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                In Memory of Wayne and Luanne Goplin, Founders of Kickapoo Cowboy Church

Wayne grew up on a dairy farm near Blue River, WI, and graduated from Blue River High School. He then graduated from the University of Wisconsin, taking the Farm Short Course. He married his High School sweetheart, Luanne Everson. Wayne worked for the University Of Wisconsin-Platteville as Dairy Herdsman for four years, then decided to go back to school, attending the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to study agriculture. After that, he went to work for Tri-State Breeders Co-op as a technician and coordinator. During his time in Platteville, he was a member of the Platteville Fire Department for five years and President of the Platteville Jaycees. Five years later, Dairyland Fertilizer Company was sold, so he went to work as an agriculture chemical sales representative for the southern half of Wisconsin and northern Illinois. He finished his last 14 years as an Agronomist for Land O Lakes, retiring in 2003. Since retirement, Wayne had stayed busy. He was a school bus driver for North Crawford Schools, a Landscape Consultant and a Sales Representative for C&C Landscaping in Viroqua, WI, and the Site Leader/Lay Leader for the Soldiers Grove, Gays Mills, and North Clayton campuses of BMZ Church.

Wayne and Luanne Goplin

Wayne & Luanne Goplin


Wayne had a music ministry for over 45 years, including being a member of the Oracles Gospel Quartet for over 30 years. Wayne has also served as President of the Richland Center, WI, Kiwanis, State President of the Wisconsin Fertilizer and Chemical Association, five years on the Zoning Board of Appeals for the city of Janesville, and was a member of the University of Wisconsin Lime Advisory Board.


Wayne and his wife Luanne were married for 57 years and were blessed with three children, Penny Mansur, David Goplin, and Dan Goplin, eleven grandchildren, and fourteen great-grandchildren.


For many years, Wayne had felt the call to start a Cowboy Church. He was blessed to be able to serve as Pastor of Kickapoo Cowboy Church. With the blessing of his family, Bruce and Kathryn Pittsley and a few of Wayne's friends will continue the KCC legacy.

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