Wayne Howard Brummel

September 8th, 1941July 3rd, 2013

Wayne Howard Brummel, loving husband, father and grandfather, passed away after a brief hospitalization at Exempla Good Samaritan Hospital and brief stay at TRU Community Care Center in Louisville, Colorado.  He passed peacefully on the morning of July 3, 2013 with his family at his side.  He was 71 years old. 

Wayne was born September 8, 1941 in Detroit, Michigan, the first son of the late Beverly and Howard Brummel.  He was the oldest brother to Craig and Mark Brummel. He graduated from Redford High School in 1959 and attended Ferris State University in Michigan.  He served in the U.S. Navy, and worked aboard the USNS Rose Knot, a tracking ship for the Gemini and Apollo space missions.  He enjoyed his time “down range”, and had many stories to share about his experiences.

On August 30, 1969, Wayne married Janet Prostak, and they remained happily married until his death.  They raised two loving children, Catherine and David.  Wayne worked for Storage Technology Corporation in Michigan and transferred to Colorado in 1982 where he became an instructor.  He truly felt that the move to Colorado was one of the best decisions he ever made for the family, giving them many opportunities in the beautiful state of Colorado. 

Wayne was indescribably proud of his six beautiful grandchildren: Owen, William, Cael, and Nolan, sons of David and his wife Lisa Giuliani, of Mahtomedi, MN, and Tyler and Logan, the son and daughter of Catherine and her husband Randy Adams of Lafayette, CO. 

He maintained a relaxed lifestyle after his retirement, finding happiness in time spent with family and friends, eating, talking, laughing, and babysitting in both Minnesota and Colorado.  He enjoyed computers, often sharing interesting websites with his family and friends. He very much enjoyed trips to his beloved Colorado Mountains.

His memory will be cherished by his wife Janet, his children Catherine and David and their families, and his two brothers. 


A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, July 9 at 2:00pm at Darrell Howe Mortuary, 1701 S. Boulder Road, Lafayette, CO 80026.




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I am so sorry for your loss Jan. From, Randy Obitts
I am sorry for your loss. I only met your dad once and we had a good visit. I know he was a good man and a fun loving dad. I will keep you and family in my prayers. Take care.
We are so sorry for your loss. I have great memories of "Uncle Wayne". It was a joy to visit you in Colorado as a kid and Wayne was always so nice. I know he will be missed. Lots of love to your family. -Karynn
Dear Jan, Cathy, David, and families.... Our hearts are saddened by our loss of Wayne. We are thankful for the wonderful times we've shared and wish we could be there to support you. So many fond memories- from our weddings, children, and Wayne's sharing his love for Colorado with us. We lost a beautiful friend in Wayne; and he will always have a place in our hearts. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, The Sheehys
Dave, So sorry for your loss. We are thinking of you. Love Michelle Finstad and Brian Lib
Jan, I've always thought your Wayne to be one of the finest men I've had the pleasure of working with. May our God comfort, protect and provide great Peace to you and your family as we mourn the loss of Wayne. Respectfully, Joe Baldwin
I am deeply sorry to read about the death of Wayne. He was a great friend and helpful co-worker at Storage Tec. Also, as we were both interested in genealogy, we shared information and resources while researching our hobby. Wishing you all peace to bring you comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in you hearts. With heartfelt condolences, Marlene Thomas
Dear Jan and Family, We will surely miss the kind friendship that we had with Wayne. At the Senior Center, Dave would look forward to conversations about computer related topics with Wayne. Dena could relate and empathize with several issues she had in common with him. And we will certainly miss his big smile and happy spirit, even when he was experiencing great pain. Jan, we will certainly keep you in our thoughts and prayers in the days ahead. Dena and Dave
It’s a small world. I read of Wayne’s passing in the Colorado Hometown Weekly today. I knew Wayne way back when. I graduated from Cooley High School and we were a part of a group of kids who used to hang out together. My husband and I moved to Colorado in 1998 and we live in Lafayette. I sure wish I had been of aware that Wayne lived so close. It would have been great to see him again. We send our sincere condolences on your loss. Bob & Gail (Secord) Smith.
Janet, Cathy & Randy, and David & Lisa, I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your husband and Father. I have fond memories of Wayne from hanging out and spending the night back in the day. May the peace from all of those wonderful memories you all shared stay in your heart and comfort you in the days and months to come. I'll be keeping you all in my prayers. Kelsey (Burger) Dumonteil