Wayne M. Pedersen, Waupaca, WI (formerly of Chicago, IL), age 80 – died on Wednesday, November 16, 2011 at Appleton Medical Center in Appleton, WI. He was born on January 27, 1931 in Chicago, IL, the son of Martin and Edith (Snyder) Pedersen. He married June C. Johnson in 1952. She preceded him in death on September 16, 1979. He married Elaine Pagel on December 26, 1981 in Chicago, IL. Wayne is survived by his wife, Elaine; son, Douglas (Mary) Pedersen of Round Lake, IL; grandchildren, Shannon Pedersen and Aaron Pedersen; step children: Teresa Amundson of Waupaca, WI; Michael Webb of Nebraska; Brenda (Bruce) Eastman of Tustin, WI; and Elizabeth (Jamie) Littrel of Nebraska; 16 step grandchildren, 10 step great grandchildren, and a sister, Joan Munsen of Chicago, IL. He was preceded in death by his first wife, June, his parents, and a brother-in-law, Paul Munsen. Wayne had been employed as an independent brick layer for many years. He owned and operated three Laundromats in the Chicago area for about 15 years, and then worked for the U.S. Postal Service until his retirement. He enjoyed fishing, going to garage sales and flea markets, and spending his winters in Texas. He especially enjoyed the time he could spend with his family. A Celebration of His Life will be held at a future date. Interment will be in the Mount Olive Cemetery in Chicago, IL. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca, WI assisted the family with arrangements.