William Donald Woehlecke

December 22, 1928 - March 11, 2021
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William D. Woehlecke, 92 passed away peacefully at home of natural causes on March 11, 2021

“Not Covid-19 related” surrounded by his family.

He was born 1928 in Pontiac, IL., raised in Sikeston, Missouri next to his parent’s Woehlecke Florist & Greenhouse business. In 1950 he received his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture from the Univ. of Missouri, Columbia. He served in the USMC, a Korean War Veteran, final ranking of Cpt.

Summer of 1952 he moved to Arizona, and started as a clerk for Producers Sunland Cotton Gin at Friendly Corner and later became manager. In the 1970-80’s he was manager of the Triple E Cotton Gin.

Married Alice Jane Kinney of Kinney’s La Osa Livestock Co., Red Rock, AZ in 1956, where he later became manager of the ranching operation. Together they raised their five children Greta 63 (Frank) Magee, Sonya Woehlecke 62, Karl 60 (Lisa Willis) Woehlecke, Ted 59 (Teresa Rhyan) Woehlecke and Gus (1963-1968) on the ranch.

Along with his ranching and farming he worked on the board for Pinal County Rural Electrical District #5 for 58 years. He also enjoyed serving his surrounding community on the Red Rock School Board, Pinal County 4-H Board, Arizona Power Authority and Central Arizona Irrigation District. He was a member of the Arizona Cattle Growers and Southern Arizona Cattle Protective Association.

Preceded in death by his beloved wife “A.J.”, son WiIliam August “Gus”, Parents William and Josephine (Erler) Woehlecke, brother Edward Woehlecke.

He is survived by 10 grandchildren, 11 Great Grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. No public services will be held. Private family graveside burial.

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Born: December 22, 1928
Died: March 11, 2021

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Sarah Jane Woehlecke Roland posted on 3/23/21

Uncle Bill, you were a sweet and caring man whom I wish I could have been able to see more of in the past few years. I have many fond memories of visits to the ranch and times spent with you, Aunt AJ and the family. My deepest sympathies to all of his beautiful family,

 

Carolyn erler posted on 3/23/21

My sincere sympathy to Bills family. My prayers are with you. He was the last of my first cousins I am sure he is having a big reunion with uncle Bill aunt Jo and Ed and all of his aunts and uncles were

 

Janelle posted on 3/22/21

So sorry to hear of Bill’s passing. He lived full long life. He will be missed here at my office. I always enjoyed having a chat about Marana. Sincerely, Janelle

 

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