Wayne A. “Buck” Bathke, JR, 49 of Thorp, died Tuesday, July
18th at his home peacefully of natural causes. He was born on
January 8, 1968 the son of Wayne and Diane (Scheidler)
Bathke, SR. Buck was raised in the Cadott area and graduated
from Cadott High. Buck truly lived life his way. He had a great
passion for hunting, fishing, filling everyone boots, his family and
If you knew Wayne you knew he had a heart full of kindness.
Buck had a very special personality, fun loving and was full of
BS. He truly was unique. If you knew him you loved him; he
always made you feel that you were special.
He is survived by his children, Heather (Matthew Winters)
Marshall of Lake Wissota, Kayla (Richard Gain) Bathke of Boyd,
Wayne L Bathke of Stanley, Kaitlin Gadke of Boyd, Kevin Nelson
of Cadott and Tyler (Marilyn Schneck) Gauger of Boyd, his
mother, Diane (Lyell) Amdahl of Cadott, grandmother, Anita
Marion, his siblings, Kelly Winger, Jodell (Jim) Gadke, Lea (Bill)
Harel, Jean (Richard) Duval, Lyell Amdahl, James (Nancy)
Amdahl, his grandchildren, Dominick, Hailie, Adrian, Arianna,
Zoey and Colten, and several aunts, uncles, nieces and
nephews; he loved them all and made them feel special.
Buck is preceded in death by his father, Wayne A Bathke, SR,
his grandparents, Robert P Scheidler, Walter Bathke and
Dorothy Hatfield and his brother, Lonny.
A visitation will be from 2 until 5 PM on Saturday, July 22nd at the
Plombon Funeral Home-Stanley. Inurnment will take place at a
later date in Big Drywood Cemetery.