Gary J. Wotalewicz

Gary J. “Wojo” Wojtalewicz, 68, of Malone, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, January 21, 2021 as a result of an auto collision. He was born on November 18, 1952 to the late Benedict Wojtalewicz and Grace Shaw.

Gary married Janice Tesarik on January 12, 1991 at Hope Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac. They just celebrated 30 years of marriage.

Gary worked at Mercury Marine for over 42 years as a machinist. He was an avid hunter of deer and bear. He enjoyed spending time at his cabin and traveling to Canada to bear hunt. Gary had a very outgoing, caring personality. He loved spending time with his friends and family and was loved by everyone that knew him. He will be greatly missed. Gary loved his time at the “Coffee Clutch” gatherings every Wednesday with his fellow Mercury Marine retirees.

Gary is survived by his wife, Janice; one daughter, Kristin Wojtalewicz; two brothers-in-law, William (Teresa) Tesarik and Thomas Tesarik; one sister-in-law, Gail Tesarik; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Benedict and Grace; step-mother, Marian Wojtalewicz; step-father, Albert Shaw; mother-in-law, Nancy Tesarik and three nephews.

Services: Gary’s family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 from 10:00 to 11:45 AM at Zacherl Funeral Home, 875 E. Division Street in Fond du Lac. A Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 Noon with Pastor Phillip Enderle officiating. Due to the current pandemic, masks will be required and social distancing is encouraged.

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