On Thursday February 18, 2021, Erv Woldt, 84, son, brother, uncle, great uncle, and cousin passed away peacefully at home with family by his side. Erv was born May 13, 1936, son of Oscar and Bertha (Van Dera) Woldt. He grew up in Appleton and graduated from Appleton High School. Erv transitioned from high school right to working the next week at the Appleton Coated where he worked for 37 years.
Erv’s true passion in life was his wonderful cottage on Pelican Lake, Wisconsin that he had for 51 years. He enjoyed deer hunting, ice fishing for walleyes in the winter, and perch fishing in the summer. He took great pride in his cottage and took amazingly great care of it inside and out as well as his house in Appleton. Erv held season tickets to the Packer games and not only did he attend the very first game at Lambeau Field he also attended the famous Ice Bowl game. He loved watching the Packers, Bucks, Brewers, and Badger games and was a true Wisconsinite fan. Erv was a charter member of St Thomas More Church in Appleton and volunteered his services at their annual picnic. Erv was a humble, kind, loving, gentle soul and was loved by everyone who knew him. He was also known for his humor and ability to make you laugh.
Erv is survived by a sister: Arlene (Don) Krull; a brother: Stanley (Sandra) Woldt; his special friend Ellie Miller; nieces and nephews: Tim (Debbie) Krull, Vicki (Gary) Nackers, Sharon Krull, Julie (John) Miller, Gregg (Linda) Woldt, Marcia Woldt, Jeff (Maureen) Woldt, Ken Woldt, and Scott Woldt. His special friend Ellie provided much joy in the last years of his life and together they made many special memories. Erv was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Bertha (Van Dera) Woldt, as well as many aunts and uncles.
The funeral liturgy for Erv will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday, March 1, 2021 at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, located at 1810 N. McDonald Street in Appleton. Family and friends are invited to visit on Monday morning from 9:00 AM until the time of the mass. Masks and safe distancing will be enforced. Following the mass, Erv will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Cemetery in Appleton.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund in Erv’s name is being established.