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William Wozow

July 20, 1942 — March 26, 2023

Arvada

William (Bill) Robert Wozow, aged 80, left this earth on March 26, 2023 after a wonderful evening with his family that he adored. He was born July 20, 1942 to David and Mabel Irene (Sjostrom) Wozow in Newport, Washington. In 1962 he married Ruth Ann Neal and began their beautiful family.

As very young boys, Bill and his brother Henry started working. They cut fence posts, hayed in the fields, and even moved a sheep camp in the mountains. They were not a stranger to hard work. After Bill graduated from Kellogg High School in 1961, he immediately went into the mining industry of the area and quickly became a miner’s miner. During this time, he also raced motorcycles and enjoyed hunting game with his friends.

Bill’s profession in the mining industry allowed him to travel the United States and the world but was a homebody at heart and welcomed retirement close to his family. He loved golfing, driving his ’57 Chevy, and cheering on Gonzaga basketball.

Bill is survived by his wife of 61 years Ruth Ann Neal, daughters Deborah (James) Polson, Staci (Willis) Wetzler, granddaughter Stephanie (Kenneth) Ritz, grandson James Jordan Polson, and beloved great-granddaughters Eliana and Makenna Ritz, sister Linda (Michael) Mckee, brothers Henry (Pattie) Wozow, Charles (Jayne) Wozow, Gary (Carol) Wozow, Edward (Elisa) Wozow. He is also survived by several nieces, nephews, cousins, and dear friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Sybil, niece Kimberly.

In his heart Bill was always a caretaker and protecter of his family and will be sorely missed. As one friend recently said, “They don’t make men like Bill anymore. Physically tough but loved his family dearly.”

Funeral services will take place at King of Glory, 10001 58th Avenue in Arvada, Colorado 80004, on Friday, April 14, 2023, 11:00 am followed by a reception in the church hall. Donations in Bill’s memory may be made to King of Glory; Bethlehem Lutheran School, 2100 Wadsworth Boulevard, Lakewood, CO 80214; or the charity of your choice.

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Friday, April 14, 2023

Starts at 11:00am (Mountain (no DST) time)

King of Glory Lutheran Church

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