Wayne H. Kauble

May 25, 1926 ‒ February 17, 2019

Delaware, Ohio

Wayne H. Kauble 92, of Delaware passed away Sunday, February 17, 2019 at his residence, surrounded by his loving family.

He was born in Kenton, Ohio the son of the late Harry & Alma (Dettwiler) Kauble. He graduated from Wharton High School in 1944.  Wayne proudly served his country in the United States Army from 1944-1946 during World War II. After returning home Wayne graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelor of Civil Engineering degree in 1951.

He worked his entire career with the Ohio Department of Transportation retiring as the Assistant Director of Highways & Chief Engineer in 1990.

He was a life long member of the Asbury United Methodist Church in Delaware.

Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, and first wife Janice (Clinger) Kauble.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife of 22 years Juddean C. (Ferguson) Kauble; daughters Jill (Michael) Hernandez, Amanda Bonnette, and Susan (Jeffrey) McKnight; step-daughters Kenda (Kevin) Dean, and Kathleen (Brady) Mittelman; seven grandchildren  Olivia, Sara, Justin, Shane, Alyssa, Katelyn, Kevin; step-grandchildren Brendan, Shannon, Kaitlyn, and Kyle; two great- grandchildren Oliver and Henry; Brother Allan Kauble; 3 nephews.

Wayne enjoyed being outdoors, whether it was fly fishing, gardening, or traveling across the county in his RV.  He was also a skilled woodworker leaving behind keepsakes to treasure.  His family will remember him as a gentle, compassionate, and sometimes meticulous person with a sense of humor.

It was Wayne’s wish to bequeath his body to The Ohio State University College of Medicine for the training of future physicians.

Pastor Philip Wilden will officiate a Celebration of Wayne’s Life on March 2nd, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Asbury United Methodist Church, 55 West Lincoln Ave., Delaware, Ohio 43015. Private family burial will take place in Wharton Cemetery, in Wharton, Ohio.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed towards Asbury United Methodist Church, 55 West Lincoln Ave, Delaware, Ohio 43015

To share a fond memory or to leave messages of condolence please visit www.snyderfuneralhome.com .

The Snyder- Rodman Funeral Center in Delaware is proud to serve this veteran and his family.



  • My condolences to the family. Please be comforted by the Bible’s promise of the resurrection. Acts 24:15, John 5:28,29.

  • We were so sorry to hear this. We send our sympathy to the family. Wayne will definitely be missed. We also send our prayers and thoughts since we can not be there in person. Hugs from George and Lynn.

  • My condolences to Juddean and Jill, Mandy, Susan and the entire family. Wayne was one of the best gentlemen I have ever met. His humor and his meticulous ways were special. I will always fondly remember him as the great man he was. Your family was very special to Nanc and I, my deepest sympathy to everyone.

  • Dear Jill, Mandy, and Susan,
    I am so sorry. We had such great memories growing up- I think I spent half of my childhood at your house, having cherry tomato fights in the garden, laughing at your dad’s silly jokes. You are so lucky to have had him with you for so many years.
    Susie Robinson Koukis

  • I am proud to say that I also was a part of the Kauble heritage. Wayne was very special to all of us. Very often when he would attend a family reunion he would bring a watermelon and a sharp knife and would cut that watermelon for us. What a treat. He will be missed.

  • My name is Dan Epley. My parents, Richard Epley and Marilyn Fehnel Epley attended Wharton H.S. with Mr. Kauble. I remember that they spoke of fond memories. We offer our sincere condolences.

  • Hello, God bless you. I remember Harry and Alma that I knew when I was little, and I always knew Wayne as Harry’s boy. We are praying for you and your family.

  • My sympathy to all Wayne’s family and friends. My Dad was a first cousin to Wayne’s first wife Janice. My sister’s middle name is Janice after her.
    I know you all will cherish your memories of Wayne. May God be with all of you.