Bryan Woelkers, 45, of Punta Gorda, Florida, passed away on Day, March 31, 2019.
Bryan was born in Hackensack, New Jersey, on October 10, 1973. After graduating high school, Bryan heeded his country’s call to service. He joined the U.S. Navy, and served during the Persian Gulf War aboard the USS Saratoga and the USS Theodore Roosevelt, and remained with the Navy six years. After serving his country, he returned to Arizona where he resided, and moved eventually to Southwest Florida where he has lived for 20 years.
Bryan is survived by a son, Adam Woelkers, father, Burton Woelkers, mother, Shirley (Sp. Don) Andrews, sisters, Jill (Jason Hopkins) Jelen and Brandie (Sp. Brad) Lahr, maternal grandmother, Helen Amor, a granddaughter Allyson Woelkers, nieces, Amber and Caralyn Jelen, and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and extended family members and friends from New Jersey, Arizona and Florida.
Visitation will be held Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 2 to 3 p.m. with Funeral service to follow at 3p.m., at Roberson Funeral Home, Punta Gorda Chapel at 215 Mary Street in Punta Gorda with military honors by a U.S. Navy Honor Guard.
Friends may visit online at www.robersonfh.com to extend condolences to the family. Arrangements are by Roberson Funeral Homes & Crematory, Punta Gorda Chapel.