Harvey Wellnitz, 85, Oconto Falls, died peacefully Monday morning, Feb. 20, 2017, at home. The youngest of eight children was born March 9, 1931, in the town of Morgan to John and Molly (Schiller) Wellnitz.
On Jan. 28, 1956, he married Betty Van Den Elzen. Harvey served in the U.S. Army during the Korean conflict and was a 50-year member of Oconto Falls American Legion Post 302.
Survivors are his wife, Betty; their four children, John Wellnitz, Myles (Dawn) Wellnitz, Rose (Tim) Van Schyndel and Jane Wellnitz; 10 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and constant K-9 companion, Nick.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Fritz (Anne), Harold and Edmund Wellnitz;, four sisters, Minnie and Irene Wellnitz, Myra (Clyde) Bachmann and Artis (George) Woods; sister-in-law, Eleanor Bauer; and daughter-in-law, Sharon Wellnitz.