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 Thief River Falls - Wayne Halbasch, 49, died Friday, February 11, 2005 in Thief River Falls, resulting from severe injuries sustained in a vehicle accident on Jan. 5. 
  Funeral services were held at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thief River  Falls on Tuesday, Feb. 15, with Rev. Mark Helgeland and Rev. Jason Asselstine officiating. Casket bearers included Rodney Sletten, Gary Peterson, Terry Dyrdal, Richard Strunk, Jason Hanson, Steve Dostal, Dave Midthun and Jean Bach. Honorary casket bearers included the Fourtown/Grygla Sportsman’s Club. Interment will be held at Greenwood Cemetery in Thief River Falls.
 Wayne Allan Halbasch was born September 10, 1955, the son of William and Joyce (Olson) Halbasch in Thief River Falls. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Redeemer Lutheran Church in Thief River Falls. Wayne attended school at Washington, Franklin and graduated from Lincoln High School in 1974 and also attended Moorhead Technical College. He graduated from the grocery management program and returned to Thief River  Falls working in a variety of grocery stores.
 On June 17, 1978 he was united in marriage to Christi Dahle, to this union three children were born Brian, Ashley and Blake. Wayne had worked the past 13 years at Arctic Cat in Thief River Falls along with part-time work for School District 564.
 He enjoyed his many friendships and outdoor activities, but most of all he enjoyed the time spent with his children. Wayne was active in the Fourtown/Grygla Sportsman’s Club and an avid snowmobiler. He was also a member of the Redeemer Lutheran Church.
 Survivors include children, Brian Halbasch of Honolulu, Hawaii, Ashley Halbasch and Blake Halbasch, both of Thief River Falls; parents William and Joyce Halbasch of Thief River Falls; one brother, Bruce (Trish) Halbasch of Apple Valley and two sisters, Nancy (Jeff) Hendrickson and Jane (Daniel) Aandal of Thief River Falls; as well as several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
 He was preceded in death by his grandparents, and his granddaughter, Destiny Lynn Kilen.
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