Roy Wollner

Roy Wollner, 75, of Waldo, passed away on Monday, Dec. 23, 2019, at home surrounded by family.

Roy was born on Feb. 29, 1944, in Port Washington, Wis., to Michael and Cynthia (Sperber) Wollner.

He was a graduate of Grafton High School.

On Dec. 5, 1964, Roy married Karen Shoemaker in Milwaukee.

After working for Jor-Mac in Grafton, Wis., for 37 years,  Roy completed his career working with Dave Tennies and his great team at Tennies ACE Hardware in Kewaskum, Wis.

He was a member of Christian Life Church in Plymouth. Throughout his Christian ministry, he served as treasurer, deacon and a member of the choir.

He was a Boy Scout leader and enjoyed men’s softball, camping, trains, fishing, hunting, archery, canoeing, yard work, gardening and his pet dog Bella. For over 40 years, Roy looked forward to the annual family trip to Bond Falls. Roy was an exceptionally devoted husband, exemplary father and loving grandfather. He would do anything for his family. Roy truly was a great man. Most importantly, he was a witness of his lord and savior Jesus Christ.

Roy is survived by his wife Karen; three sons, Michael (Kim) Wollner, Matthew (Claire) Wollner and Mitchel (Tammy) Wollner; 12 grandchildren, Brandon (Samantha), Kevin, Emily, Elysea, Lindsay, Kaitlyn, Annika, Michaela, David, Sarah, Luke and Josiah; and  two sisters-in-law, Annette (Robert) Runge and Mary Paylor.

Roy was preceded in death by his parents Michael and Cynthia; three sisters, Gloria (Alfred) Rauth, Patricia (Charles) McBride and Violet Thompson; and brother-in-law Donald Paylor.

A funeral service to celebrate Roy’s life will be held on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, at 1 p.m. at Christian Life Church in Plymouth with Pastor Richard York officiating.

A burial will take place at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery.

Relatives and friends may greet the family at Christian Life Church in Plymouth on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2020, from 11 a.m. until the service at 1 p.m.

A memorial fund is being established in his name for Christian Life Church and the Milwaukee Rescue Mission.

For online condolences and additional information, please visit

Wenig Funeral Home of Sheboygan Falls, (920) 467-3431, is serving the Wollner family with arrangements.




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