Wayne Colhour

Wayne Ivan Colhour
July 8, 1944 – April 28, 2022

Third generation blacksmith and lifelong resident of Dekalb County, Wayne Colhour passed April 28, 2022, after a long fight with MDS.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Judy, daughters, Tonya and Denise, brother, Carl Colhour, and parents, Ralph & Vernelle Colhour. 

He is survived by his son, Daniel (Heather) Colhour of Maysville and his grandchildren, Jesse (Shen) Colhour of Minot ND, Catharine Whiteman, Emily Whiteman and Emilee Colhour. 

After graduating from Stewartsville High School in 1962, Wayne married Judy and started a family.  He went to work at Grey’s Manufacturing where he was lead welder for 11 years.  While working there, he also taught welding at Hillyard’s for 6 years.  In May 1976, Wayne left Grey’s and opened “Colhour Welding” in Maysville; retiring in 2018.  In 1994, Wayne took over weather reporting for the National Weather Service as “the Amity Observer” (a task his grandfather, O.M. Colhour, performed from 1935-1974) and gave his last weather report April 27, 2022.  Wayne was proud to have been a Commissioner for Dekalb County for 12 years; 2000-2012. 

Wayne enjoyed life to the fullest!  He and Judy enjoyed driving trips throughout the U.S. and cruises later in life. Additional favorite pastimes included hunting with his friends, primitive black powder/muzzle loading (member of the Grand River Muzzle Loaders) and swapping stories over coffee at the shop.  Wayne was known to be a fan of all kinds of pie (except mincemeat) and vanilla ice cream. 

Graveside services will be at the Stewartsville Cemetery on Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 2:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations in Wayne’s memory to the Stewartsville Cemetery Fund, The Noyes Home for Children or the Denise K. Colhour Scholarship Fund. 
Online condolences: www.turnerfamilyfuneral.com