Howard J. Wolfe
Howard J. Wolfe, 92, a former town of Eau Pleine resident,
died Wednesday, March 30, 2016, at Whispering Pines Living Center in Plover.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, April 8,
at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Junction City, with the Rev. Timothy Roser
Visitation will be at the church from 10 a.m. Friday until
A memorial is established in his name for the
Hinek-Hertel-Krupka Post 468 of the American Legion.
Boston Funeral Home in Stevens Point assisted with
arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
Mr. Wolfe was born March 3, 1924, in the town of Eau Pleine,
a son of the late Jesse and Meta (Buelow) Wolfe. He grew up on the family farm
and attended schools in the area.
He was married to Johanna I. Bendickson Dec. 29, 1943, at
St. Paul Lutheran Church in Junction City. They shared 64 years of marriage
before she died Feb. 1, 2007.
He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was
stationed on the island of Okinawa.
Following his service, he and his wife purchased a farm in
1947 on Highway H in the town of Eau Pleine. He worked the land until the early
2000s. He also worked for Consolidated Papers Company in the Consoweld Division
until his retirement in 1986.
He was a longtime member of the Hinek-Hertel-Krupka Post 468
of the American Legion in Milladore.
He also served as an emergency fire warden for the Wisconsin
Department of Natural Resources for a state record 56 years.
Survivors include 10 daughters, Joan Clark, Kathy (John)
Marchel, Jane (Chris) Grezenski and Ann (Cliff) Wiernik, all of Stevens Point,
Carol (Tom) Albert, Junction City, Betty Johnson, Plover, Danna (Jeff Weisbrod)
Ward, Amherst Junction, Ruth (Jim) Jodarski, Berlin, Jeanette (Lenny) Moe,
Reedsburg, and Melody (Gary) Passineau, Evans, Colo.; two sons, Jim, Junction
City, and Jesse (Debbie), Stevens Point; 29 grandchildren; 67
great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandchildren.
He was also preceded in death by one brother, David; and two