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Wayne Morris Yax

February 25, 1940 - October 17, 2020

U.S. Veteran


A private family service will be held. A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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Wayne Morris Yax age 80 of Harsens Island, MI. died October 17, 2020.  He was born February 25, 1940 on Harsens Island, to the late George and Pearl (LaParl) Yax.  He married Catherine L. Kenny on May 4, 1963 in East Detroit, MI.

Wayne was a U.S. Army Veteran having served in the Vietnam War.  He was a Clay Twp. Special Police officer in the 1970’s and was a former Chief of the Harsens Island Fire Department for many years in the 1980’s.  Wayne owned and operated Wayne M. Yax Contracting on Harsens Island.

Mr. Yax is survived by his wife Catherine, children Lisa (Ron) Sayers, Lani (Tom Volkman) Yax, Leah (Tom Wall) Yax, and Lori (David) Cross, grandchildren Ryan Sayers, Ian (Cait) Sayers, Samantha Sayers, Eric Heim, Austin Heim, Noah Heim, Julia Heim, Evan Cross, Emily Cross, Retta Wall, great grandchildren Camden Sayers, Carter Sayers, and Lexi Sayers.

A private family service will be held.  A celebration of life will be held at a later date.  Arrangements by the Gilbert Funeral Home, Algonac, MI.  Memorial donations may be made to the St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas PL.  Memphis, TN. 38105.