THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Harvey Wellnitz, 85, of Oconto Falls, passed away Monday morning, Feb. 20 at home.
Born March 9, 1931 in the Town of Morgan, the youngest of eight children, to John and Molly (Schiller) Wellnitz, he served in the United States Army during the Korean Conflict and was a 50 year member of the Oconto Falls American Legion Post #302. On Jan. 28, 1956, he married Betty Van Den Elzen.
Survivors are his wife, Betty; four children, John Wellnitz, Myles (Dawn) Wellnitz, Rose (Tim) Van Schyndel and Jane Wellnitz; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Harold (Peggy) Van Den Elzen, Carl (Barbara) Van Den Elzen, Clyde (Dianne) Van Den Elzen, Gloria (Gary) Bukowicz and Emma (Jessie) Melton; many nieces; nephews and cousins.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by three brothers, Fritz (Anne), Harold and Edmund Wellnitz; four sisters, Minnie and Irene Wellnitz, Myra (Clyde) Bachmann and Artis (George) Woods; in-laws, Harold and Livina Van Den Elzen; a sister-in-law, Eleanor Bauer and a daughter-in-law, Sharon Wellnitz.
Visitation will be held Saturday, Feb. 25 at Oconto Falls United Methodist Church from 9 a.m. until time of a Service of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Pastor David Henke will officiate followed by burial with military honors at the Town of Morgan Cemetery.