Funeral services for Paul Woessner will be held at 2:00 PM, Thursday, July 27, 2023 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church with Father Steven Titus officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette, Wyoming. Visitation will be held Wednesday, July 26, 2023 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette.
Mr. Woessner, age 82, died Friday, July 21, 2023 peacefully at his home in Gillette surrounded by his loved ones.
Paul was born in Cleveland, Ohio to William and Martha (Gatzke) Woessner. He was raised and educated in Ohio and after graduation from high school he attended Thiel College in Greenville, Pennsylvania. Paul served as an officer in the U.S. Navy. from 1965 - 1971. During his time in the Navy he taught at Naval Station Great Lakes and served aboard the USS Saratoga.
Following his honorable discharge from the Navy Paul worked primarily for AMAX Coal Company in Indianapolis, Indiana. Paul married Patricia Johnson on January 28, 1967 in West Allis, Wisconsin.
Paul has been a valued and active member of the Gillette community since 1997. He started Hometown Veterans. He was very active in Boys State and started the Gillette Chapter of the American Legion Windriders.
He was an avid mover, enjoying walks and cycling. Paul enjoyed traveling, especially driving across the country.
Paul will be missed by his wife Pat; children: Bill Woessner of Fairfax, Virginia, Leo Woessner of Centennial, Colorado and Cathy Fugere of Grandview, Texas; grandchildren: Elizabeth, Megan, Jennifer, and Andrew; great-grandchildren: Claire, Charlotte, and Cassie; siblings: Rick and Caroline as well as several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Memorials in Paul's name are suggested to benefit the American Legion Post #42 Honor Guard. Donations can be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th St., Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences can also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com