Hoelzel, Jeffrey A.
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Jeff Hoelzel, 60, of Neenah, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, July 11, 2013, at Theda Clark Medical Center.
Jeff was born August 9, 1952, in Neenah, the son of Eleanor (Millis) Hoelzel and the late Alvin Hoelzel. Jeff was united in marriage to Rebecca "Becky" Heule on February 26, 1973, in Mankato, MN. They were blessed with four sons: Nathan, Jacob, Jason and Brandon. Prior to his retirement in June 2011, Jeff was employed with Kimberly-Clark. Jeff loved four-wheeling, hunting, fishing, boating, and riding his moped. He had a great love for chocolate and was famous at area rummage sales, or as he referred to as "the Big Store". Tinkering, restoring and fixing things were part of his daily life, and he had a special, goofy way to make people laugh. On any given Sunday evening, Jeff could be found in the kitchen making "goop"; a tasty sweet treat for him and his kids. Jeff really loved to play with his grandkids and scare them when he could! Grandpa would love to find antique toys at "the Big Store". He'd bring them home, get down on the floor and play with the grandkids. He loved those kids!
Survivors include his loving wife, Becky; his sons: Nathan (Jenny), Jacob (fiancee' Jen Zirbel), Jason (Ann), and Brandon (Tina Ewing); beloved grandchildren, Ethan and Kaylee; his loving mother, Eleanor; brothers and sisters: Susan (Arnold) Enz, Joseph (Maureen), John (Nancy) Jerome (Karey), James (Donna), Sally (John) Wiberg, Jan (Darla), Steven (Laurie), and Stuart (Patricia); his mother-in-law, Ella Kramer; brothers and sisters-in-law: Pam (Don) Verbrick, Karen (Dick) Robinson, Randy (Linda) Heule, Jim Knabenbauer, Dawn (Guy) McCann and Mary (Michael) Wismer; there are many nieces and nephews, grand nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Jeff will truly be missed by all.
He was preceded in death by his father, Alvin, father-in-law, Don Heule, stepfather-in-law, Herbert Kramer, and sister-in-law, Linda (Heule) Knabenbauer.
A Celebration of Life for Jeff will be Monday, July 15, 2013, at 4:00 p.m. at the Whiting Boat House, Doty Island, Neenah, and the family will celebrate with a gathering starting at 2:00 p.m. Monday at the Boat House. Please bring your memories of Jeff to share and come dressed casually. (Jeff would want it this way) In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Jeff's honor is being established by the family.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the folks at K-C West for the special attention and care given to Jeff on Thursday.
Westgor Funeral Home
205 W. Doty Ave.
Online condolences at:
Neenah's Westgor Funeral Home - Neenah
205 W. Doty Avenue
Neenah, WI 54956
Published in Appleton Post-Crescent from July 13 to July 14, 2013