Born: Wed., Dec. 21, 1960
Died: Wed., Dec. 26, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Jan. 02, 2019
9:00 AM to 11:00 AM, Thu., Jan. 03, 2019
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Thu., Jan. 03, 2019
Location: First Baptist Church

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Funeral services for Wayne Allen Spilinek, 58, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, January 3, 2019 the First Baptist Church in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Zack Andrews officiating.  
Wayne Spilinek passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, December 26, 2018 near Douglas, Wyoming.
Wayne was born Wednesday, December 21, 1960 in Saint Paul, Nebraska the son of Gerald Marion and Roberta Lucia (Schmidt) Spilinek.  Wayne grew up in McCook, Nebraska with his four siblings. After graduating from McCook High School, Wayne worked for Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad for many years, which eventually brought him to Wyoming. Most recently, Wayne was employed by Nalco Champion, Ecolab.
Wayne met Mia Goodin in Douglas and they were married on August 13, 1988. Wayne and Mia have three children: Sterling, Stone, and Saylor. Wayne’s greatest accomplishments and hobbies were encouraging and supporting his children. Wayne was his kid’s number one fan, anyone who was at a school or sporting event with him would see that. He could often be seen (and heard) riding his Harley Davidson around town. Wayne was notorious for turning a quick grocery trip into an hour-long venture, chatting with almost everyone he bumped into.
He is survived by his wife of 30 years, Mia Spilinek, of Douglas; sons, Sterling Spilinek of Douglas and Stone Spilinek of Glendale, Arizona; daughter, Saylor Spilinek of Douglas; mother, Roberta Spilinek of McCook; brothers, Gerald (Cindy) Spilinek Jr. of Wichita, Kansas, Tony (Beverly) Spilinek of McCook, and Thomas Spilinek of Wichita; and numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends.
Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Spilinek, and sister, Karen Spilinek.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to be sent to the Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, Wyoming 82633.  Donations will be used in support of Douglas Junior Babe and Legion Baseball programs.    
Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and Thursday from 9:00 A.M. to 11:00 A.M.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com

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Rick and Sue Noden
   Posted Sun December 30, 2018
Our thoughts and prayers are with Wayne and all the family, even though we’re miles away.
Had the good Fortune to be able to talk to Wayne a couple years ago and he’s just as described in his obituary, just like we talked every day.
He will be missed by all those he knew!

Rick and Sue

George and Rosemary Dack
   Posted Sun December 30, 2018
We are so sorry to hear about Wayne. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Lacee Alexander
   Posted Sun December 30, 2018
My thoughts and prayers are with Wayne's family. I will miss his friendly wave throughout the roads in the oil patch.

Lacee Alexander
Devon Energy

Kelly Ziemann
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
So sorry to hear the loss of Wayne. I can’t remember the last time I saw or spoke with him but my memories are full of his fighting spirit and his passion to succeed. I remember those high school years during wrestling season and the weight the kid would cut so he could dominate his opponents.

My thoughts and prayers go out to his brothers and families. The Spilinek name in McCook, NE back in the days was legendary and still is in my book!

Jim Carlson
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
It was truly a shock to hear of Wayne's passing. I will miss my friend. I've been remembering a lot of fun stuff we did years ago. Gorilla basketball games with his brothers behind the spud house. Many years of living in motels and eating at restaurants, life on the road away from our families made bearable by a lot of laughs. Our thoughts and prayers to the Family.Mary and Jim Carlson

Peggy (Hampton) Pinkerton
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
My condolences to Wayne's family. May peace soften your sadness, love comfort your heart and time heal your sorrow. With love and heartfelt compassion for your loss. I am keeping your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Karin Magers
   Posted Mon December 31, 2018
Mia and Family,
I want to express my deepest sympathy for the loss of Wayne. I wish you love and comfort embracing you during this difficult time. Your family is in my thoughts and prayers.

   Posted Tue January 01, 2019
My deepest condolences to all of my family Tony. My family's truest and deepest condolences to you and your family so sorry

Debbie Lauer
   Posted Tue January 01, 2019
Was shocked to hear of Wayne's parsing. Was so glad to have seen him this past summer with Tony. We're keeping all of Wayne's family in our prayers. To all of those who knew Wayne , what a heck of a guy. Love and prayers to all of you. Deb and Ron Lauer

Rose Weskamp
   Posted Wed January 02, 2019
May your happy memories outweigh your grief. We are saddened but know how amazing and strong your families are and are grateful you have each other for strength and comfort. Picturing Gerald and Karen welcoming Wayne into Heaven and celebrating with A and W Root Beer. He will be missed but his legacy will live on in his children. Praying for all of you. God Bless~

Royce Clapp
   Posted Wed January 02, 2019
My thoughts and Prayers are with the Spilinek Family at this time, my thoughts of Wayne, growing up with him in McCook ,Hanging out ,perfecting our BBQ Steaks on the grill ,and Playing pool at my folks House half the night come to mind. Wayne my friend, Rest in peace till we see each other again, Your friend, Royce

Donna Craig
   Posted Wed January 02, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss! My sincere sympathy! Donna Craig

Brian Brooks
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Mia & family,

So sorry to hear of Wayne's passing! What an incredibly welcoming and generous man. I always enjoyed seeing him in town or at a sporting event because he always had a smile and was genuinely concerned with those around him. It didn't matter if you had saw him last week or a year ago, he would always go out of his way to greet you. You'll be missed, Wayne! We'll be praying for you all.

Brian & Jennifer Brooks

Leah Roberts
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Please accept my heartfelt condolences for your family's loss. I will miss crossing Wayne's path, whether it was at a sporting event or an aisle at the grocery store, he always had a smile on his face and time to visit.

May your memories give you peace and comfort. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

Leah Roberts

Cindy Stewart
   Posted Thu January 03, 2019
Brad will miss seeing him on his route. He was a wonderful father and person.

Mick Lodge
   Posted Sat January 12, 2019
I worked with Wayne many years ago on the railroad. Even though I had not been in contact with Wayne he was a great guy. I enjoyed every minute working with Wayne. My condolences to the Spilinek family.

Steve Croutcher
   Posted Sun January 20, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to the family. Even though the short time I spent around Wayne was more than 30 yrs ago, I always remembered him fondly as someone who was quick to laugh, and an all around great and generous person.

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