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Joanne "Jo" B. Wolfe

December 27, 1937 ~ December 21, 2021 (age 83)

Obituary

Joanne B. Wolfe of Pardeeville, passed away peacefully Tuesday, December 21, 2021, with her family at her side at Sauk Prairie Hospital.  She was born December 27, 1937 in Union Grove, Wisconsin; one of ten children born to George and Bernice Hepler.

At the age of two, Jo and her family moved to Pardeeville, where she grew up on the family farm on the outskirts of town overlooking Park Lake.  Jo and Charlie returned to part of that same farm where they called home for over forty years.  She often talked about her childhood, growing up in a large family and the love she had of her Grandma Jenny.  She met the love of her life - Charlie, who was in the US Air Force, and stationed at Truax Field in Madison.  They married on August 23, 1958, and raised two sons, Kevin and Mike.  They were proud to have been happily married 63 years.

Jo worked for the Wisconsin Department of Transportation and later retired as postmaster at the Pardeeville Post Office.  She enjoyed curling with her friends, was a den mother for the cub scouts, and was the secretary of the finance committee at her home church - - Pardeeville United Methodist Church.  After retirement, Jo enjoyed traveling with her husband and spending time with her `family.  She was an excellent cook and was known for her unbeatable potato salad.   Jo was small but very strong, and “Though she be little, she is fierce.”

She is survived by her husband, Charlie; her two sons Kevin (Debbie) Wolfe, Mike (Tracie) Wolfe, Grandson Waylon, Granddaughters Jenny (Luke) Marcoe, Amanda (Andrew) Wolfe and Kady Wolfe, and great grandsons Jude Marcoe and Ayden Wolfe, brother Dennis (Sue) Hepler, sisters Lois Woodman, Judy Manthey, Bev Barden, Yvonne (Mike) Duncan, sister-in-law Kathy Hepler, and many nephews, nieces and cousins.   She was preceded in death by her parents, and her brothers George Jr., Russ, Tony and John.

Per Jo’s wishes, inurnment will be private.  In lieu of flowers, and because Jo was an animal lover, memorials in Joanne’s name may be made to the Columbia County Humane Society, N7768 Industrial Rd., Portage, WI  53901.

 

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