Obit: Holnbach, Wayne Lee (1936 - 2016)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Holnbach, Montgomery, Lezotte, Hartjes, VanAsten, Friday, Adamski, Hoffman, Federwitz, Preising, Knoll

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI) 9/21/2016

Holnbach, Wayne Lee (4 June 1936 - 17 September 2016)

Wayne Lee Holnbach, 80, of Wisconsin Rapids passed away peacefully Satruday, Sept. 17, 2016.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, at Ritchay Funeral Home in Wisconsin Rapids. The family will greet relatives and friends at the funeral home Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Wayne was born June 4, 1936, in Granton to Otto and Rena (Montgomery) Holnbach. He married JoAnn Lezotte Nov. 10, 1956, in Neillsville.

Wayne was employed by Consolidated Papers for 41 years, retiring in 1998.

Wayne enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time on his boat. He was an avid woodworker who spent most of his days after retirement in his shop handcrafting gifts for his family, such as furniture, hope chests and gun cabinets. Whenever someone needed something for their home, he came through.

Wayne is survived by JoAnn, his wife of 59 years, and their four children: Cindy (Roger) Hartjes, Rudolph, Gwen (Kirk) VanAsten, Wisconsin Rapids, Kay (Glenn) Friday, Wisconsin Rapids, and Keith (Laurie) Holnbach, Rudolph. He is further survived by his 10 grandchildren: Jessica (Ron) Adamski, Ed (Colleen) Hartjes, Katie (Josh) Hoffman, Brooke VanAsten, Craig (Erin) VanAsten, Valerie (Jake) Federwitz, Steven (Jess) Friday, Mary Friday, Luke Holnbach, Max Holnbach and 12 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by two sisters: Barb Preising and Arlene Knoll.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents, Otto and Rena Holnbach, and two brothers-in-law, Hank Knoll and Don Preising.



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