Traverse City Record-Eagle

December 20, 2012

Wayne Edwin Oja


TRAVERSE CITY — Wayne Edwin Oja, 61, passed away Dec. 16, 2012, at Munson Hospice House, following a brief illness. Wayne was born Dec. 12, 1951, to Edwin W. and Rita C. (Pulaski) Oja in Grand Rapids.

Wayne was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.

He spent most of his life on the Gulf of Mexico working the shrimp boats.

He is survived by his father, Edwin; sisters, Patricia A. Rohloff and Mary B. (Gene) Palmatier; niece, Jessica O. Rohloff; nephew, Joshua G. Palmatier; and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Rita.

A memorial service will be planned at a later date.

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Covell Funeral Home of Traverse City.