Wayne A. Scramlin

age 93, of Riverdale, passed away on February 28, 2016 at Arbor Grove Assisted Living in Alma, MI. Wayne was born January 29, 1923, in Seville Twp in his family home, the son of Edwin J. and Bertha Louisa (Britten) Scramlin. Wayne was raised in Riverdale and attended Seville country schools and Riverdale High School graduating Class of 1940. Wayne served his country honorably in the Army as a Tech Sergeant from 1943 to 1946 in the Pacific Theater. He attended Agricultural School in Edmore after serving in the military. On March 21, 1947, Wayne married Betty Virginia Johnston, in Crystal at her mother’s home by Betty’s uncle. Wayne was self employed and farmed his whole life until going to work for Morbark in 1967. Wayne traveled across the world doing service and setup for Morbark until his retirement in 1985. Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing, golfing, bowling, reading, playing cards, and he loved history. He was a member of the Kelsey-Wiley VFW Post 2292 of Edmore and the Faith United Methodist Church in Edmore.

Wayne will be deeply missed by his wife Betty Scramlin of St. Louis, MI; three sons Phillip (Pamela) Scramlin of Clinton Twp, David (Mary) Scramlin of Rockford, and Stewart (Cheryl) Scramlin of Hillman; seven grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren; special niece Linda Harrell; several nieces, nephews, and cousins, friends, and church family.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents Edwin and Bertha Scramlin; one grandson Joshua Scramlin; one sister Leona Harrell; and one brother Beryl Scramlin.

Funeral services for Wayne will be held Thursday, March 3, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior the service starting at 10:00 a.m. at Faith United Methodist Church in Edmore, MI, with Reverend Mike Reigler officiating. The family will be accepting friends for visitation on Wednesday, March 2, 2016 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at Brigham Funeral Chapel in Edmore, MI. There will be a luncheon immediately following the service at the church. Those wishing to contribute in Wayne’s memory are asked to consider the Kelsey-Wiley VFW Post 2292 of Edmore or Faith United Methodist Church. 



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  • Brent Johnston (Monday, February 29 16 03:39 pm EST)

    I have so many found memories of my summer trips to the farm. Uncle Wayne taught me many life lessons. Three that come to mind are how to properly pass the butter at a dinner table, where a bear
    goes, and the real name for cows.

    I think my dads favorite time of year was deer camp, he loved going up there.

    Rest in peace Uncle Wayne.

  • Maravolo Family (Monday, February 29 16 03:50 pm EST)

    So sorry to learn of your father's passing, Dave. Our family's thoughts and prayers will be with you and your entire family.

  • Robert & Mary Lou Fuller (Monday, February 29 16 05:37 pm EST)

    Dave, Mary & Family. We keep you and your family in prayers. May you always remember the special times you were able to spend with your father and grandfather. Bob & Mary Lou Fuller

  • Phillip Fockler (Monday, February 29 16 07:29 pm EST)

    I would like to wish Phil, Dave and Stewart and their families the best. Wayne was a great Dad, Grandfather and a friend to many people in the area. Wayne also served his country well and was very
    proud to be a WWII Veteran.

  • Todd Johnston (Thursday, March 03 16 02:04 am EST)

    I would just like to pay respect to Uncle Wayne by saying how much I loved and appreciated him. If mom and dad hadn't taken me to Boot Lake growing up I would have never moved to the U.P. 26 years
    ago and my life would be completely different. He was a wonderful family man and worked hard throughout his life, qualities I admire greatly. My ultimate respect comes from his heroic sacrifice to
    serve his country in WWII thus providing us all the lives we live today. I will miss his storytelling at deer camp and the way he smiled when he told a joke. My thoughts and prayers go out to Aunt
    Betty and the entire Scramlin family. Love you all.

  • Coach Dave Peters (Friday, March 04 16 10:25 am EST)

    I would like to pay my condolences to you; Phil, and your family on the passing of your father. When someone passes it is a time for remembrances and although I didn't know your father, I did know
    some of the children he raised, and especially a tow headed blonde, who worked extremely hard and who was an example of a person who was raised well by his father to further the next generation.

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