Wilbur C. “Bill” Nolte, age 96, of Plymouth, WI, passed away Saturday (Jan. 27, 2018) after a brief illness.

Bill was born on September 8, 1921 in Plymouth, a son of the late Henry and Arline (Brinkman) Nolte.

He graduated from Waldo High School in 1939, and served in the United States Army during World War II from 1942-1945.

On September 4, 1948, he married Virginia M. Roltgen at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth, enjoying 69 years together. The couple has resided in Plymouth all of their married life.

Bill enjoyed working at Sargento Cheese Company for over 20 years, retiring in 1989.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. Bill was a charter Member of the Church’s St. Vincent de Paul Society of which he was an active member serving others for close to 50 years. He also belonged to Plymouth VFW World Cheese Center Post #5612.

Bill was an avid sports fan, and especially enjoyed watching the Plymouth Flames baseball and his children and grandchildren’s softball games. Bill also enjoyed regular card games with his many friends right up to his passing.

He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and friend. He touched many lives and will be warmly remembered.

Survivors include his loving wife of 69 years: Virginia of Plymouth; One daughter: Kay (Guy) Miller of Sheboygan; Three sons: Bob (Susie) Nolte of Plymouth, Jay (Debbie) Nolte of Elkhart Lake and Tom (Mary) Nolte of Whitefish Bay. Grandchildren: Kelly (John) Moehn of Stockbridge, Josh (Kate) Miller of Sheboygan, Andrea (Aaron) Rodenkirch of West Bend, Paul (Marcy) Nolte of Cottage Grove, MN, Nick (Becky) Nolte of Cross Plains, Ryan (Ashley) Nolte of Grafton, Dr. Michael Nolte of Chicago and Kevin Nolte of Chicago. Great Grandchildren: Maggie, Abby, Gini and Charlie Moehn; Hannah, Hogan, Ryder and Emmaline Miller; Sam and Sophia Nolte; Danica and Dalton Nolte; Grace and Peter Nolte and Amelia and Alivia Rodenkirch. One brother: Jerry Nolte of Plymouth and one sister-in-law: Marcella Roltgen of Plymouth.

Bill is further survived by many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by one brother; James, One sister-in-law; Laura Nolte and one brother-in-law: Ken Roltgen.

Memorial Mass will be celebrated on Wednesday afternoon (Jan 31, 2018) at 1:00 P.M. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Plymouth. Rev. Philip Reifenberg, pastor of the church will officiate. Inurnment will be in St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Plymouth.

Friends may call at the church from 11:00 A.M. on Wednesday until the time of the Mass.

Military rites will be conducted by the VFW World Cheese Center #5612 of Plymouth following the Mass at church.

In lieu of flowers, Bill and his family would ask that memorial donations be made in his name to the St. Vincent de Paul Society at St. John the Baptist Parish.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Plymouth is serving his family. For online condolences, please visit www.suchonfh.com.

The family would like to thank Dr. George Schroeder, Dr. Mark Bettag, St. Nicholas Hospital and Hospice staff, Comfort Keepers, and the Sheboygan Senior Community Center staff for their compassionate care.

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