We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Erickson-Smith - Elbow Lake
On May 15, 2022, Wayne passed into heaven at the age of 56 at his home with his wife and daughters by his side.
Wayne William Bevins was born October 6, 1965, in Elbow Lake, MN, the son of Alvin and Arlean (Langmaack) Bevins. He was baptized and confirmed at United Lutheran Church, Elbow Lake. He attended school in Elbow Lake and Fergus Falls, graduating in 1985 and then furthered his education in Marine & Small Engines at Alexandria Technical School, Alexandria MN. On June 29, 1985, he married Dana Michelle Odegaard and they were blessed with two beautiful daughters, Jessica and Jackie; his girls, whom he loved very much and was so proud of.
Wayne was a very intelligent man and wore many hats throughout his life. To name a few, he worked for a local farmer, tree cutting business, seasonally for Elbow Lake Co-op Grain for a number of years, Sanford Irrigation, crop adjuster, managed the Elbow Lake Ready Mix Plant, Real Estate Agent, various management positions with the local hospital including Prairie Ridge Ambulance Service, housekeeping & maintenance, and safety. Lastly, he worked for the MN Veteran’s Home in Fergus Falls MN where he was dearly loved by the residents and co-workers.
He was also a Fireman and First Responder with the Elbow Lake Fire Department, EMT with the Prairie Ridge Hospital, Elbow Lake City Councilman, Elbow Lake Planning Commission Member, Co-founder of the Grant County Shooters Association, and he was instrumental in the building of the new hospital in Elbow Lake.
Wayne was a true outdoorsman with interests in trapping, fishing, and hunting. He knew guns and reloaded a lot of his own ammo. He also enjoyed gardening & cooking.
Wayne is survived by his wife, Dana of Elbow Lake; two daughters, Jessica Bevins and Brett Carlson of Fergus Falls MN, and Jackie Bevins and her fiancé Tyrell Runia of Alexandria MN; mother, Arlean Mounts of Montevideo MN and mother-in-law Sharon Odegaard of Fergus Falls; sister, Linda and Ralph Cochrane of Montevideo; brother, Michael and Lenore of Elbow Lake; Nephews and Nieces and their children: Ryan & Steph (Brooklyn); Jed & Dani; Bart & Myah (Dominick, Aliyah, Sidney, Jackson, Madelyn, Kayden & Kevin); Abram; Brianna & Paul (Ben, Jonas, Wesley & Maggie); Aaron & Tatum (Adrian & Dahlia); Caleb; Nick & Steph (Britney, Christian, & Hope); Amy & Tom (Alex, Jordan, Dawn & Curtis); Dusty & Lindsey (Lyanna, Riley & Addilynn); His lifelong friends, Gary Rugroden of Elbow Lake; and Galen Larsen of Elbow Lake. Many cousins, aunts, uncles, and friends. Wayne was preceded in death by his father Alvin Bevins and father-in-law Leonard Odegaard.
A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday, May 21, 2022 at United Lutheran Church, Elbow Lake with visitation beginning at 10AM.