Robert T. Woelfel
Robert T. “Terry” Woelfel, Sr., age 78, of Stockbridge, died peacefully on July 18, 2021, at Cherry Meadows Hospice facility in Appleton. He was born September 7, 1942, son of the late Edward and Josephine Woelfel. In high school, he met future wife, Carol Peterson, at a barn dance and asked if he could take her home. Shortly thereafter, they started dating and their love blossomed. They married on October 26, 1963. In their 45 years of marriage, they were blessed with three children.
Terry graduated from Stockbridge High School and later worked for Ariens in Brillion, where he held many positions in over 40 years. Away from work, he loved the outdoors, hunting, and spending time with his family at the cottage in Tipler on Porcupine Lake, especially during deer camp. He was a long-time member of the Winnebago Eastshore Conservation Club and taught hunter’s safety for 40 years. Terry also served on the Board of the Directors for the New Hope Center in Chilton. He enjoyed spending time in his vegetable garden every summer.
Terry did some woodworking in his spare time, making very nice birdhouses and picnic tables that many enjoyed. He and some friends started a card club as teenagers, and they would tell their parents that they were going sledding, but were playing cards instead. The “Card Club” continued playing together until this past May. When asked how he did, he would reply with a smirk “I won”. Recently, he started playing solitaire, which he called “solitary,” and logged over 72,000 games. He enjoyed cheesy “cowboy shows,” and had a deep love for dogs, from his beloved hunting dogs to the little lap dogs he had later in life.
Terry is survived by his children: Robert (Jean) Woelfel, Jr. and Suzanne (Steve) Paulik; and grandchildren: Jacob Woelfel and Samuel Paulik.
Terry was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; his son: Jonathan; his parents: Edward and Josephine; and his siblings: Sandra (Phillip) Gehl, and James Woelfel.
A funeral service is scheduled for 11:00am on Monday, July 26. 2021, at St. Mary Catholic Church (120 Davis St.) in Stockbridge. Friends may call from 9:00am until 11:00am at the church on the day of the service. A committal service will take place immediately following the funeral at St. Mary Catholic Cemetery (Moore Rd.) north of Stockbridge.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to Lynne Stiloski for going beyond being a caretaker and being part of the family. They also express sincere appreciation for the nurses on the 6th floor at Thedacare and the staff at Cherry Meadows for the compassion and care given.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established in the name of Robert Woelfel.