Willman Petzoldt

Tuesday, August 3, 2004

Willman R. Petzoldt, 72, of Jackson died Monday, Aug. 2, 2004, at his home.

He was born Aug. 5, 1931, in Pocahontas, Mo., son of Rudolph A. and Rosalie Kain Petzoldt. He and LaVerne Leimbach were married Jan. 26, 1957. She died April 11, 1985. He and Jettie Felty Holt were married Jan. 1, 1987.

Willman was inducted into the U.S. Marine Corps Feb. 1, 1952, in Cape Girardeau, and served in Korea. He was honorably discharged Jan. 31, 1954, at Camp Pendleton, Calif.

He worked several years at Missouri Dry Dock in Cape Girardeau and Penzel Construction Co. in Jackson. He then worked 24 years as a bridge foreman for County of Cape Girardeau, retiring June 1, 1997.

Willman was a lifelong member and former council member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Pocahontas. He was a member of Altenthal-Joerns American Legion Post in Jackson.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Daniel Petzoldt of Victorville, Calif.; a stepson, Keith Holt and wife Angie of Gordonville; two stepdaughters, Jeanne Deimund and husband Mitchell of Sun Prairie, Wis., Julie Holt of Nashville, Tenn.; a granddaughter, Kristin Adams; three stepgrandchildren, Bryant Holt, Aaron Deimund and Amanda Wunderlich.

Also surviving is a brother, Raymond Petzoldt and wife Donna of Jackson; three sisters, Mabel Steffens of Frohna, Mo., Marjorie Lohmann and husband Willis of Farrar, Mo., and Violet Sanders of Perryville, Mo.

He was preceded in death by a son, David Petzoldt; two brothers; and a sister.

Friends may call at McCombs Funeral Home in Jackson from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, and Thursday after 9:30 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Pocahontas.

The funeral will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at the church, with the Rev. Albert Nyland officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery, with graveside military honors.

Expressions of sympathy may take the form of contributions to St. John's Lutheran Church.