Wayne Eugene Boulanger, 78, Independence, Kansas passed away on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at home. Wayne was born in Russell, Kansas to Joseph P. and Lucille V. (Ensley) Boulanger. Wayne attended Russell, Kansas Schools and then the family moved to the Elk Falls, Kansas area where Wayne attended Elk Falls High School from 1951-1955. After high school, Wayne married Nancy Jo Donnelly and the couple had two children Mike and Sally. Wayne was employed by Freeto Construction from 1959-1965 and while employed attended Coffeyville Community College where he graduated in 1969. Wayne then attended Kansas State University where he received his Electrical Engineering Degree in 1971. Following graduation from Kansas State University Wayne found employment with MEC in Neodesha, from 1971-1975, he was employed by Guaranty Performance 1975-1984 and KAAP in Parsons 1984-1989 and retired from Farmland Industries in 1998. Nancy passed away on February 24, 1991. Wayne married Gertrude Donnelly on February 14, 1992 in Independence, Kansas.
Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Nancy, two granddaughters, Katie Pearson and Lauren Boulanger, one brother, Edward and one sister Evelyn. Survivors include his wife Gertrude of the home, five children; Mike Boulanger and companion Karen Duncan, Erie, KS; Sally Boulanger, Independence, KS; Debbie (Tom) Kelly, Carlisle, PA; Pam (Randy) Henton, Bartlesville, OK; Doug (Anita) Donnelly, Thayer, KS; eight grandchildren; Derek Pearson, Destiny Cooley, Brian Muncy, Megan Nieding, Ryan Nieding, Emily Ezell, Matt Henton and Jessica Kelly, nine great-grandchildren; Lexi, Kamdyn, Emmett, Kenzley, Niomi, Monroe, Elijah, Aubrey and Brylee, one brother, Phillip (Marva) Boulanger, Brunswick, GA; and one sister, Patricia (Joe) Corle, Moline, KS.