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E. Wayne Pond

E. Wayne Pond

Wayne Pond, age 82, of Liberty passed away on Tuesday, January 4, 2022, of complications resulting from the Covid virus.

He was born September 19, 1939, to Elmo and Gertrude (Kline) Pond, in Blessing Hospital. He graduated from Liberty High School, where he excelled at baseball, tennis and basketball. Wayne was a faithful husband and father. He married his high school sweetheart, Carolyn Dittmer, on October 3, 1958. They raised their three children in Liberty. He was born into the family grocery business, which he took over and expanded to include Bi-Right Ice Business, from which he retired in 2005.

Wayne enjoyed traveling, visiting with friends and family, and tolerated yardwork during his retirement years. During his leisure time, he was an avid bicycle rider, he loved following the Chicago Cubs, and watching tennis, college basketball, and Liberty High School athletics. He treasured his lifelong friendships, meeting up with his breakfast buddies and dinner dates with friends. Wayne was a devoted caretaker for numerous pet companions whom he loved during his lifetime. Wayne was an active member of Zion Lutheran Church in Liberty, where he often served on the board throughout the years. He also served on the Liberty Town Board and the Camp Point Water District Board. Wayne and his wife also volunteered for the Liberty Food Pantry.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 63 years, Carolyn. He was the father of three children, Alan Pond of Cape Cod, MA; Cary (Libby) Pond of Cisne, IL; and Stephanie (Dennis) Klingele of CO. There are five grandchildren: Andrew (Anastasia) Pond of RI; Maggie Pond of FL; Ben (Britney) Pond of CO; Kate (George) Paine of Baltimore, MD; Ann (Zach) Matthews of Flora, IL; and three great grandchildren, Halle and Aubrey Pond, Theo Matthews. A brother and sister-in-law, Edward and Judy Dittmer, and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives also survive.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his sister and brother-in-law Nancy and John Nicholson.

Funeral services will be on Monday, January 17, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. in Zion Lutheran Church, with Pastor Jeff Corson officiating. Interment will be in Quincy Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation is Sunday from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at Duker & Haugh Funeral Home and Monday from 1:30 until the time of services at the church. Those attending services are asked to wear face mask.
Memorials may be made to Zion Lutheran Church in Liberty or the Quincy Humane Society. Messages may be shared online at www.dukerandhaugh.com

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From:
Kurt A Swanson
Coloma, MI
Comments:
Sorry to hear of Wayne's passing. My Mom (Kaye Swanson) and I had a nice visit with Wayne and Caroline a few years ago when I was able to take Her to visit many relatives in the area. Wayne will be missed.
From:
Rick and judy
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry and sending prayers and thoughts to your family
From:
MARTHA DOOLEY
LEES SUMMIT, MO
Comments:
We bought Wayne’s beautiful’75 Pontiac Grand Ville convertible years ago and that is when I met him. He took great care of that car and what a beauty it was…….RIP Wayne
From:
Dennis Sera
Plymouth, MA
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and sympathy to his entire family
From:
Carla (Nasby) O'Neil
Liberty, IL
Comments:
So saddened to hear of Wayne's passing...please accept our deepest sympathy...Wayne was such a friendly, caring man who always had a smile handy! He would always stop and chat to see how things were going! He shall be missed by many! Our prayers are with you all...Joel, Carla and Eric Nasby
From:
Ann
Comments:
Wayne had such a caring compassionate nature. May the music of the Angels surround his family.
From:
Marty and Deb
Osage Beach, MO
Comments:
I am thankful to be part of your lives, and I hope you are surrounded by love, support, and comfort during this time of great grief.
From:
Rhonda (Obert) Koch
Comments:
I am so sorry for your loss. Wayne was such a nice man. I remember seeing him many times in years past delivering ice to the stores in Mt Sterling. I always felt close to home when I visited with him and Carey. I remember my mom sharing this story—when dad was ill he was concerned about paying for the groceries we purchased from Pond’s grocery store. Dad asked Wayne if he were ever short on cash if he could charge our groceries. Wayne was so kind and agreed to help any way he could. I don’t know if dad ever had to charge his purchases, but I know mom said it gave them such peace of mind to know they could if needed. Wayne was a good friend to my dad. Rest In Peace Wayne, well done good and faithful servant. My love, prayers and sympathy to all your family.
From:
Gena (Allen) Beaber
Quincy, IL
Comments:
So sorry for your loss. I have wonderful memories of going to grocery store & talking to Wayne. He was always so kind to me. Thinking of you all. Gena
From:
Julia Barry
Liberty, IL
Comments:
Wayne always had a smile for anyone he met. May the memories you have, help you cope in the days ahead.