The Golden Hammer Staff Reports
Superior (Wisconsin), January 15 – LeRoy Wayne Mack, the beloved father of Judge Wayne Mack, who is the Justice of the Peace Precinct 1 and renowned for his hard work and fight for religious liberty, passed into the arms of the Lord last night in Superior, Wisconsin, the family home of the Mack family.
Mack was born on December 23, 1927, and died on January 14, 2022. He had four children and ten grandchildren. Mack’s mother, Connie Mack, held her husband in her arms, as he passed away.
Judge Mack and wife Mindy Mack rushed up to Wisconsin to see his father.
The judge announced his father’s passing early this morning. Judge Mack’s memorial statement follows:
It iswith a heavy heart we announce the passing of our Dad – – LeRoy Wayne Mack- 94 years old. He was a Patriot, dedicated and hard working husband and later in life he became such a wonderful Father and a friend to many. And God only know the number of men and families he has helped and gave hope to & saved from the disease of addiction of alcoholism.
Dad attended AA meeting at“The Club” on John Ave. regularly for many years. He achieved & almost received his 60 years of sobriety pin. Dad sponsored and help hundreds to find Help, Hope and overcome the disease of alcoholism.
.Mindy and I flew up here on Friday and Mindy and I were fortunate to arrive up here in Wisconsin, just in time and for a few hours. before he unexpectedly went into the arms of his Jesus.
I will forever be grateful for that marked opportunity. We would be so grateful and appreciate your prayers for my poor Mom and our family.
We are all in shock, but so happy God heard and answered Dad’s prayers,for him to die at home. And as it worked out and he was in the loving arms of the love of life & wife of 58 years, my Mom- Connie. She was holding in her arms as he left for Glory. Just as they have loved each other thru almost 58 years of marriage!
We will let everybody know when final arrangements have been made here in Superior WI. Those looking to fly in you, must fly into Duluth Mn or into Minneapolis Mn and then drive to Superior Wi.
Rest In Peace Daddy- -so long for just now…..we will meet again in Forever…
LeRoy Wayne Mack’s full obituary follows:
LeRoy Wayne Mack of Superior WI passed away at his home in the loving arms of his wife Friday, January 14, 2022. LeRoy was born in Superior WI on December 23, 1927 to the late Emil Leonard Mack and Christine Anderson Mack.
LeRoy is preceded in death by his father and mother Emil and Christine Mack, sisters Evelyn Slovick, Lorraine Schlais, Marilyn Cooley, and brother Richard Mack.
LeRoy is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Connie Mains Mack, sons: Judge Wayne (Mindy) Mack, Kirk (Vicki) Mack, Lt. Wesley (Jaclyn) Mack and daughter Wendy (Ross) Pederson. Sister-in-law Viola Mack. Mack nieces and nephews: Jerry and Bonnie Slovick, David & Carla Slovick, Nancy Venne, Nancy Schultz, Elwood Cooley Jr., Diane Mack-James and Sally Schlais Grandchildren: Amber (Chief USN Jonathan, Master at Arms) Plowman, Zachary Pederson, US Army Specialist David (Emily) Mack, Daniel (Marie) Mack, Retired Sgt. USMC Rebecca (Sgt. USMC Shaun) Wathen, Austin Mack, Michelle (Robert) Carsey, Retired Sgt. USMC Ryan Mack, Caden Mack, and Maverick Wayne Mack. Step-grandchildren: Andrew Pederson. Numerous brother-in-laws, sister-in-laws, nieces and nephews from the Mains family.
LeRoy had a tremendous work ethic from a young age. Most of his adult life he worked two 40 hour a week jobs. It all started when he was 16 and began working in the steel plant in Duluth, worked summers in the Dakotas, sailed and worked Lake Superior as a part time long shoreman. He retired at the age of 76 from the railroads after 25 years, Kopper Creosote plant after 17 years, and the University of Superior after 17 years.
In his retirement years, he was brought much joy by being a real “Go Get Her” by picking up his Mrs. Mack up from Maranatha Christian Academy. He was a member of Darrow Road Wesleyan Church.
LeRoy attended AA meetings at “The Club” on 1609 John Avenue in Superior and St. Williams Catholic Church in Foxboro, WI regularly. He achieved and was to receive his 60 years of sobriety pin this year. LeRoy sponsored and helped hundreds to find help, hope, and overcome the disease of alcoholism.
A celebration of LeRoy’s life will be held at Darrow Road Wesleyan Church, 4020 S. Darrow Rd, Superior WI 54880 on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 11 am. Family will receive friends from 10am-11 am. Lunch will be provided for everyone in attendance. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Maranatha Christian Academy: General Funds in Loving Memory of LeRoy Wayne Mack.
Honorary pallbearers: Amber Plowman, Zachary Pederson, David Mack, Daniel Mack, Rebecca Wathen, Austin Mack, Ryan Mack, Caden Mack and Maverick Wayne Mack.
Eric Yollick, a member of the Editorial Board of The Golden Hammer, and Editor-in-Chief of this newspaper, Montgomery County’s leading daily newspaper, said, “The best judge of a man’s character in life is the children he leaves on this Earth. By that standard, LeRoy Wayne Mack was a very great man.”