In Memory

Wayne Higgins

Wayne Higgins

Wayne R. Higgins, (78) of Elm Grove, WI, passed away on June 15, 2022. He was predeceased in death by his parents, Donald and Myrtle Higgins. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann (Yankus) of 56 years on June 18th, and daughters, Ann-Maire Bergman (Scott) and Mary Higgins (Maxx). Along with his nine grandchildren, Elicia, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Weslianne, Curtis, Cooper, Kaylee, Tayvion, and Kayden, sister, Karen Beaver (Bill), and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He was born on February 2, 1944, in Lake Geneva, a resident of Kenosha and Madison, and then settled in Elm Grove, WI with his wife and daughters. He graduated in 1962 from Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha, then from UW -Madison in 1969 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and in 1977 from UW – Madison Extension with a Professional Development Degree in Engineering.

In 1979 he came to Elm Grove to work at Tucker Company, Inc., then branched out into his own firm in 1981, S.A.L.E.S., and then in 1985, he opened Traffic Engineering Services, Inc., which fueled his passion for a specific type of engineering. If it moves on or around a road, he helped it go safely.

He will be remembered for his love of cars, music, teaching and helping others, traveling up north, and other travels for enjoyment and business. Rest in peace fellow classmate.

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06/20/22 08:06 PM #1    

Brion McDermott

Wayne was a wonderful friend to me since my family relocated back to Kenosha in 1959.

He helped me rebuild my '53 Chevy after an accident near Roosevelt School one winter and taught me not only the value of friendship but a lot about cars. We shared many great times with our pals working on cars and dating our favorite girls. My wife Pat (Keating) went from first grade at Whittier School all the way through high school with Wayne.

He was a humble person, a good Christian, loving parent and husband. He fought health issues for years and just kept on going without ever complaining. That was Wayne.

I believe God decided he couldn't do without him anymore and it was time to join his loving Father in Heaven.

We grieve the loss of an irreplaceable friend of some six decades. We will keep Ruth Ann and his family in our prayers when we put him to rest this week and hereafter.


God Bless Wayne

06/21/22 06:40 AM #2    

Jeanne Kyncl (Brush)

Wayne was such a nice guy.  I have many fond memories of times spent with him.  RIP buddy.


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