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Wayne Oxender, 87

Wayne Oxender, age 87, of Fort Myers, Fla., passed away Feb. 2, 2019, at Lee Health Center.
He was born April 11, 1931, at home near Centreville, the first son of Harry and Myrtle (Sherck) Oxender. He graduated from Centreville High School in 1949.
He completed an ag short course at Michigan State University, then married Joan Smith in 1950. They had four children and dairy-farmed for 10 years near Centreville.
He also graduated from Michigan State University as a doctor of veterinary medicine. He used his veterinary degree to work and teach at both MSU and University of North Carolina.
Wayne’s Celebration of Life Services will be held at 11 a.m. March 4 at Heritage Palms and at 1 p.m. June 22 at Coral Gables in East Lansing.
Memorials for Dr. Wayne Oxender may be made to Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, Spartan Way, 535 Chestnut Road, Room 300, East Lansing MI 48824.

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