Obituary for Dennis J. Wolf

Dennis J. Wolf

Dennis J. Wolf, 66, of Marshfield, went to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ on Thursday, March 25, 2021, at his home in the Town of Richfield.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 am on Tuesday, March 30, 2021, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Marshfield, with Rev. Keith Kitzhaber officiating. The service will be live-streamed at The Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree Assembly will form a guard of honor at the church. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery. The visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 pm on Monday at Rembs Funeral Home, Marshfield and from 9:30 am on Tuesday until service time at Sacred Heart Church. The Knights of Columbus will recite the rosary at 6:30 pm on Monday at the funeral home.

Dennis was born on October 27, 1954, in Marshfield, the 13th son of Frank and Mildred (Foat) Wolf, and attended Loyal High School. He married Gloria M. Hofmann on May 3, 1975, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Loyal.

Dennis worked for 33 years at the UW Agricultural Research Station in Marshfield until his retirement in 2010. He relished hunting, fishing, camping, and outdoor activities with family and friends. He was a jack of all trades and lived for helping others. He was an integral member of the church, as a Mass server, being immersed in numerous committees, and cantored for decades, lending his voice in more ways than one. He was an active member of the Knights of Columbus John Eisen Council #1799 and the Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He was also a member of the Marshfield Eagles Club.

Dennis always had a kind word, a heartening smile, and a warm handshake for everyone he met. He lived by his faith for God and family and shaped countless treasured memories during his fruitful time on this earth. He was therefore often surrounded by those he loved, and they, in turn, admired him for his generosity and kindness. He was the kind of man whose opinion and high regard others sought to have. His accomplishments were many and his greatest legacy lives on in the hearts and actions of the many people he inspired. Although dearly missed, his friends and family are eternally grateful for the blessing of having Dennis in their lives.

He is survived by his wife, Gloria, and their children, Jacqueline (Mike) Fitzgerald of Spencer, Wendy (Daniel) Bautch of Neillsville, Marie (Adam) Walsh of Arpin, Peter (Jessica) Wolf of Dresser, WI, Keith (Kaitlin) Wolf of Arpin, Luke (Samantha) Wolf of Stevens Point, Lisa (Chad) Kowalski of Marshfield, and Benjamin (Sarah) Wolf of Marshfield. He is also survived by 17 grandchildren, Brittany, Jasmine, Katelynn, and Ashley Fitzgerald, Mae and Dana Bautch, Gavin and Colin Walsh, Porter Wolf, Brodie, Reed, and Parker Wolf, Lily and Tristan Wolf, and Emma, Elsa, and Theo Kowalski. He is further survived by his brothers and sisters, Norman (Monica) Wolf, Irene Breu, Mary (Roy) Rasmussen, Arnold (Delores) Wolf, Laurette (Charlie) Gleisner, Larry Wolf, Rachelle (Randy) Haslow, Clarice (Dick) Clark, Randal (Rosemary) Wolf, and Renee (Rodney) Schoen.

He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Virginia Schmitz, June Marvin, Janet Metcalfe, and Delores Kautzer, and a brother Patrick Wolf.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Future Family Life Program at Sacred Heart Church.

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