Obituary: Jack Wahr, 81, Green Bay, Wis., formerly of Manistee.

March 7, 2019

Jack Wahr

Obituary: Jack Wahr, 81, Green Bay, Wis., formerly of Manistee.

Jack Wahr of Green Bay, Wis. passed away peacefully on March 7, 2019.  Jack was the son of the late Frank and Charlotte (Roy) Wahr. Jack was born on October 11, 1937.

Jack grew up in Manistee and then attended Ferris State University.  After college he joined the U.S. Army and was stationed at Fort Hood, Tex..  After the Army he found his way to Green Bay, Wis. where he worked for H.C. Prange Co. and Younkers for a combined 40+ years.

While working at Prange’s he met the love of his life Kathy “Winky” (Plombon).  They were married in 1970 and had 48 wonderful years of marriage. Jack was very involved in the community through Rotary and was the founder of the Men’s Closet which helped unemployed individuals have the proper clothes to go on job interviews.  He helped out numerous members of the community many times without any recognition which is exactly how he wanted it.

Jack’s survivors are his wife Kathy; sons Jeff (Holly Moore) of Elmhurst, Ill., and John (Kristine Knighton) of Charlotte, N.C.; loving grandchildren Erik, Mallory, Katherine, Jack, and Emma.  

He was preceded in death by his twin sister Jean (Benson) Wahr.

Family and friends may visit at Cotter Funeral Home, 860 N Webster Ave, De Pere, on Monday, March 11, from 4  until 7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. with Father Richard Getchel officiating. Cotter Funeral Home and Cremation Care is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at

In lieu of flowers please make donations to St. Vincent Foundation- Diaiysis Center, PO Box 11706, Green Bay, WI  54307.