Victor "Wayne" Youmans

age 86, of Lakeview, passed away March 7, 2015 at Spectrum Health Butterworth Campus in Grand Rapids. He was born in Flint, MI, the son of Victor Keith and Ethel Mae Pixley Youmans. He attended Utley High School, and also attended General Motors Institute (GMI) for Maintenance.

          Victor proudly served his country in the Army as a Guard Dog Trainer where he selected, trained, and cared for the dogs used for sentry, attack, scouting, and message carrying, and locating the wounded. Victor served in Germany from January 18, 1946 until June 16, 1949. Upon his discharge from the Army, Victor enlisted with the Navy as a Navy Seal “Navy Frogman” from August 15, 1950 until June 7, 1954. He served charting the inland waterways of Europe and spent time hunting Red Stag and Wild Boar in the Black Forrest to feed the German people.

          Victor was employed by Bendle Public Schools in Burton, MI, with Maintenance for eighteen years.

Victor met Bonnie Vargason Youmans in January 1990, and they were happily married in Flint on June 22, 1991. He was a member of the Free Methodist Church in Lakeview, and President of the Genesee County Archaeological Society, and was a lifetime member of the Lakeview VFW Post # 3701. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, reading, camping, nature, and collecting rocks. He loved to share his hobbies with his family.

Victor was preceded in death by his parents Victor and Ethel Youmans; one brother, Jim (Leona) Youmans; and one step-daughter, Teresa Dawn Barnes.

Victor will be missed by his wife Bonnie Youmans of Lakeview; six children, Jewell Mae Williams of CA, Vic E. (Heidi) Youmans of Byron, Tina Hansen of Flint, Janine (Jim) Stoddard of Fenton, Delbert Youmans (Colleen Farero) of Flint, Michelle (Matt) Bedtelyon of Lupton; two step-sons, Ron J (Annette) Bellamy of Vestaburg, and Jim (Shelly) Bellamy of St. Louis, MI; two brothers, Gordon (Linda) Youmans of Magnolia, NC, and Raymond (Terry) Youmans of Grand Junction, CO; grandchildren, Amber, Kendra, Brandon, Kristie, John, Jerry Michael, Sydney, Savanna, Trisha, Allison, Carson, D.J., Matthew, Jasmine, Whitney, Justin, Luke, Melissa, Amanda, Ben, Rhys, Jaart, Jon, Janna, and Jaimey; eight great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

A celebration of Victor’s life will be held at the Lakeview Free Methodist Church on Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 11:00 AM. A luncheon will be held at the church following the committal in Lakeview Cemetery. Family will be receiving friends on Friday, March 13, 2015 from 6:00 – 8:00 P.M. at the Brigham Funeral Chapel in Lakeview. Memorial Contributions may be made payable to the family of Wayne. 

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  • Fred Bies (Wednesday, March 11 15 12:10 pm EDT)

    Farewell to a fellow veteran and friend.

  • Dixie Pope (Sunday, March 15 15 08:11 am EDT)

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family, I enjoyed working with Wayne at Lakeview and will remember our many discussions and his happy go lucky attitude. May you be blessed with your many happy

  • Jim & Dale Vargason (Sunday, March 15 15 06:39 pm EDT)

    Wayne.God Bless you for being part of our loving family. you was a true caring and loving man and you will be missed by all of us. may you rest in peace and be with our lord and your loved ones
    once.again. the memories you leave us all with will be the ones that will help get us thur this sad times we are now facing.

  • Terri Lund (Sunday, March 15 15 08:53 pm EDT)

    Bonnie, I am so sorry for your loss, peace and love be with you and your family. God Bless

  • Dean & Jo Anne Larsen (Wednesday, March 18 15 10:38 am EDT)

    Thoughts and prayers sent your way

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