Wayne Vernon Ahrendt

Mar 30, 1951 - Sep 7, 2021


Wayne Vernon Ahrendt of Sacramento, CA, passed away on Tuesday, September 7, 2021, at the age of 70, after a battle with cancer.  A celebration of life will be held on Friday, September 24, 2021, 12:00pm, at the South Sacramento Moose Family Center, 8156 Florin Road. 

Wayne was born in Canton, SD on March 30, 1951, and lived in Inwood, IA.  He was the 3rd oldest of 7 children born to Vernon and Virginia Ahrendt. In 1960, his family left their farm in Iowa and moved to California.  He attended St. Peters and after graduating from Hiram Johnson high school in 1969, he joined the Air Force Reserves and served for 6 years.  Wayne worked as a receiving clerk at Wonder Bread before retiring in 2006, after 36 years.  During retirement, he worked part-time at Fairytale Town caring for the animals. He loved his Chevy trucks, camping with his family, spending time at the Moose Lodge, drinking Olympia beer and playing the lotto.  He was an ornery man with a heart of gold.

Wayne is survived by his daughter Christina (Kevin), son Adam, grandchildren Wyatt, Sullivan, Madelyn and Connor, ex-wife Jackie, his six siblings Lynne, Vickie, Bonnie, Mark, Jill and Gayle, and many other members of the Ahrendt family.  He is preceded in death by his parents, Vernon and Virginia. 


  • Patti Thompson says:

    To the Ahrendt Family, I am sorry to hear of Wayne passing. May God bless each of you with Strength and Peace. May the happy memories of Wayne be with you during the difficult times. God Bless, Patti Thompson

  • Scott Ahrendt says:

    I am sad for your family,but celebrate his life and heavenly journey. I haven’t seen Wayne or many of you for a long time but you are still family and Sandy,Scott and our family send our sympathies and hope we can see you guys soon.
    With love from our family to yours 🙏 Scott,Sandy

  • Brandi Campbell-Tudor says:

    Wayne was a wonderful man. He was always sweet and funny and one of my favorite customers at the Moose Lodge. My condolences to his family! He will live on through his children’s and grandchildren’s memories. Rest In Peace Wayne.

  • Andy Won says:

    We are saddened to hear about your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Ahrendt Family.

  • Christopher Harris says:

    Christina my sincere condolences to you and all of your family. May our Lord hold each and everyone of you tight during this difficult time and provide you with the peace and comfort. Blessings to the Ahrendt Family.

  • Sally says:

    What a great guy! Such a hard worker and sensative soul. My sympathy to you all as you grieve. I am very sorry. Love and prayers for you all. Good bye cousin.
    Sally (Ahrendt) Ites

  • Kathie Cummins says:

    I always thought the world of Wayne–such a great guy beneath the gruff exterior. Even though I haven’t seen him a lot recently, I miss having him here on earth. Hope he’s got a nice camping place up in heaven.

  • Sarah Rocharz says:

    Sending prayers and loves as you grieve the loss of your dad, ex-husband, brother, uncle and friend. May the memories you have remain fresh in your mind until you are reunited one day. I am certain he received a warm welcome on the heaven side. Sending hugs across the miles.
    Love ~ Sarah Ahrendt Richarz and family

  • Olivia Haug says:

    Christina, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am very sorry for your loss.

  • lana harrington says:

    Blessing and my heartfelt condolences to the Ahrendt family. Hugs and heavenly travels Wayne. 💙

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