daniel (Joanne) of Oliver Springs, TN, Judith (Morrie) Lewis of the
Philippines, Nathan of Pickens, SC, Larry (Rita) of Corona, CA, Sharon (Roger II) Mertens, of Georgetown, IL, Karen (Kenneth, Jr.) Arnold of Indianapolis, IN and Pamela (Ryan) Nickel of
Kingston, TN; grandchildren: Reed, Wyatt, Timothy, Chad, Darrin, Micah, Matthew, Heather, Titus, Angela, Madeleine, Gabriela, Roger III, Dalton, Drew, Sarah,
Krystal, Kenneth III and Kevin; great grandchildren: Andrew, Dara, Hana, Jadyn, Jared, Bentley and Adahlia; brother, Terry Stracener of Westlake, LA; sister, Arlena Holcomb of Milan, IL and many
nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Rev. Wayne will be Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 10 a.m. at Bible Missionary Church, 9452
Musson Road, Six Lakes, MI with the Rev. Bob Dyal, District Moderator of the Great Lakes District of the Bible Missionary Church, officiating. Visitation will be Friday evening,
January 31, 2014 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Brigham Funeral Chapel, 9977 W. Howard City-Edmore Rd, Lakeview and one hour prior to Rev. Wayne’s
service on Saturday (from 9 to 10 a.m.) at the church.
Even in death, Rev. Wayne continues to bless people through the Gift of Life Program.
Memorial contributions may be directed to Bible Missionary Institute for a Missionary Scholarship
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