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March 3, 2021

2/2/2021 7:30:00 AM
Jill "Jillsy" A. (Hoffman) Wolfe

At the age of 81, Jill passed away on Saturday, Jan. 23, 2021 at home in Sheboygan Falls surrounded by family.

Jill was born on Aug. 29, 1939, in Green Bay, to the late Mr. and Mrs. Wallace Hoffman. Due to the tragic loss of her parents at age 3, she was raised by her grandparents Wallace and Theresa Hoffman.

Jill was a 1957 graduate of Green Bay West High School On Nov. 28, 1959 Jill married the love of her life of 57 years, Kenneth Wolfe. Following the birth of Ken Jr., Jill and Ken moved to Colorado Springs, Colo. where Ken was stationed with the US Army. In 1962 Mark was born. In 1963 they returned to Green Bay, and welcomed their daughter Tammy. In 1967 they moved to their lifelong home on Circle Drive, in Rhinelander, Wisconsin.

Jill worked 29 years at Saint Mary's Hospital in multiple capacities. She also was employed at Foster and Smith until retirement.

Jill enjoyed watching her husband play fastpitch softball, the Brewers, Badgers and the Green Bay Packers including attendance at the Ice Bowl. When her grandchildren were young, she attended their sporting events, concerts and graduations. Since grandchildren were the center of her life, Jill was inclined to offer advice frequently.

In her younger days, Jill enjoyed attending the Hodag Country Festival, participating in the annual Eckert Easter Egg Hunt and entertaining her life long, dear friends at her home and cottage on Enterprise Lake. Going to the Casino,playing card games and reading were favorite pastimes. Friends were always welcomed for her famous chicken or rib dinners at the Wolfe household .

During her 3-year stay In Sheboygan Falls, she was blessed to have several Ison family friends stop over to visit her, check in on Regi and drop off special treats.

Jill is survived by 3 children Ken (Deb) Wolfe Jr. of Wausau, Mark (Lisa) Wolfe of West DePere, and Tammy (Scott) Ison of Sheboygan Falls; six grandchildren - Sara, Andrew, Danielle, Kendra, Kaleb, and Nolan, in addition, her special pet companion Regi; three sisters- in- law: Susan (Ralph) Pace, Linda (Dean) Brooks, and Donna (Eddie) Wold. She is further survived by a nephew, nieces and other extended family, dear friends Helen, Bev, Tom/Barb,Twin Pines friends, Bill and Mary's friends, Green Bay special friends, work friends and childhood friend Helen (Kniskern) Foss.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Wolfe, her parents and grandparents, Frank and Esther Wolfe, Marie and Ken Nohr, brother-in-law Francis Wolfe and several cherished friends.

Due to COVID-19, a memorial service for Jill will be planned by the family at a later date to celebrate her life. A special thank you to Dr Karen Alexander/Heidi, Preceptor Health Care, Nurse Jessica for all your special care, and Cindy for giving your days to care and read with her and Regi.





Reader Comments

Posted: Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Article comment by: FLORENCE EBERT

OH HOW I LOVED WORKING WITH JILL FOR SO MANY YEARS AT THE HOSPITAL! SUCH A GREAT FUN LOVING PERSON, SHE HATED STORMS, I REMEMBER FINDING HER HIDING UNDER THE DELIVERY TABLE DURING ONE. WILL NEVER FORGET YOU WOLFIE!!

Posted: Friday, February 5, 2021
Article comment by: Patti Storm

Love you Jillsy! Big hug Wolfes! Love to you all! Patti

Posted: Thursday, February 4, 2021
Article comment by: Linda and Mike Doede

You will be sadly missed. From daily where’s my coffee, to where is ( Doctor?). I worked with Jill for 7 years. And had social get together after work. Cribbage the card game of choice. You will be missed. Thanks to all who took care of her.

Posted: Tuesday, February 2, 2021
Article comment by: Bruce Kotila

Dear Tammy and family,
It was my pleasure to have known “Wolfie”, worked with her, and provided medical care for her for many years in Rhinelander. She was one of those characters whom you could never forget, always cracking a joke, and rarely following medical advice. She especially loved talking about her granddaughters, and all their academic and athletic accomplishments.
She thoroughly enjoyed life and will be sadly missed.
Sincerely, Bruce Kotila MD




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