In loving memory of

Emily Wolf
June 30, 1925 - October 20, 2020

Emily Ann Wolf, 95 of Rochester, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 20, 2020 at Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth.

Emily Ann Kubisiak was born June 30, 1925, in Mandan, North Dakota to Valentine and Emelia (Dinius) Kubisiak. On May 21, 1955, she married John J. Wolf at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Dickinson, North Dakota. Mrs. Wolf moved with her husband to Rochester in December, 1997. She was a member of Pax Christi Catholic Church in Rochester.

Emily is survived by her three sons, Timothy (Gloria) of Le Center, MN, Paul of Rochester, MN, Robert (Sherry) of Rochester, MN; two daughters, Mary (Will) Moss of Rochester, MN, Ann (Greg) Schulze of Fargo, ND; eleven grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. Emily is also survived by her sisters, Dorothy Magelky, Joyce Eglin, Judith (Wayne) Busse, Dorothy Podolanchuk; numerous nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. Emily was preceded in death by her husband, John on September 19, 2012 and by her three brothers, Leo, James and Theodore.

A funeral service will be held 3:00 p.m. Friday, October 23, 2020 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home, 5421 Royal Place NW, Rochester, MN. Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. until time of the service. Burial will be at Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date. Memorial contributions may be made to Home on the Range, 16351 I-94, Sentinel Butte, North Dakota 58654. The funeral will be livestreamed through Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home's Facebook page. Due to Covid-19, masks will be required and social distancing will be observed. Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home is honored to be serving the Wolf family. To share a special memory or condolence, please visit


Linda Williams wrote on Jan 7, 2021:

"I'm so sad to hear of Emily's passing and didn't know anything about it till I got the Christmas card I had sent returned to me. She was my Mom's (Amelia Gerdts (Landize))best friend in North Dakota as young girls. Mom always spoke so highly of Emily and after my Mom's passing I continued to send Christmas cards to her. Prayers to her family and friends."

Lonette Wolf-Heiden wrote on Oct 23, 2020:

"Your mother was so kind! She would always call when they traveled through Fergus Falls when they were on their was to visit in the cities. Great memories. Think of you often Mary. My deepest sympathy , Lonette"

Dave Bhaskaran wrote on Oct 23, 2020:

"Mrs. Wolf was a special person! I was lucky and honored to meet her lots of times! She loved the pumpkins and it was great to see her with one in the media tribute! My condolences to the family in this tough time. Dave Bhaskaran "

Christian Kostelecky wrote on Oct 23, 2020:

"Thinking of all of you and of good memories in the basement of the Wolf house. Was always such a welcoming place for us when we grew up. Thoughts and prayers - Christian Kostelecky."

Michael Wolf wrote on Oct 23, 2020:

"Watching the funeral service and thinking of all the great memories as a child growing up with your family! Your mom and dad were such nice people and we?re always so good to all of us Bowman Wolfs when we came to visit. Your mom was the sweetest lady and she will be greatly missed. Please know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Michael Wolf "

Susan Nelson wrote on Oct 23, 2020:

"I am with you in spirit as you say goodbye to your sweet mom. She was always so thoughtful, caring and kind and I treasured the visits we would have when she came to Fargo. I also have great memories of the many Wolf grandkids getting together in Dickinson and remember being at your home. She was a special person and will be missed. Love, Sue"

Nancy Kelly wrote on Oct 22, 2020:

"It?s been what seems like forever since I?ve seen you all. My heart goes out to you all. She was one of kind and a special lady. I have wonderful memories of her and you all. So very sorry we won?t be at the funeral but will be watching on Facebook. "

Kathy Kubisiak Phillips wrote on Oct 22, 2020:

"Love, sympathy and prayers to you all. "

Karen Selensky wrote on Oct 21, 2020:

"Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Prayers are with you. Karen Kubisiak Selensky "

Donna Hammel Deen wrote on Oct 21, 2020:

"My deepest sympathy and prayers for your loss. "

Alene Stranik wrote on Oct 21, 2020:

"To all of Emily's children and their families, My deepest sympathy and prayers at this time. I always enjoyed visiting with your mother when I was in Rochester. She never forgot my birthday and aways sent a card. Her handwriting was beautiful and very precise even in her senior years. When I was in town, she always insisted I come for a meal. It was a joy to visit with her. Emily , may you rest in peace. Love, Alene"

Howard Hammel wrote on Oct 21, 2020:

"Nice lady ??"

Tom Kubisiak wrote on Oct 21, 2020:

"Sorry to hear of the passing away of my Aunt Emily. When I was a kid we used to go to Dickinson from Bismarck with my parents, Jim and Marie Kubisiak and my 5 brothers and sisters and would visit Aunt Emily and Uncle John and all the cousins: Tim, Paul, Robert, Mary and Ann . In addition to her being a wonderful Aunt, she was my Godmother. Throughout the years I would occasionally correspond with her and admire her excellent cursive handwriting. She was always polite, exact and had a wonderful smile. Visited her a last time with my Dad (Jim) and sister Kath a few years ago while taking my Dad to Mayo Clinic. Saw Uncle John then too . I was impressed when we had dinner at her house with other family members and she got up on a chair to reach into a high cupboard for a plate or bowl . She was already around 90. Amazing ! She was a wonderful person and I always thought she was very special. With love to the family. - Tom Kubisiak and my wife Georgina Ottaviano. "

Dick and Karen Hammel wrote on Oct 21, 2020:

"Aunt Emily was such a caring person. I always enjoyed our visits (mostly by phone) after the move to Minnesota. We will always treasure the time spent with her. Sending hugs and prayers. Dick and Karen Hammel"

Carol Hammel wrote on Oct 21, 2020:

"Prayers ??? for the family"

Sister Mary Kate Wolf wrote on Oct 20, 2020:

"I will always remember how my grandma would address her letters to me using my middle name which I shared in common with her. After I learned how to read she wrote her letters to me using her printing, all in caps, until I could read her handwriting. She told me once that she wrote weekly to her children and monthly to her grandchildren and I experienced that she did so faithfully. Grandma Wolf taught me how to live with dignity. Even to advanced age, while she was still able, her hair was neatly done, a little makeup tastefully and never taking any little service or favor offered to her for granted. I will miss her and am grateful she is now at peace."

Gale Berger wrote on Oct 20, 2020:

"Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you. She was a special lady. Randy and Gale Berger"