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From the Eau Claire Leader-Telegram



John Woletz




John E. Woletz, age 73, of Eau Claire, died on Tuesday, October 14, 2014, at his home.

He was born on September 14, 1941, to the late Mildred "Mitzie" (Anderson) and John "Huntz" Woletz. After graduating from Eau Claire Memorial High School, he received his B.S. Degree from UW-EC in 1964 with a major in business education and minors in Economics and History. He was enlisted with the local National Guard Mechanized Infantry Battalion for six years, obtaining the rank of E-5. John worked for Uniroyal as a supervisor in different departments, retiring after 27 plus years of service in June 1991.

John had many, many good days hunting turkeys, pheasants, and deer along with trips to Lake Michigan fishing for salmon. "Rusty," his Irish setter, was John's best pheasant hunting partner. John was humble about his 36 years of absolute sobriety. This led John to his belief in Christianity and he was a member of Saving Grace Lutheran Church (LCMC).

He is survived by his brother, Robert "Bob" of Eau Claire; nephews, Joel (Pam) Woletz of Eau Claire and Brad (friend, Joan) Woletz of Ellsworth; great-nephews and nieces, Christopher "C.J.," Samuel "Sam" (Jas), Mollie and Maggie Woletz all of Eau Claire; great-great-niece, Ivy; many cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his infant brother, Paul, and many other relatives.

A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, October 20, 2014 at Saving Grace Lutheran Church (2124 East Ridge Center (715-514-3552) with the Reverend Rolf Nestingen officiating. Family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Eau Claire. Evergreen Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Saving Grace Lutheran Church.

To send your condolence to the family, please visit our obituaries at www.evergreenfuneralhome.com