George “Bud” Wozney


George “Bud” Wozney, 87, of Whitehall, died Thursday, April 22, 2021, in St. Croix Hospice care at Pigeon Falls Health Care Center, Pigeon Falls.

Bud was born April 2, 1934, in Poker Coulee, Trempealeau County, to George A. and Valeria (Marsolek) Wozney. He married Shirley Halverson, August 3, 1957, in Milwaukee.

Bud worked in sales at GTC Motor Parts in Whitehall and at Desco Construction as an equipment operator. He was a member of Local 49. After retirement, he was a caretaker for Trempealeau County Housing Authority. Bud loved spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids. He enjoyed camping and fishing on Bear Lake in Haugen for many years. He loved playing horseshoes and going for walks around town.

Bud was a Packers, Badgers and Brewers fan. He enjoyed coffee with his friends. He loved his grand dogs and his boat.

Bud served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, Whitehall.

Bud is survived by his wife, Shirley of Whitehall; son, Chuck Wozney of Whitehall; two daughters: Kaye (Mark) Koxlien of Eau Claire and Lori (Rick) Paulson of Whitehall; six grandchildren: Erinn (Aaron) Smith, Emily (Matt) Schweitzer, Andrea (Sam) Johnson, Jacob Paulson, Nicholas (Brittany) Paulson and Michael (fiancée Jaci Symitczek) Paulson; sister, Phyllis Moen of south Milwaukee; and 13 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by two brothers: Edmund and Raymond Wozney; and sister, Betty Weibel.

Private family services will be held Friday, April 30, 2021, at 11:00 a.m., at St. John’s Catholic Church in Whitehall. Burial, with military rites, will be at Lincoln Cemetery in Whitehall.

Bud’s family would like to extend their thanks to St. Croix Hospice for all of the support and care during this difficult time.

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