We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Becker Ritter Funeral Home & Cremation Services
Wayne R. Higgins, (78) of Elm Grove, WI, passed away on June 15, 2022. He was predeceased in death by his parents, Donald and Myrtle Higgins. He is survived by his wife, Ruth Ann (Yankus) of 56 years on June 18th, and daughters, Ann-Marie Bergman (Scott) and Mary Higgins (Maxx). Along with his nine grandchildren, Elicia, Charlotte, Elizabeth, Weslianne, Curtis, Cooper, Kaylee, Tayvion, and Kayden, sister, Karen Beaver (Bill), and nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
He was born on February 2, 1944, in Lake Geneva, a resident of Kenosha and Madison, and then settled in Elm Grove, WI with his wife and daughters. He graduated in 1962 from Mary D. Bradford High School in Kenosha, then from UW -Madison in 1969 with a B.S. in Civil Engineering, and in 1977 from UW – Madison Extension with a Professional Development Degree in Engineering.
In 1979 he came to Elm Grove to work at Tucker Company, Inc., then branched out into his own firm in 1981, S.A.L.E.S., and then in 1985, he opened Traffic Engineering Services, Inc., which fueled his passion for a specific type of engineering. If it moves on or around a road, he helped it go safely.
He will be remembered for his love of cars, music, teaching and helping others, traveling up north, and other travels for enjoyment and business.
Visitation will be held at Unity Lutheran Church – Cross of Life Campus, 20700 W North Ave Brookfield, on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 3:00 PM until the time of Wayne’s Funeral Service at 5:30 PM. Memorials appreciated to the family or Unity Lutheran ~ Christ King Campus appreciated.