Obituary – Worthington, Wayne Harry

Class of 1907

Wayne Harry Worthington

December 29, 1891 – December 4, 1980

Wayne Worthington, 88, died December 1, 1980, in Waterloo, Iowa.

Born on December 29, 1891, at Rose Hill, Iowa, he was the son of James Hiram and Minnie (Barden) Worthington. He graduated from Perry high school in 1907 and continued his education to become an engineer.

Worthington and Edith Lorraine Peterson were married and lived in Iowa.

He completed his career as chairman of the board of Wayne Engineering in Cedar Falls, Iowa. In April, 1980, during the Society of Automotive Engineers’ 75th anniversary celebration in Debuque, IA, Worthington received the “Pioneer Member Award,” presented to engineers who have been member of the society for at least 50 years. At the age of 88, Worthington, he was the second oldest member of the society, which has more than 37,000 member internationally. He belonged to the society for 63 years. The society is a non-profit educational and scientific organization dedicated to the advancement of automotive technology.

He is survived by his wife, Edith, and is buried at the Waterloo Memorial Park Cemetery in Waterloo, Iowa.