Wayne Edward Spies, of Payson, died Dec. 4, 2005 following a stroke.
Mr. Spies loved people, and his piano. He received a master's in music in Chicago, Ill. He wrote musical arrangements for, and directed, male choral groups. Performing often in Norway and Sweden, he received the coveted Saint Olav medal from the King of Norway.
Mr. Spies was a veteran of the Korean War.
He is survived by wife, Linda; daughter, Anita and family; son, Erik and family; and several cousins.
He was preceded in death by his mother and his first wife, Meta.
Interment will be in Norway.