Wayne E. Loch, Feb. 24, 1939-Sept. 1, 2012, of Centralia

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 | 5:57 p.m. CDT; updated 10:00 a.m. CDT, Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Wayne Eugene Loch, 73, of Centralia, MO passed away Saturday September 1, 2012 at his home. The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. at Hallsville United Methodist Church on Monday, September 10, 2012 and a memorial service will follow at 11:00 a.m. Wayne was born on February 24, 1939 in Maryville, MO to the late Paul Newton and Lita (Bearden) Loch. He was a professor of Equine Science at the University of Missouri for 35 years and was an avid team roper. Wayne is survived by his wife Barbara (Gerau) Loch of the home, his two daughters, Jennifer Ann Loch-Manczuk and her husband Mikel of Napoleon, MO and Sarah Beth Loch and her boyfriend Stacy Kaiser of Centralia, MO, four grandchildren Emily, Grant, Molly and Drew Manczuk of Napoleon, MO his sister Pat Thomson of Raytown, MO, his brother and sister-in-law Robert and Audrey Gerau, of Columbia, MO his aunt and uncle Gene and Marian Loch of Maryville, MO as well as numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Wayne is also preceded in death by his brother-in-law, Harold Thomson. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the ALS Association, Keith Worthington Chapter, 6950 Squibb Rd., Ste. 210, Mission, KS 66202 or Hallsville United Methodist Church, 11700 Route B., Hallsville, MO 65255. Condolences may be left online at

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