Wayne A. Wolf, 78

Wayne A. Wolf, 78, of Jackson, died Monday, Nov. 1, 2010, at the Clement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center in Milwaukee.

He was born March 31, 1932, in West Bend to the late Anthony and Dolores (nee Held-Gonring) Wolf and married Mary Plavec on June 27, 1959, at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend.

Wayne attended Holy Angels School and West Bend High School. He entered the U.S. Army and served in Japan following World War II. After his discharge he worked at Amity Leather Products before working for Culligan Water for 24 years. He then purchased a resort in Minocqua and operated it with his wife for seven years until they moved to Prescott, Ariz. He worked at the VA Hospital in Prescott for 12 years until he retired and moved back to Wisconsin.

He was a proud 4th Degree member of the Knight’s of Columbus Council 1032 in Prescott, Ariz., and also the Our Lady of Holy Hill Assembly 1677. Wayne loved hunting and fishing and enjoyed stamp collecting. He and Mary enjoyed camping and were involved in interfaith camping.

Wayne is survived by his wife of 51 years, Mary; his three children, Judith Mary Wolf of Fort Atkinson, Alan Wayne (Amie) of Hollywood, Md., and Kathryn Ann (Mike) Virgil of Fort Atkinson; and three grandchildren, Jennifer Wolf of San Diego, Calif., Jason Virgil of Fort Atkinson and Jessie Virgil of Jefferson. He is further survived by two brothers, Denis Wolf of Apache Junction, Ariz., and Jim (Lynn) of Sarasota, Fla.; his sister, Diane (Orville) Burtard of Theresa; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Leona McFarlane of Geska, Minn., Joan Plavec of West Bend, Darlene Plavec of West Bend, James (Mary) Plavec of Berlin, Gladys Zinske of Chanhassen, Minn., and Mike (Mary) Plavec of West Bend; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held Thursday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Slinger with the Rev. Richard Stoffel presiding. Inurnment will be in Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Thursday, at the church only from 4 p.m. until 6:45 p.m.

In lieu of flowers memorials to the St. Jude's Children’s Hospital or Our Lady of Holy Hill Assembly 1677 Knight’s of Columbus.

The Schmidt Funeral Home of Jackson is serving the family. Online guestbook and condolences are available at www.schmidtfuneralhome.com.