Harry E. Paveletzke, age 92, passed away Sunday, May 20, 2012 at Valley VNA. He was born February 13, 1920 to the late Joseph and Anna (Romnek) Paveletzke in Menasha. On April 23, 1949, he married Virginia Pagel in Oshkosh.
Harry was a very loving husband, uncle, and brother-in-law. He will always be remembered for his love of life and interest in everyone he met. He was always ready with a hug, a piece of candy and a joke for his nieces and nephews, and cherished his time with his great-nieces and great-nephews. He enjoyed polka dancing and traveling and in his free time, loved putting jigsaw puzzles together, woodworking, and had a fascination with airplanes.
During World War II, Harry was a Sergeant in the Army Air Corps and was stationed in many different places throughout the world, including Italy, France, and North Africa. He was deployed to Europe on the Queen Mary, also known as the “Grey Ghost,” when it was a troop transport ship. After his service, he began working for, and retired from, Gladfelter (Bergstrom Paper), where he met his wife, Virginia.
Harry is survived by his wife of 63 years, Ginny; sisters-in-law: Geri (Robert) Hase, Marilyn Pagel; brother-in-law, Kenneth (Mary) Pagel; nieces and nephews: Darrell Hase; Duane (Susan) Hase; Dennis (Wanda) Hase; David (Kathy) Hase; Teresa (Greg) Matton; Mike (Wendy) Pagel; Tom (Debbie) Pagel; Dan (Lisa) Pagel; and Doug Pagel; and Laurie Pagel; as well as numerous other nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his siblings: Joseph, Edward, George, John, and Dorothy Ann Paveletzke; as well as his brother-in-law, Robert Pagel.
Friends and family may call for visitation from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, May 23, 2012 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Neenah; and again from 9:00 A.M. until the hour of service, Thursday, May 24, 2012, also at church. The funeral service will be held at 11:00 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Rev. Tony McKenzie officiating. Interment will be at Greenlawn Memorial Park.
The family would like to extend a warm thank you to Valley VNA, Midwest, and Theda Care for all of their at home care, and the staff at Valley VNA for their compassion and care in his final months.