David Lee Wollet Sr., 80 of Fort Atkinson, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on Thursday, November 17, 2016.
David was born on December 23, 1935 in Fort Atkinson, the 3rd son of Ruben and Ruth Wollet. He married Elizabeth McMahon of Boston, MA on October 13, 1956.
He was a lifelong resident of Fort Atkinson. After graduating from Fort Atkinson High School where he played football, basketball and baseball, he went to serve in the United States Navy from 1954 to 1956 and was a Korean War veteran; he was stationed on the USS Timmerman in Boston, MA. After his service in the Navy, David enrolled in Milton College where he excelled academically and played baseball.
David had a love for sports of all kinds and was an avid skier. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and would attend many of their sporting events. He was very proud of all his grandchildren and their many accomplishments. He also enjoyed fishing, hunting and traveling. He especially enjoyed his Hawaiian, Las Vegas and Branson vacations as well as ski trips to Michigan’s Iron Mountain with many ski buddies.
Besides his love for his family and friends, David was very proud of his heritage and career as a local contractor as a carpenter where his work around the Fort Atkinson area was very well known and respected. He built and remodeled many homes and establishments in Jefferson County including The Fireside and Salamone’s in Fort Atkinson.
David was a lifelong member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson and was also a member of the American legion Post 166. Later in life and living on the farm with his youngest daughter, Vickie, he enjoyed taking walks and keeping track of the many animals including his German shepherd friend, Titan. Additionally, one of David’s joys was his daily breakfast visit with many local close friends very early each morning to help “solve the world’s problems”.
The family would like to thank Warren and Edith who were lifelong friends of David and who visited him frequently over the years. There are many other close friends and extended family members who visited David as well and the family wishes to thank them for their love and support over the years. A special thank you to the VA in Madison who took great care of him over the years and also sincere gratitude to Marquardt Services and Agrace HospiceCare who he was blessed to have in his last days for their love, care and support, not only to David but to the family.
David is survived by his children, Karen (Brian) Wollet-Kissick of Fort Atkinson, David (Jan) Wollet Jr. of Grand Rapids, MI and Vickie (Franz) Weigand of Fort Atkinson; grandchildren, Bryan, Ricky, Trevor, Nicholas, Kyle, Samuel, Benjamin, Marli, Abby (Chad), Lindsay (Randy), Isaac (Carissa) and Lexie; great grandchildren, Branden, Easton, Owen and Luthor; brother, Earl (Carol) Wollet; sister, Nancy (Vince) Klemko and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ruben and Ruth and his wife, Elizabeth.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, November 26, 2016 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fort Atkinson. Visitation will be held from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Burial with Military Honors will be in Evergreen Cemetery.
The Dunlap Memorial Home in Fort Atkinson is assisting the family.
Isaiah 44:13 Another shapes wood, he extends a measuring line; he outlines it with red chalk. He works it with planes and outlines it with a compass, and makes it like the form of a man, like the beauty of man, so that it may sit in a house.
Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.