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Henry ‘Hank’ B. Sayner PDF Print E-mail

Henry “Hank” B. Sayner, formerly of Sayner, died Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, in Green Valley, Ariz. He was 90.

Mr. Sayner was born at the Sayner Lodge June 3, 1923, one of seven children, to George W. and Mary (née Ernst) Sayner.

His grandfather, Orin Sayner, was one of the first settlers in the area, thereby, the town’s name of Sayner.

He attended grade school in Sayner and graduated from Eagle River High School.

Upon graduation, he served in the Army Air Corps in the Pacific Theater during World War II from 1941 to 1945. Sayner was crew chief of a C46 plane.

For 54 years he owned a floor covering business in Libertyville, Ill., and Sayner.

Mr. Sayner served on the Vilas County Board, was a founder member of the Sayner Barnstormers Snowmobile Club and a lifelong member of The American Legion.

His interests included playing golf and poker, the Green Bay Packers and Chicago Cubs.

In 2004 he and his wife, Dyann, retired to Green Valley where they took RV trips for many years.

Mr. Sayner went on the Honor Flight to Washington, D.C., attended by his step-son, Nick Vugrinec.

He was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Sayner; one daughter, Mary Sayner-Mietus; three brothers, Wesley, Monroe and Robert; and two sisters, Bernice and Louise.

Survivors include his wife, Dyann (née Griffin) Wirth-Sayner of Green Valley; one son, Roger of Chattanooga, Tenn.; and one brother, Orin (Mary) Sayner of Sayner; three stepchildren; grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A memorial service is planned for spring.

Memorials can be made to the Vilas County Historical Museum or the Plum Lake Library.

Tuesday, December 31, 2013 9:53 AM

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