John A. "Jack" Wolf

March 18, 1928 ~ November 11, 2019 (age 91)


John A. “Jack” Wolf, 91, of Duluth, died Monday November 11, 2019 in Essentia Health, St. Mary’s Hospital.  He was born in Duluth on March 18, 1928 to August and Mary Wolf.  Jack served in the US Army during the Korean War.  He worked for 51 years as an Engineer for the Northern Pacific Railroad and the Burlington Northern Railroad.  Jack was a member of Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary, the K of C, and the VFW.  He enjoyed watching basketball, baseball, and football, especially the Minnesota Vikings whom he held season tickets for on the 50-yard line for many years.  Jack loved his walks to Chester Bowl, his friends and his neighbors in the Chester Park neighborhood.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and his first wife Mary June Wolf.

He is survived by his wife Valrae Caple Wolf, son John “Jay” (Francoise) Wolf, Val’s children Ann (John) Tobin, Jill (Eric) Bergquist, Wesley (Hilde) Caple, and Stacy (Kevin) Knaack, 13 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be held on Sunday November 17, 2019 from 2PM to 4PM with a 3:30PM Rosary Recitation in Dougherty Funeral Home.  600 E. 2nd St. Duluth, MN 55805.  Visitation will continue Monday November 18, 2019 from 10AM until the 11AM Mass of Christian Burial in the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary.  2801 E. 4th St. Duluth, MN 55812.  Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery.  Military Honors will be Accorded by the Duluth Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank.  4503 Airpark Blvd. Duluth, MN 55811.   Arrangements by Dougherty Funeral Home.  218-727-3555.

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November 17, 2019

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Dougherty Funeral Home Duluth
600 East Second Street
Duluth, MN 55805

Mass of Christian Burial
November 18, 2019

11:00 AM
Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary
2801 E 4th St
Duluth, MN 55812-1599


Second Harvest Northern Lakes Food Bank
4503 Airpark Blvd, Duluth MN 55811
Tel: 1-218-727-5653

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