DIXON – Harold Joseph Wolf, 77, of Dixon, died Monday, May 19, 2014, in his home, surrounded by his family. He was born June 21,1936, in Dixon, the son of John and Anna (Newhausen) Wolf. He had worked at Freeman Shoe Co., the Illinois Department of Transportation, and as a motor equipment operator for the City of Dixon’s Street Department for 27 years prior to his retirement in 1993.
Joe was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, Knights of Columbus Council 690, the Dixon Moose Club and the Young Democrats.
Joe enjoyed being outdoors. Topmost was camping with two grandchildren at a time each summer until all had their turn. Grandpa’s breakfast skills were No. 1. Joe was capable of running any equipment available. Fixing machinery was his main hobby. “Alice” (his tractor) really kept him busy.
After plowing snow for more than 30 years, he looked forward to wintering in Florida. Traveling to many different states and daily rides around the area were the best.
He married Theresa Wolf in Dixon on May 26, 1956.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Doreen Hoyle; four sisters, Carol Terranova, Sue Green, Judy Wolf and Katherine Freeman; and brother, Stanley Wolf.
Survivors include his wife; four children, Cynthia (Paul) Cooperrider of Boise, Idaho, Ralph (Diana) Wolf, Christine (Don Greenwalt) Wolfe, Suzette (Dale) Burgess and son-in-law, William Hoyle, all of Dixon; 17 grandchildren: Joelle, Jaclyn and Lucas Cooperrrider; Brandi Sanchez; Tiara and Joseph Wolf; Jenni Kruse; Melydi Huyett; Sarah Reid; Michelle Fassler; Kori Wolfe; Jennifer, Jamie and Michael Hamilton; Billy and Christal Hoyle; and Amy Evans; 18 great grandchildren; four sisters, Doris Freed, Mary Frey, Pat Deatherage, all of Dixon, and Joan (Wendell) Webb, of Rockford; two brothers, Dean (LaVonne) Wolf, of Dixon, and Delmar (Jeanie) Wolf of, Byron; sister-in-law, Joyce Wolf and brothers-in-law, Ray Green and Steve Terranova, all of Dixon.
Cremation rites have been accorded. Visitation will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, June 21, at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Dixon, with the Mass of Christian burial at 10 a.m. at the church, with the Rev. Bernard Sehr officiating. Burial of cremains will follow in Oakwood Cemetery in Dixon.
A memorial has been established to Hospice of the Rock River Valley.
Arrangements are being handled by Jones Funeral Home in Dixon.
Go to www.thejonesfh.com to send condolences.