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1932 Joseph 2015

Joseph Charles Woolery

February 5, 1932 — February 5, 2015

Joseph Charles Woolery, 83, of Oshkosh passed away on the morning of his birthday, Thursday, February 5, 2015 at the Golden Living Center in Scottsbluff, Nebraska.

A graveside memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, July 3, 2015 at the Oshkosh City Cemetery with Pastor Jeniffer Brand of the Oshkosh United Methodist Church officiating. Masonic rites will be provided by the Oshkosh Masonic Lodge #286.

A memorial has been established in Joe’s name to the family.

Holechek Funeral Home and Cremations in Oshkosh is serving the Woolery family.

Joseph Woolery was born on February 5, 1932 in Garden County, Nebraska to Joseph Percy and Ruth (Sothman) Woolery. He attended school in Garden County including Penn School graduating in 1950.

After high school he joined the army where he served in the Korean War from 1952 to 1954. After being discharged, he returned to the family farm in Garden County.

On May 28, 1958 he was united in marriage to Glenna Roudebush in Oshkosh. The family made their home in Oshkosh until moving back to the farm in 1963. In 1981, they moved back into town for the final time. Throughout his life Joe worked many odd jobs, including professional painting and delivering freight, to support the family in addition to full time work at Marshalltown Instruments and Cabelas. After retiring in 2000, he began a business of mowing lawns and moving snow.

Joe enjoyed gardening, fishing and anything outdoors. He was a devoted family man. He was a member of the Masons, the United Methodist Church and the Eagles since 1978.

Survivors include sons, Joseph Lynn and wife, Norma Woolery of Oshkosh and Jon C and wife, Ginger Woolery of Oshkosh; daughter, Susan Woolery and life partner, Michelle Kaohn of Big Springs; sister, Kay O’Dell of St. Joseph, Missouri; 3 grandchildren, George and wife, Brittany Woolery of Woodward, Oklahoma, Rachel Naiman of Fairbury, Nebraska and Joshua Woolery of Sidney, Nebraska; 3 great-grandchildren, Alyssa Naiman of Fairbury and Joseph Shawn and Brooke Woolery of Woodward; and a host of extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and 3 sisters.
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