Dokken-Nelson Funeral Service


Wayne Edsall

March 22, 1929 ~ February 08, 2019
March 06, 2019
Sharon, Susan, Steve, I worked as a labor for your dad each summer from 1970 to 1980. This opportunity allowed my to have the education and career that I've had. I will be forever indebted to Wayne for this opportunity. And I know several other guys who worked similar summers would feel the same way. I reconnected with Wayne the Christmas just before your mom passed away. We had a great talk and agreed to stay in touch. And we did. I sent him email messages and he returned advice on my construction project. I called several times and stopped by the house for a visit when I was in the valley. I very much enjoyed our talks. It was clear that he was very proud and very much loved his children. I will miss him. My thoughts are with you and your families during this tough time.
— Brent Spomer (Fort Collins, CO)

February 27, 2019
Steve, Sue, and Sharon: We are so sorry to hear about your Dad's passing--may he rest in peace and may the loss you are feeling right now give way to the best of memories of only the "good things". With deepest sympathy. The Bunday Family: Patty, Terri, Schelly, Mike, and Scott and their families
— Bunday Family (Bozeman, MT)

February 18, 2019
My condolences to the family. May the promise found at John 11:25 give you some comfort for your great loss.
— Jon Genier (Gray, MT)

February 17, 2019
Harold Hamm, my late husband, was a close friend of Wayne. They had numerous long conversations re airplanes. Wayne even gave me a ride in his 1932 biplane. The aviation community will greatly miss him.
— Zola Hamm (Show Low,, AZ)

February 17, 2019
My sincere sympathies to Wayne ‘s family. I only knew Wayne through the Montana Pilots Assoc functions. It was my sincere pleasure to know him. He will be missed by all of his pilot friends, whose lives were enriched by knowing him.
— Mary Morris (Hampshire , IL)

February 17, 2019
My husband and I share pleasant memories of Wayne from growing up in Bozeman. Gene's dad, Harold Heiser, flew small planes and also rebuilt many planes so knew Wayne well. My dad, Jack Rosenthal, was also a Cessna owner, and friend of Wayne's. Our daughter, Alisa, also had the pleasure of meeting Wayne when she moved to Bozeman a few years ago. She loved the stories he shared with her. Our warmest wishes go out to all the family. Linda Rosenthal Heiser and Gene Heiser.
— Linda Heiser (Olympia, WA)

February 16, 2019
Sharon, Susan, and Steve, Just heard about Wayne. I will always have a special place in my heart for both your parents and still have "The big brown bear..." Thoughts and prayers.
— Joan S (Belgrade, MT)

February 14, 2019
Wayne was a most Honorable Man. Honest, hard-working, true to his word. He dearly loved his family, his country, and his time in the air! Rest in Peace my Friend.
— Jim Kack (Bozeman, MT)

February 14, 2019
May I extend my suncere condolence to Wayne’s family as well as others here. I had the pleasure to work with Wayne a number of times and found him to be a man of few words but his word was his bond. There are far too few like him-the definition of “true grit”. R.I.P.
— Mike Popiel (Saint George, UT)

February 14, 2019
What a great guy, now soaring the blue skies and tailwinds in his favorite airplane forever. May he rest in peace.
— Cindy Younkin (Bozeman, MT)

February 10, 2019
Most honest man I ever new and the best boss a man could ever have. I am sure if I get Heaven he will be there.
— Perry Metcalf (Green Valley, AZ)

February 09, 2019
My name is Angela Shields Pierce. I am Skip and Sharon Shields oldest daughter. My deepest and sincerest sympathies at Wayne’s passing. He was a wonderful man whom my parents esteemed highly, as did we. We pray peace and comfort for your families at this difficult time. This man was a true overcomer!
— Angela Pierce (Belgrade, MT)