Ralph James Wozniak, 85, of Athens, WI, passed away on May 16, 2022 at Our Way Assisted Living in Merrill, Wisconsin from natural causes. Ralph was born on December 5, 1936 to Theodore and Marie Wozniak in Athens, WI. Ralph was a graduate of Athens High School and worked, after high school, worked as a pinsetter at the Athens bowling alley. After graduation in 1955, he went on to be a long-standing employee at Marathon Cheese. Ralph loved to travel and visit with family and friends at family and community weddings, holidays, and other celebrations.
Ralph lived at his childhood home in Athens from his birth until he transitioned to assisted living care needs. Ralph was predeceased by his parents with his father passing in 1945 and his mother in 1983. Ralph was also predeceased by brothers Jack Wagner and William Wozniak, and sisters Eileen Chenevey and infant sister Doris. Ralph was never married and had no children of his own but treasured time and relationships with his nieces and nephews who survive. Ralph is survived by his sister-in-law Kay Wozniak, nephews and nieces KC Wagner, John Wozniak, Ann Wozniak, Michael Chenevey, Mark Chenevey, Joel Chenevey, Eric Chenevey, Paula Chenevey, Margaret Ness, John Chenevey, Peter Chenevey, and cousin Marilyn Koszuta.
Ralph was a life-long member of St. Anthony’s Church in Athens. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. Monday May 23, 2022 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, Athens. Rev. George Graham will preside. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Athens. Visitation will be on Monday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church. Burial will follow at Calvary Cemetery, Athens, WI.
Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at www.petersonkraemer.com.