Chandler, IN – Wayne Michael Dages, 70, of Chandler, Indiana, passed away on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at the Heart to Heart Hospice Inpatient Unit in Evansville, Indiana. He was born on August 4, 1951 in Jasper, Indiana to the late Louis and Laura (Kunz) Dages.
Wayne was self-employed as a lacquer master, painting beautiful images onto cabinets, chairs and many other pieces. He enjoyed raising goats, raising and riding horses and tending to his water gardens.
He is survived by his wife, Lotta (Worley) Dages; his children, Dana Ammons (Rick) and Laura Dages; his grandsons, Kyle Sovern and Tristan Ammons; his great-grandson, Luke Sovern and his siblings, Gary Dages (Lori) and Lisa Dages Ripley (Brian).
Wayne is preceded in death by his sister, Shirley Dages.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
Simple Cremation Evansville is entrusted with care.
Barbara Hurt says
We are saddened at Wayne’s passing. He was a great neighbor & friend. We would yell back and forth when I was fishing and he was up at the barn taking care of his beloved goats. Our grandchildren were always welcomed by him and we all enjoyed him tremendously. We will miss our dear Wayne. Love Barb & Doug
Penny Reimann says
Sending hugs and prayers to the family ❤️🙏. Wayne was a loving person and was loved by so many. I personally have great memories from camping trips to trail riding to going to horse auctions and many more adventures. He will be greatly missed. I pray that the Lord comforts Lotta and his family Hugs and prayers 🙏❤️
Jane Hardy-Morrissey says
My Dear Lotta,
Please accept my sincere condolences, as you know I am very sorry for you and your family. Wayne’s ability to touch hearts and extend his love was his true gift. He was never afraid to say” I Love you” or “ just let me know if you need anything “ He was able to connect with others through his deep listening and genuine care and concern. His fun loving sense of humor and spirit will be a void felt by all. I will be forever Grateful for his presence in my life. ❤️🙏
Debbie Hamilton says
Praying for you and your family during this time. He was a dear person.
Jeff & Cheri Karges says
I am so sorry that your wonderful husband has passed. Wayne was such a great man, husband, granddad, great granddad, etc. As well an amazing professional hand decorator and lacquer artist.
If you were around Wayne you knew he was full of passion for You, his kids, and his work. It showed in everything and in every way. He was always kind to his staff and always gave others the benefit of the doubt. He will surely be missed by his family and as well, anyone who knew him. You and your family are in our prayers and thoughts.
Norma Williams says
So sorry, Wayne will be missed he was so special.
Greg & Kellie says
It’s a blessing to find your soul mate early in life, to have so many shared and happy moments together on this earth.
He’s still with you in your heart and in all the hearts of the people who knew and loved him. He will live on in all our memories.
We send our love and strength to help you thru the days ahead.
Kenny & Sue Muncy says
So many precious memories of Wayne and your family, from disco dancing to horse shows, etc to just walk-in visits. There will be an empty spot in all of us now that he has moved on to better days. God bless you.
Prayers, Kenny & Sue
Joan K Rogier says
Oh Lotta, how we and the world will miss this brilliant, loving man. He was one of a kind, and you couldn’t know him but to love him. Sending you all a huge hug and prayers for your strength in the future. How we’ll miss him!! Much love, Joanie Rogier & family.
Brad & Bonnie Windell says
Wayne was a very kind talented person. He loved horses, chickens, goats, cats, and most of all his dog Jake! He will be missed! ❤️
Brenda (Jones) Wagner says
So sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. I was a JHS classmate. He was always so kind and very talented. Please let me know where a donation in his memory may be made by the JHS Class of 1969. Thank you.
JHS CLASS OF 1969 says
TO WAYNE & FAMILY:
OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY IS EXTENDED TO LOTTA AND YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY. WAYNE WAS AN INTELLIGENT, SOFT-SPOKEN GUY AND WILL BE MISSED BY OUR JHS CLASSMATES. MAY HE NOW FIND ETERNAL REST IN HIS HEAVENLY HOME WITH ALL OF THE SAINTS AND ANGELS.
JASPER HIGH SCHOOL CLASS OF 1969
Tammy Engler says
Dear Lotta & family. So sorry for your loss. He always had time to talk and make you feel welcome. Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Lotta, you are in my thoughts and my prayers, Wayne was such a great guy and I only knew him ever since he worked at Karges furniture company, and my dad just love this young man to death, I guess you can say they were up in heaven looking down on us now. ❤️♥️🙏🙏🤠🏇🏻🐎🐴