Wayne K. Pinnau

American FlagWayne K. Pinnau, age 80, of Broadview. Beloved husband of RuthAnn Pinnau, nee McCutcheon of 56 years; devoted father of Glenn (Joy) Pinnau and Dawn (Brad) Hanen; doting grandfather of Jessica Zuba, Justin Hanen and Kyle Hanen; brother of the late Gertrude (the late Russel) Nothnagel, and the late Grace (the late Leonard) Thielsen; brother-in-law to Michael (Nancy) McCutcheon and loving uncle to Michelle (David) Petersen and Cassie Petersen and Gary McCutcheon, Mike McCutcheon and Jon McCutcheon; loving uncle to James (Barbara) Nothnagel, Carrie (Will) Tucker, and Michael (Kathy) Nothnagel and Lucy Nothnagel. Wayne was employed with Panasonic until the time of retirement. Wayne was a member of the Illinois National Guard, active in Boy Scouts and an avid auto racing fan. Grandpa “Choo Choo” had a great love of Lionel trains and enjoyed sharing his layout with many family and friends. Visitation will be held Saturday, September 30, 2017 from 9 A.M. to time of Service 11 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Interment Private. Memorials appreciated to one of Wayne’s favorite places in Naples FL, Audubon Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary, to help rebuild after Hurricane Irma. Please make donations in Wayne’s memory at https://act.audubon.org/onlineactions/DGbT6uNuVkiWcVzIk8zDcA2?ms=giving_page_51 Information 708-485-2000 or www.HitzemanFuneral.com

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  1. Peggy Thielsen condolence:

    I am so sorry to hear of Wayne’s passing. He was an enjoyable uncle & godfather. He sure got a kick out of teasing us kids. I was amazed how long he had season tickets to the Indy 500 & the same seats. My brother to this day remembers meeting Wayne there with my dad. It was a high school graduation present to go to the races for my brother. They had a good time. All of you are in my thoughts & prayers on this somber occasion. At least he is no longer suffering & is at peace.


  2. Colin and Carole Colangelo condolence:

    So sorry for your loss. Both Wayne and RuthAnn were and are great friends to Richard and Fern Bernhardt. We had many fun gatherings with them in the past. Our condolences to the family. Colin and Carole Colangelo


  3. Wilson family condolence:

    Mr Pinnau was a very nice man who always had a smile and kind word for you. We were fortunate to know him and I will remember his care about others. He always asked me how are Donna and the boys. Prayers are with the extended Pinnau family and may God look over all.


  4. Cy and Debby Meyer condolence:

    We send our heartfelt condolences to all of you. Wayne and RuthAnn have been friends of ours since 1965. We went through all of life’s milestones together. Wayne was a blessing to everyone who met him. His stories and smile could light up a room. He will be missed by everyone. We wish your family God’s peace at this sad time.


  5. Julie Diamond condolence:

    Dear Glenn, Joy and Jess,
    So very sorry for the loss of your beloved father and grandfather. I send my heartfelt sympathy. Prayers and hugs to you all. Xoxo


  6. Robbie & Synobia Cherry condolence:

    Hi RuthAnn,
    Myself and Synobia are so sad. We would like to offer our condolences to you and your entire family. We will miss Wayne, he was always such a cheerful and compassionate person.


  7. Mary Ritsema condolence:

    Hello Pinnaus and Hanens,
    I am so sorry that Uncle Wayne has passed. Please know that we all are thinking of you and lifting you up in prayer daily. Nothing can fill the void left by someone so dearly loved. My heart is saddened that you are experiencing loss and heartache. Please accept our love, support, and condolences.

    I will NEVER forget how Uncle Wayne sent us all into a tizzy of extreme laughter at the Golden Oaks Olympics the year we have the jello/balloon relay race! The goal was to run down the field with a balloon filled with (I think liquefied jello- it never set up) and sit on the balloon to pop it!
    When it was Uncle Wayne’s turn he ran down and plopped down on the balloon only to have it fall through the hole in the back of the chair! He retrieved the balloon and held it tighter as he, again, attempted to sit on it and pop it. Well we know how this silly story ends..He finally stomped on it with his foot! I think most of us just about wet our pants watching his hysterical actions. He was determined to get that son of a gun popped!
    What fond memories we all have of the great times shared between our families and the Bernhardts and Bittermans too. Good times and great friends!

    Love you all.
    Mary


  8. Eleanor Harney condolence:

    I want my memory of Wayne to be of the many happy occasions we shared with Barbara and Jim. It would be difficult to attend the services on Saturday. Maybe you could have lunch with me before the snow falls. My sincere sympathy to the Pinnau family. Love, Eleanor


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