Wayne Oscar Zechiel
October 19, 1942 – December 15, 2019

Wayne Oscar Zechiel, 77, of Canton, MI, formerly of Monterey, passed away on December 15, 2019 in Canton.
Wayne was born to Zina George and Mary Jane (Vogel) Zechiel on October 19, 1942 in Monterey.  He grew up on a farm and enjoyed learning
about agriculture.  He was married to Nella Fay Nicewander on May 10, 1975.  She survives.
A big interest in aviation led Wayne to work as a mechanic at the Plymouth Airport.  He later worked at Bendix Corp. in
the Detroit area.  After
moving to Michigan, Wayne was an aircraft inspector for Pentastar in Pontiac, MI.
In addition to his wife, Fay, Wayne is survived by sons: Scott (Mary Jo) Zechiel of Ypsilanti, MI and Steve Zechiel and family of Canton, MI;
granddaughter Emily Zechiel of Ypsilanti, MI, several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents and sister June.
A time of gathering with the family will be held at the Odom Funeral Home, Culver, on Thursday, December 19, 2019 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm EST.  
Rev Jim Walker will officiate services on Friday, December 20, 2019 at the Emmanuel United Methodist Church, Culver, at 1
:00 pm EST with
one hour of visitation before the service.
Memorials may be given to Emmanuel UMC or the Belleville UMC, 417 Charles St.  Belleville, MI  48111.