Wayne F. Bushonville

1948 - 2018



Wayne F. Bushonville, 70, originally from Kenosha, WI, but most recently a snowbird from Door County wintering in Zephyrhills, FL, passed away on March 21, 2018, surrounded by family and friends during his last days.

He was born in Kenosha on February 12, 1948 to the late Anne and Fred Bushonville.  He attended St. George Grade School and graduated from St. Joseph High School in 1967. Wayne served his country in the U.S. Army from March 1968 to November 1970, including a tour of duty in Vietnam. When he resumed his civilian life, he returned to work at OMC in Waukegan, IL, where he worked for 34 years until they closed their doors in 2001. He then worked at West Marine while he completed the building of his 38-foot sailing catamaran that launched in 2002.  Once he set sail, he split his time living summers in Door County, WI and sailing to the Bahamas for his winters.  While in Door County, he worked with the Weborgs as a commercial fisherman until he met and married Beth Kausalik in 2007.

Wayne was very much a nature enthusiast and enjoyed working as a guide with the Audubon Society in the mountains of Wyoming.  He was also a scuba diving instructor and took many trips to Door County and the Bahamas on diving excursions.  He also enjoyed deer hunting, both gun and bow, sport fishing, and lots of hiking.

He is survived by his wife, Beth (Kausalik), daughter, Jamie Berg, and granddaughter, Ava.  He is also survived by his sister, Geraldine Weber (Richard) of Winter Park, FL, and his brother, Gary, of Altamonte Springs, FL, his four nieces and their children. 

A celebration of life was held on March 25th with his Zephyr Palms RV Park "family" in Zephyrhills, FL.  Wayne will be dearly missed by all who knew him.