HARTINGTON - Jesse W. Wolf, 69, Harlington, died Feb. 11, 2021, at his residence.
Mass of Christian Burial will be Feb. 19, at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Harlington, with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating.
Burial will be at approximately 2:30 p.m., at the St. Anthony’s Cemetery, Fairfax, S.D. Visitation will be Thursday, from 5-7 p.m., at the church, with a vigil service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services Friday. Face masks and social distancing will be required at the funeral and visitation. You may watch a livestream of the service at www.facebook. com/WintzRay/live.
Pallbearers will be Jim Wolf, Jared Wolf, Jon Wolf, Dave McGregor, Dave Rehnstrom and Ken Knelt’. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home, Harlington.
Jesse Warren Wolf was born May 6, 1951, to Dick and Evelyn (Pistulka) Wolf in Wagner, S.D. He grew up north of Fairfax, S.D., and then moved to Atkinson during his sophomore year of high school. Jesse graduated from St. Joseph’s High School, Atkinson, in 1969. He then attended Mount Marty University and graduated with a bachelor of science degree in biology in 1973. Jesse continued his education in Norfolk, where he received his master’s degree in administration. After his schooling, Jesse taught in Mitchell, S.D., for a semester and then moved to Hartington, where he worked for the rest of his career, except for a six-year period when he served as the President of the Nebraska State Education Association in Lincoln. Jesse married Loxi Laber June 16, 1989, in Hartington.
Jesse was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus. He was also very active in the senior citizen center in Hartington. He loved to dress up as Santa Claus around Christmas time and give out candy to children. He also enjoyed decorating for Christmas and making cookies and candies for all his nephews and nieces. Jesse enjoyed cooking, traveling with his family, history and fishing. He passed on his love of fishing by buying all of his nephews lifetime fishing permits for their 16th birthdays. Jesse was a very talented athlete during high school. He was part of the basketball team and was a great runner. He was also an avid bowler and softball player. Jesse and Loxi were very giving people. They donated to multiple non-profit organizations and set up a scholarship fund for Hartington students.
Jesse is survived by his wife, Loxi, Hartington; brothers, Jack (Linda) Wolf, Atkinson; Jay Wolf, Lincoln; sisters-in-law, Loy (Dan) Herrboldt, Freeman, S.D.; Connie (Vern) Handel, San Antonio, Texas; Loa (Marty) Arno, Vancouver, Wash.; Halee (Ron) Ribstein, Spearfish, S.D.; nephews, Jim (Erin) Wolf, Jared (Amy) Wolf, Jon (Hannah) Wolf; six great nieces, three great-nephews; aunts, Diane Williams, Dorothy Pistulka; and uncle, Don Hausmann.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant brother, Joseph Paul; infant sister, Sherry Jean; and Loxi’s parents, Leo and Dalphine Laber.