Victor L. Wolf, 71, of Esmond, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013, at the home of his daughter and son-in-law, Joy and Robbie Perlichek, in Burlington after battling cancer for three and a half years.
Victor was born April 26, 1941, to John and Katie (Vetter) Wolfe in Esmond. Following graduation from Esmond High School in 1959, he ventured to California and worked at a fertilizer packaging plant for a short time. Upon returning to North Dakota he married MaryElaine Dorscher, the love of his life, on Oct. 17, 1960. They celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary prior to MaryElaine's death in April 2001. The couple made their home on a farm west of Esmond, where they farmed and ranched until Victor's health diminished.
Victor was a member of the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Esmond. He served on the Esmond Township Board, was a member of the Esmond Volunteer Fire Department and Sportsman Club. He was also a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Harvey and a social member of the Veterans Club in Harvey.
He loved every aspect of farming and ranching, visiting family and friends, going to bingo or the casino and spending time with his "special friend," Vi Burgess. He thoroughly enjoyed traveling the past few years, but above all, Victor loved spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Victor is survived by: his children, Joy (Robbie) Perlichek, of Burlington, Sherrell (Jim) Almond, of Minot, Wade Wolf (friend Donna Gray), of Fargo, and Shane Wolf (friend Kim Sundquist), of Lincoln; grandchildren, Mike and Jamie Solway, Jeremy (Crystal) Almond, Alyssa (Adam) Cool, Britney, Joe and Faith Almond, Jett Wolf, Chris (Brekka) Perlichek and Casey (fiancee Jenna) Perlichek; great-grandchildren, Aliyah Solway, Jaxton and Beckett Cool, Mary Almond and Chaylan Perlichek; his mother, Katie Wolfe, of Rugby; siblings, Pat (Janie) Wolfe, Elmer (Bea) Wolfe, Tim (Sandy) Wolfe, all of Esmond, Rosella (Mel) Fredenburg, of Fargo, Berneice (Dan) Reierson and Shirley (Rick) Brown, all of Minot; and special friend, Vi Burgess of Rugby.
He was preceded in death by: his wife, MaryElaine; father, John Wolfe; and a sister, Harriet Wolfe.
Mass of Christian Burial: Saturday, Feb. 23, at 10:30 a.m. at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Esmond.
Burial: St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery, Esmond.
Visitation: Today, Friday, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the church.
Rosary: Today, Friday, at 7 p.m., followed by a parish vigil service at 7:30 a.m., all in the church.
Nelson Funeral Home of Maddock is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be left at (www.thenelsonfuneralhome.com).