Mary Lu (Schrank) Wolf was born June 8, 1929 in Battle Creek, IA, the daughter of Gertrude 'Gert' (Sexton) and Simon 'Simp' Schrank. She was raised on a farm in Danbury, IA. She graduated from Danbury Public School in 1947, and was a proud member of the cheerleading squad that cheered at the State Basketball Tournament in 1947 when their team defeated Dowling 27-24 in the quarterfinal, and then went on to take 3rd place in the Iowa City Field House, defeating Ottumwa 28-27.
Mary Lu married Emmet John Wolf on June 26, 1951 at St. Mary's Church in Danbury. They lived in Remsen for one year, and then moved to Cleghorn, IA, where they farmed and raised their six boys. She worked as a Registered Nurse in Mapleton, LeMars and Cherokee for over 60 years. She inspired, trained, consoled, healed and nurtured--touching so many lives.
She passed way at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center on August 20, 2015, at age 86.
Preceding her in death were her parents, a son, Jay Emmet Wolf, and a brother, Tom Schrank.
She is survived by her husband of 64 years, Emmet; her 5 sons: Ron (Virginia) Wolf of Abbeville, LA, Tim (Mary) Wolf of Waukee, IA, Jeff (Keva) Wolf of Cleghorn, IA, Scott (Nancy) Wolf of Rochester, MN, and Pat Wolf (special friend Tina Wallace) of Anthon, IA; 7 grandchildren: Tom and Matt Wolf, sons of Ron Wolf and Dawn Wolf, Peter and Benjamin Wolf, sons of Tim and Mary, Anne and Zachary Wolf, daughter and son of Scott and Nancy, and Kacy Wolf, daughter of Pat; her extended family members at the Cherokee Regional Hospital.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to the Mary Lu Wolf Memorial Nursing Scholarship, in care of Emmet Wolf 4714 I Ave., Cleghorn, IA 51014 Thank you.
Monday, August 24th at 10:30 a.m.
Holy Name Catholic Church, Marcus
Father Dan Guenther
2:00 until 5:00 p.m., Sunday, August 23rd at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus.
There will be a rosary at the funeral home at 3:00 p.m. The family will be present from 3:00 until 5:00, and a prayer service will follow the visitation at 5:00 p.m.
'How Great Thou Art'
'On Eagle's Wings'
'Be Not Afraid'
Holy Name Cemetery, Marcus