Funeral services will be held at 11AM on Saturday May 19, 2012, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. David Groth officiating.
Relatives and friends may call at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown on Friday, May 18, 2012 from 5-8PM and at the church on Saturday from 10AM until the time of the service.
Robert Woelfel was born on October 12, 1934 in Charlestown, WI the son of Hugo and Hildegarde (Meyer) Woelfel. On August 25, 1956 he married Mary B. Pudlo in New Holstein, WI.
Bob served in the United States Navy for four years. He earned his teaching certificate from UW Stout, retiring from Green Bay Correctional Institution after 25 years of service. While at the correctional institution, he worked as a teacher and then as a laundry supervisor. Bob had his private pilot's license and owned his own plane. He enjoyed boating on his bay home in Dyckesville, WI, where he and his family had lived for many years.
Bob is survived by his wife Mary of Lake Mills; three children, Cindy (Jerome) Diederich of De Pere, WI, Robert Melvin Woelfel of Vulcan, MI, Lynn (Andy) Block of Watertown, four grandchildren, Melissa Diederich, Michelle Diederich, Robert Lewis Woelfel, Elliana Block, three sisters, Marge Bofinger of New Holstein, Marilyn Nett of Jefferson, Carol (Roger) Beck of New Holstein, along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Melvin Woelfel, and a sister Ronalda Konopka.