Warren Wolf, age 83 of Belle Plaine, passed away on Wednesday, December 9, 2020 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis. Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 15, 2020 at St. John Lutheran Church in Belle Plaine. Rev. Mark Johnson will officiate. Interment with military honors will be in Oakwood Cemetery. Masks and distancing will be required, seating is limited.
Warren Ralph Wolf was born on the family farm on August 28, 1937 to Arnold L. and Malinda (Kruschke) Wolf. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John Lutheran in Belle Plaine where he attended Sunday School and was active in the Luther League. His education began at a country school in Belle Plaine Township before going to school in town. He graduated from Belle Plaine High School in 1955. Warren attended Mankato State College, graduating with a degree in accounting in 1959. His career path began with Spors Company in Le Center. He then spent time in the US Army during the Berlin Crisis preceding his 30 years of employment with Jostens, and ended his working career with German Mutual Insurance Co.
While working in Owatonna at Jostens, Warren met his future wife Judy Sutlief of New Richland. On September 18, 1965 they were married at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in New Richland. In 1967 Jostens transferred Warren to Topeka, KS. While in Topeka, three children were born, Michael, Melanie & Melissa. In 1973, another transfer moved their family back to Minnesota where Warren worked at Jostens corporate headquarters, while residing in Apple Valley, MN. In 1979, Warren and his family moved back to Belle Plaine to a house they built on the Wolf family farm where he has since lived.
Warren was a community minded person and his list of volunteer activities is lengthy. He was a devoted member of St. John Lutheran Church; serving as a volunteer treasurer for 17 years, a Sunday school teacher, and Men’s Bible study leader. He was a charter member of the Lions Club when it began in Belle Plaine, a Junior Achievement volunteer, Boy Scout leader, a volunteer at the Food Shelf and served on the school board for 9 years. Warren was active in the American Legion, where he was currently serving as an officer and member of the honor guard.
Above all else in life, Warren treasured his faith in God and love for his family, to whom he was totally dedicated, and the wonderful friends he met along the way.
He is survived by his wife, Judy
Children: Michael (Chris) Wolf of St. Cloud,
Melanie (Matt) Fogarty of Belle Plaine,
Melissa (Mike) Blaszczak of Rosemount,
Grandchildren: Brittany (Patrick) Cashman of St. Cloud,
Dominick, Zachary and Jacob Fogarty of Belle Plaine
Ryan and Sam Blaszczak of Rosemount,
Great Granddaughter: Jocelyn Cashman of St. Cloud
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