Wayne “Toots” West, 76, of Osceola died March 3, 2014, at Clarke County Hospital.
Services were 10 a.m. Saturday, March 8, at Kale Funeral Home, 301 S. Main St. The Rev. Chuck DeVos officiated. Interment was in Van Wert Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.kalefuneralhome.com.
Wayne “Toots” Gerold West, son of Eula Genevieve (Hall) and Gerold Leslie West, was born April 1, 1937, in Wayne County.
Wayne grew up in the Van Wert area. He graduated from Van Wert High School in 1954.
Wayne entered the U.S. Army on June 15, 1960.
On Aug. 27, 1960, Wayne married Ida Baker West in Des Moines.
Wayne was a farmer, starting out with his father and then with his father-in-law and son Mick.
Wayne is survived by his wife Ida West of Osceola, daughter Lorie (Scott) Kent of Osceola, son Mickey West of Weldon; grandchildren, Austin, Dannelle and Julie West, Augustus Sherry and Timber Kent; mother-in-law Marjorie Baker; as well as other relatives and many friends.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Sam, Wendell and Marion West; father-in-law Dennis Baker; nephew Bradley West; and many cousins, aunts and uncles.