Wayne A. Woelfel, 63, of Green Bay passed away peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer.
He was born Jan. 18, 1957 in Chilton to Clarence and Shirley (Timm) Woelfel. Wayne was a graduate of New Holstein High School. He attended Fox Valley Tech for truck driving. In more than 30 years of driving, Wayne logged over 1 million safe miles. Whether it was through his work over the road, riding his motorcycle, scuba diving, or adventuring with his family, Wayne loved traveling and exploring the country. He was at home in nature, spending time camping, fishing or up North. Wayne was patriotic and respectful of those who have served our country. More than anything, Wayne cherished time spent with family and friends. He would do anything for anyone, especially his grandchildren.
Wayne will be deeply missed by his wife of over 45 years, Laurie; his children, Julie (Keith) Fischer, Doug (Gina) Woelfel, and Mark Woelfel (Angie); his grandchildren, AJ, Dominick, Eli, Mason, Samantha, Jenna, Kyle, Sam and Jack; his siblings, Glenn Woelfel (Deb), Gene Woelfel, Bryon (Kathy) Woelfel, Jo Woelfel, John (Vicki) Woelfel, and Jeff Woelfel; sisters-in-law and brother-in-law Joan Schmidt, Jan Nett, and Gordy Starfeld; and his “adopted dad,” Dick Mattmiller. He also was treasured by many nieces and nephews.
Wayne is preceded in death by his parents, Clarence and Shirley; Mom and Dad Starfeld; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Sheryl Clough, Janice Woelfel, Graydon Schmidt, Donald Nett, Lenette Starfeld, Arlene Schaefer, and his “adopted mom,” Jeannette Mattmiller.
Please join us in celebrating Wayne’s life at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason St., Green Bay, from 4 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24. The Rev. Joshua R. Viste will be officiating a service at 7 p.m. We welcome you to share your favorite memories. The service will be streamed live on the Proko-Wall Funeral Home Facebook page.
We would like to thank Liz Clough, Dr. Paul Schmitz, Green Bay Oncology, and Heartland Hospice for their care. We also would like to expend a very special thank you for the love and support of all our family and friends. You all mean the world to us.
“always Be HUMBLE AND KIND”