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Father of Sister Nancy Ferguson ’64 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on September 28, 2015


Wayne Leo Ferguson, age 95, died Sunday, September 20, 2015, at Rosary Care Center in Sylvania, Ohio. Wayne was born in Niagara Falls, New York on November 29, 1919, to Ethel and Louis Ferguson.

Wayne enlisted in the Army a week before Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941, and was a medic in the 30th Infantry Division. After returning home in June, 1945, he worked as a printer at Rad-Mar Press and Printers Three in Toledo, Ohio. He was a member of St. James Parish and Holy Name Society and a member of the VFW and the Catholic War Vets.

Wayne is survived by his children, sons, James (Kathy), John (JoAnne), Richard (Janet) Ferguson; daughters, Sister Nancy Ferguson, OSF, Barbara (Jeffery) Cygan, Karen Ferguson; 13 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren.

Wayne was preceded in death by his wife, Eileen; son, Wayne; daughter, Patricia Armer; grandson, Anthony Ferguson; parents, Ethel and Louis Ferguson; stepmother, Grace Ferguson; brothers, John, Fred, Francis and Robert.

A funeral mass will be celebrated on Monday, September 28, 2015, 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady Queen of Peace Chapel at the Motherhouse of the sisters of St. Francis in Sylvania, with an hour of visitation beforehand. Interment will be in Resurrection Cemetery. The Coyle Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Memorial contributions may take the form of a donation to Rosary Care Center, 6832 Convent Blvd., Sylvania, Ohio 43560. Please leave a condolence message for the family at:

Funeral Home

Coyle Funeral Home
1770 S Reynolds Rd Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 865-1295

Published in Toledo Blade on Sept. 25, 2015

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