Wayne A. Addison

Litchfield | Sunday, July 14 2013

Wayne A. Addison, 81, passed away at 11:50 pm, Sunday, July 14, 2013 at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield, IL.


He was born in Dowell, IL on August 15, 1931, the son of the late John R. and Dorothy (Wilson) Addison.

He married Dolores Miller on December 27, 1951. She survives.

Wayne worked for the Collinsville Unit School District 10 from 1968 to 1977 and then became the Director of Special Education for Alton Public School District 11 from 1977 to 1992. He enjoyed music, both playing and listening, along with gardening, fishing, boating and the St. Louis Rams. He was a member of the 1st United Methodist Church in Godfrey, the New Horizon Band and Melody Lane. He also served overseas in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

He is survived by his wife, Dolores of Godfrey; three sons, Darrell (Pat) Addison of Belleville, Rick (Rosalie) Addison of Charleston, IL, and Tim Addison of Godfrey; one daughter, Rhonda (John) Wall of Fairview Heights, eight grandchildren, Sara, Laura, Dan, Josh, Eli Addison, Seana (Ben) Palmer, Jonathan and Jenna Wall; and three sisters, Margaret (Harry) Reynolds of Olive Branch, IL, Cherie (Medford) Henson of Cape Girardeau, MO, Vickie (Dave) Marshall of Mount Zion.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 4 pm to 7 pm on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey.

Funeral services will be at 10 am on Thursday, July 18, 2013 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home with Reverend Dave Marshall officiating.

Burial will follow at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, MO.

Memorials may be directed to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Godfrey is in charge of arrangements.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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