Wayne I. Kaltenbach, 83, of Rockford, IL, died peacefully September, 29, 2018, in Rockford. He was born to Ira and Dorothy (Eickstead) Kaltenbach, in Belvidere, IL on April 19, 1935. Wayne married his sweetheart, Suzann Fulton, November 5, 1955 at Willowcreek Presbyterian Church in Rockford. They were married for 62 years!
Wayne graduated from Belvidere High School in 1953. In his younger years he was a farmer, farming on Newburg, Perryville, and Linden Roads. As the subdivisions moved in, he went into the construction industry, driving a semi with a crane. He was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church for many years becoming a member of their Sanctuary Staff and garden club and was in care of the Bell Tower plantings. Wayne belonged to the Stateline Toy Collectors and loved spending his winters in Florida.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Suzann; his sons Kevin (Sherill Gnesda), Michael (Brenda) and Kenneth (Sue); grandchildren, Michelle and Scott Kaltenbach, and Kathryn (Jonathan) Williams and Kristina Kaltenbach; great- grandchildren, Liliana, Maiya and Nikayla; sister, Darlene Peters; brother-in-law, Tom (Jan) Fulton; and sister-in-law Virginia Davidsaver. He is preceded in death by his parents.
A funeral service will be at 11 a.m., Friday, October 5, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 1045 Belvidere Road, Belvidere, IL 61008 with Pastor Keith Richard officiating. Visitation will be at 9:30 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will take place at Highland Garden of Memories in Belvidere. Memorials to the church in his honor. To light a candle or share condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com