Harlan H. ‘Harley’ Woyahn

Jan. 2, 1923 - Dec. 23, 2008

Harlan H. "Harley" Woyahn, a lifelong resident of Waukesha, died peacefully Tuesday, Dec. 23, 2008, at the Congregational Home in Brookfield at age 85. He was born Jan. 2, 1923, in Waukesha, the son of Rev. Henry and Lillian (nee Wiese) Woyahn.

Harley proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II and was awarded the Silver Star. After working for the Miller Brewing Co. as a sales executive for 25 years, he was co-owner and president of W.O.W. Distributing Co. for 10 years. Harley was very involved in the community. As a charter member of the Waukesha Tennis Association, he was a prime mover in the development of the Woyahn Tennis Center. He was an active member of Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church in Waukesha.

Harley will be sadly missed by his son, Lee (Kim) Woyahn of Waukesha, and their children, Jennifer, Kendra and Michael; his daughter, Cathy Woyahn of New York; and a brother, Burton (Jean) Woyahn of Waukesha. His is also survived by his special friend, Joanie of Waukesha.

He was preceded in death by his sister, Mona Schlosser; his parents; and former wife, Marcella (nee Erdman) Woyahn.

A memorial service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 2, at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, 700 Beechwood Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186, with fellowship following the service. The Rev. Arthur Koepsell will preside. Entombment will be held privately at Prairie Home Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the church (address above) or to the Woyahn-Arnold Scholarship Fund, c/o Waukesha Tennis Association, P.O. Box 1125, Waukesha, WI 53187-1125.

The family would like to extend their thanks for the special care given to Harley during the last two years by the staffs at Shorehaven, Avalon Square, Congregational Home and Hospice Advantage.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.