Wayne T Comstock

Died: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019


Visitation

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Fri., Nov. 01, 2019
Location: Centenary United Methodist Church


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Fri., Nov. 01, 2019
Location: Centenary United Methodist Church


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Wayne Thomas Comstock, age 85, a lifetime resident of Mankato-North Mankato, passed away Friday, October 25, 2019 at Water’s Edge in Mankato, following a long battle with Lewy Body Dementia.
Funeral services will be 11:00 am Friday, November 1st at Centenary United Methodist Church in Mankato.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment with military honors will be at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.  Woodland Hills Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.
Wayne was born on Sept 18, 1934 in Mankato to Walter and Vera (McCarron) Comstock.  He graduated from Mankato High School in 1952 and married his high school sweetheart, LaVon Earlene Jackson, on October 23, 1954.
Wayne enlisted in the US Navy Sept. 1953; where he was a Quartermaster/Navigator on the USS New Jersey through Oct. 1957.  After returning from Military service, Wayne became self-employed, taking over the family business, Comstock Standard Service on So. Front St., following his father’s death in 1962 and continuing business ownership, Comstock Service Center on Madison Ave. from 1969 until retirement in 1997.
Throughout his life, Wayne was very involved in his civic, professional and church communities.  In his younger adult years, he was a member of Mankato Kiwanis, Jaycees, and Ducks Unlimited.  He helped to found the Minnesota Service Station Association 1966 – 1976 (Board of Directors, Treasure, President) and was elected to the North Mankato City Council (two terms) 1974 – 1982.  After retirement, Wayne helped to organize several reunions for his high school class and was on the Board of Trustees for Centenary United Methodist Church.
Wayne had many talents and hobbies throughout his life; automobiles, fishing/boating, hunting/firearms, photography, computers, and politics – having penned many “letters to the editor”.    In their retirement, Wayne and LaVon traveled in the winters to Florida and Arizona where he often held seminars and workshops on computer basics and photography.
Survived by his son, Bryan (Julie) Comstock of Eden Prairie, MN, daughter, Denise (Rob) Kurkowski of New Hope, MN, grandchildren, Elizabeth (Luke) Johnson, Andrew (Brianna) Kurkowski, great grandson, Skip Johnson, brother, Roland (Jane) Comstock of Ft. Myers, FL, sister-in-law, Margaret Comstock of Bloomington, MN, also several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, LaVon, sister, Mary Comstock Hoeve, brother-in-law, Ed Hoeve, brother-in-law, Jeryl Jackson, and parents Vera and Walter Comstock.
Wayne was a resident at Water’s Edge Memory Care in Mankato for the past two years. The family wishes to extend many thanks for the wonderful, loving care and support Wayne received from the staff at Water’s Edge and the Mayo Hospice team.
As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to Lewy Body Dementia Association, American Heart Association, Centenary United Methodist Church or the charity of your choice.

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