Wayne L. Bischoff

Prescott, Michigan
December 15, 1938 - October 7, 2019


Monday, October 14, 2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM & 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service Location

Zion Lutheran Church


Tuesday, October 15, 2019
11:00 AM (instate at 10:00 AM )

Obituary Notice

Wayne L. Bischoff, age 81, of Prescott, MI passed away unexpectedly on Monday, October 7, 2019. He was born in Tawas City, MI on December 15, 1938 to the late Waldemor and Emma (Cholger) Bischoff, Sr. Wayne graduated from Tawas Area High School in 1957. He served as a Military Police Officer in the U.S. Army from 1957-1959 and was in the U.S. Army Reserve until 1963. Wayne worked for 58 years at Chamabi Ranch, Mackinac Land & Cattle Company and Whittemore Farms. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church. Farming was not only Wayne’s work but also his passion. He enjoyed working the land, tending to the cattle, journaling related data and analyzing it. Wayne was a man of character and was always there to help family and friends with projects big and small. He had considerable ingenuity and could build anything and repair everything. Wayne also liked bowling, snowmobiling, watching sports, cruising in his classic car and discussing current events. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and his visits with Ed and Betty Freel and Cap Pinkerton. Wayne always had a smile and some stories to tell – a sure bet that a laugh would be shared. He is survived by his brother Howard (Karen) Bischoff; sister Donna Nelkie; and sister-in-laws Nancy Bischoff and Florence Bischoff all of Tawas City, MI; and many beloved nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Wayne was preceded in death by siblings Earl, Waldemor Jr., Alvin, Arlene, Frank, Don and Raymond. Visitation will take place at the Buresh Funeral Home in Tawas City, MI on Monday, October 14 from 2:00-4:00 p.m. and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, October 15 at 11:00 a.m. (instate at 10:00 a.m.) at Zion Lutheran Church in Tawas City, MI with interment following at the Zion Lutheran Cemetery in Tawas City, MI. Memorials can be directed to the Zion Lutheran Church Building Maintenance Fund, 720 2nd Street, Tawas City, MI 48763. Condolences may be offered at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com


Zion Lutheran Church Building Maintenance Fund
720 2nd Street
Tawas City, MI 48763


Zion Lutheran Cemetery


Wayne was a one of a kind person, he was as hard a worker as I have ever met and as honorable a man as I have ever known. I was fortunate enought to have known Wayne all my life, since I was a little boy and have fond memories of many good times together. It was not a 4th of July parade without seeing Wayne chauffeuring a pretty girl in his convertible. He was a great and rare man who we all could learn from, there are very few Wayne Bischoff's in this world and he will not soon be forgotten.
— Charles Pinkerton
Uncle Wayne, you will truly be missed. Hope you’re having a great reunion with your siblings in heaven.
— Debbie Whaley
So very sorry to hear of his passing. Prayers to his family
— Lee and Sally Krueger
So sorry for your loss. I did not know him. I work with his nephew Matt and I know I would have liked to know him and be his friend.
— Foster E. Findlay
So sad to hear of his passing. One of my very favorite customers! His presence will be greatly missed! Prayers to you all!
— Julie Ulman
RIP, Uncle Wayne. He always had a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face. He never missed my kid’s birthday celebrations. They have fond memories of those gatherings. My condolences to the entire Bischoff family.
— Deanne Thompson
The Class of TAHS 1957 will always remember you. Wayne was our Class President in our Senior year.
Rest in Peace, Wayne. Our prayers are with the family and friends.
— Peg White Beadle
Yes, Wayne worked very hard for the farms he loved. He kept up with the young employees for a long time. He pushed himself to keep going even when he was tired. Honest, oh for sure. He lost a hammer one day while repairing a piece of equipment. He could not find it in the soil, so he bought a new one and said he was sorry for losing a tool. Other events proved the same honesty.
I doubt there is a need to snowplow in Heaven, but he would be first in line to volunteer.
Love you, Wayne Bob and Loni Rosenow
— Lawana Rosenow

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