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Emmet John Wolf

April 30, 1927 — October 17, 2023

Cleghorn, IA

Emmet John Wolf

 

Emmet John Wolf, age 96 of rural Cleghorn, IA, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at Heartland Care Center in Marcus, IA, surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus. Father Timothy Pick will officiate. Burial will be at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery in Marcus, IA. Visitation with family present will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, at the church. A prayer service will be held at 7:00 p.m. Friday, following visitation. The Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus, IA, is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.greenwoodfuneral.com.

 

I, Emmet John Wolf, passed away on October 17, 2023 at age of 96 at Heartland Care Center in Marcus, IA. I spent my final moments peacefully while holding the hands of my Grandchildren. 

           

            I was born April 30th, 1927 on a farm south of Remsen, to Anna (Konz) Wolf and Cornelius Wolf. I graduated from Remsen St. Mary’s High School in 1945. Then I attended Loras College for one Semester before I returned home to the family farm. In 1951, I took my shorthorn steer Comando to the National Western Livestock Show, in Denver Colorado, and won. I was very Involved in 4H, in Cherokee county, and inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2002 after 60 years of service.

           

           While showing cattle, I was set up on a blind date with Mary Lu (Schrank) Wolf, who became the love of my life. On June 26th, 1951 we married at St Mary’s in Danberry, Iowa. We lived in Remsen for 1 year, then moved to Cleghorn, Iowa to Farm. I was dedicated to my farm and raising livestock for 80 years.  

           

            I enjoyed being involved in the community, especially with the Holy Name Catholic Church. I taught religion classes for many years and was involved with the Knights of Columbus. Teaching the importance of God to those in the community was important to me as I attended over 4000 services and masses throughout my long life.

 

I was preceded in death by: My wife of 64 years Mary Lu (Schrank) Wolf. My fourth son, Jay Emmet Wolf. My Parents, Ann (Konz) and Cornelius Wolf. My Parents-in-Law, Gertrude (Sexton) and Simon Schrank. My sister, Helen (Wolf) Bidinian. My Daughter-in-law and Ron’s Wife, Patricia Dawn (Wagner) Wolf. My Brother-in-law’s:Dorthry (Wolf) Kunkel’s Husband Dick Kunkel, Helen (Wolf) Bidinian’s Husband Chuck Bidinian, Delores (Wolf) Bohlke’s Husband Clayton Bohlke, Carol Jean (Wolf) Harris’s Husband Dale Harris, Jeanette (Wolf) Goodwin’s Husband Jim Goodwin, Mary Lu (Schrank) Wolf’s Brother Tom Schrank. My Granddaughters mother Sandie Stamer.   

 

Iam survived by five sons: Ron Wolf and his wife Virginia (Fontenot) Wolf in Abbyville, Louisiana. Tim Wolf, and his wife Mary Sue (Eddy) Wolf in Waukee, Iowa. Jeff Wolf, and his wife Keva (Vanivolue) Wolf in Marcus, Iowa. Scott Wolf, and his wife Nancy (Kalpain) Wolf in Rochester, Minnesota. Pat Wolf, and his wife Michele (Woodall) Wolf in Everly, Iowa. 

 

My seven Grandchildren, and three Great-Grandchildren: Tom Wolf, his wife Taylor (Hill) Wolf and their daughter Ivy Wolf in Abbyville, Louisiana. Matt Wolf, his wife Emily (Khan) Wolf and Seth Wolf in Abbyville, Louisiana. Peter Wolf, and his fiance Lisa Haefner in Denver, Colorado. Benjamin Wolf and his girlfriend Jessica Calhoun in Des Moines, Iowa. Anne Wolf and her boyfriend Alexander McLimans in Rochester, Minnesota. Zachary Wolf in Moorhead, Minnesota. Kacy (Wolf) Miller, her husband Zachariah Miller and their son Jaxon Emmet Miller in Paulina, Iowa. 

 

My Five sisters: Dorothy (Wolf) Kunkel in Remsen Iowa. Delores (Wolf) Bohlke in Le Mars, Iowa. Carol Jean (Wolf) Harris in Omaha, Nebraska. Jeanette (Wolf) Goodwin in Lincoln, Nebraska. My Brother Alvin Wolf and his wife Mary (Bachmann) Wolf. And my Sister-in-law: Norma (Donaldson) (Shrank) Railsback.

 

I am so thankful to God to have my mind sharp as a tack, up to my last breath. Books were balanced, I’s DOTTED and T’s CROSSED.

 

In Lieu of flowers, I request that memorials be made the Cherokee 4H Extension, the Cherokee Cattleman, or Holy Name Catholic Church.

 

I also want to give a special thanks to Heartland Care Center in Marcus and CRMC Hospice, especially Nurse Shelby. Even though my stay was short, they took wonderful care of me in my final time.  

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Past Services

Visitation

Friday, October 20, 2023

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Holy Name Catholic Church

102 N Elm St, Marcus, IA 51035

Visitation with family present will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. Friday, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, IA.

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Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, October 21, 2023

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

Holy Name Catholic Church

102 N Elm St, Marcus, IA 51035

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 21, 2023, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Marcus, Iowa

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Burial

Saturday, October 21, 2023

11:45am - 12:00 pm (Central time)

Burial will take place at Holy Name Catholic Cemetery, Marcus, IA.

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