Obit: Payne, Earl Glen #2 (1930 - 2010)


Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon



Surnames: Payne, Schaele, Brown, Oldham, Struensee, Fischer, Long, Dillon, Ramezyk, Degnitz, Vaughan, Santroch, Humke, Nelson


----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) October 20, 2010


Payne, Earl Glen (24 December 1930 - 13 October 2010) With Flag


Earl G. Payne, 79, of Neillsville died Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2010, at the house of Dove in Marshfield after a short battle with cancer.


Earl Glen Payne was born Dec. 24, 1930, in Clark County to Wesley and Verna (Schaele) Payne.  He grew up attending Neillsville area schools and later served in the Armed Forces from 1948 to 1952 that included service in the Korean War.


Earl was married to Joanne Brown Oct. 17, 1952, and lived in Milwaukee during this marriage.  He was later divorced.  Earl relocated to the Neillsville area and was married to Erdine (Oldham) Struensee June 14, 1985.  Earl’s free time was spent fishing and hunting.  He also was a member of the American Legion Post 73 in Neillsville where he worked many fish fries and spent as many hours playing cards.


He is survived by his wife, Erdine Payne; children, Elaine Fischer, Linda Long, Pamela (Darren) Dillon, Cindy Ramezyk, Wesley Payne, Kevin (Lori) Payne and Kristine Payne; step-children; Donna (Darell) Degnitz, Mike (Sharon) Struensee, Nancy (Wayne) Vaughan, Julie (Wayne) Santroch, Mark (Nancy) Struensee, and Tim Struensee; 19 grandchildren; 44 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; 26 step-grandchildren; 13 step-great-grandchildren; brother, Toby (Lyn) Payne; sister, Eunice Humke; nieces, and nephews.


He is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Norma Nelson; and brother, Myron Payne.


A graveside service was held at the Neillsville City Cemetery, Monday, Oct. 18, at 11 A.M.  A Celebration of Life followed at the American Legion Post 73 in Neillsville.


Online condolences may be offered at


Cremation Society of Wisconsin, Altoona, assisted with the arrangements.



© Every submission is protected by the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.


Show your appreciation of this freely provided information by not copying it to any other site without our permission.


Become a Clark County History Buff


Report Broken Links

A site created and maintained by the Clark County History Buffs
and supported by your generous donations.


Webmasters: Leon Konieczny, Tanya Paschke,

Janet & Stan Schwarze, James W. Sternitzky,

Crystal Wendt & Al Wessel