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Wayne Clarence Seppeler MBA ’67 was born on June 26, 1930, in Toledo, Ohio, and graduated magna cum laude from the University of Toledo, Ohio, where he met Mary Bendlin in the Lutheran Student Association. Wayne began going to church in the sixth grade when a friend invited him, and he continued thereafter. He subsequently obtained a master’s in electrical engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from SCU. Wayne worked for Philco Ford, Lockeed, and Anderson Jacobson as an engineering manager and VP for many years. Wayne and Mary, his wife of 62 years, had four sons, of which Wayne was so proud: Eric, Matthew, Chris, and David, as well as one granddaughter, Sienna. He was a devoted husband and father who would always help his wife and children above all else. Wayne was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Los Altos for over 60 years, as he had a very strong faith, setting examples daily of the way to live one’s life: selflessly. The church was a home for Wayne and Mary, where they met many of their best friends. He left a legacy of love to all who knew him and was always willing to lend a hand to others and talk to anyone with a smile. Wayne entered eternal life with the Lord on July 16, 2018, surrounded by family.