Carl J. Wolfinger, Jr. 80, of Weyauwega, Wisconsin went to his heavenly home on December 18, 2023. He was born on August 22, 1943 in Traverse City, Michigan to the late Carl L. Wolfinger, Sr. and Elizabeth (VanHeeswyk) Wolfinger. He married Marilyn Driscoll on October 3, 1969 in Kimberly, Wisconsin, where they resided until 2005. In 2005 they built their home on White Lake in Weyauwega and lived there until his passing.
Carl was a graduate of Kimberly High School and joined the United States Coast Guard where he was stationed in Adak, Alaska. Following his time in the service, Carl continued his education, attending Fox Valley Technical College where he received his journeyman license as a Construction Electrician. Carl retired in 2005 after almost 40 years in the industrial trade, as a member of IBEW Local 577, working for various contractors, 25 years with Pieper Electric. Carl loved to fish, garden, working in his flowerbeds and most importantly his lapidary work. Living on the lake brought such joy as he shared his love for fishing with his four grandsons and years on the lake ice fishing with his father until his father's passing. A lover of all sports, most of his time was spent cheering on state teams and most importantly his grandsons' sports.
He is survived by his wife, Marilyn; children: Karlyn (Tim) Raddatz, Shane (Amy) Wolfinger; four grandsons: Parker and Brennan Raddatz, Ethan and Nolan Wolfinger; sisters: Betty Ann VanDyke, Rose Klauber, and Shirley Wolfinger. He is also survived by his step mother, Janet Wolfinger and her family, as well as several nieces and nephews. Besides his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert; father-in-law, Lawrence Driscoll; mother-in-law and step father-in-law, Eleanor (Ernie) Kroll; sister-in-law, Kathleen Smith.
The Memorial Service for Carl will be held on Wednesday, December 27, 2023 at 11:00 AM at Ss Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Weyauwega with Fr. Kris Mekala officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 9:30 AM to 10:45 AM on Wednesday. Entombment will be at Highland Memorial Park in Appleton. Full military honors will follow the service.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to White Lake Preservation Association. The family has established a memorial fund in Carl's name.