Madonna M. Wolfe – Worthington

Madonna M. Wolfe, 85, of Worthington, Iowa died Wednesday, December 30, 2015 at home.

Visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday, January 3, 2016, at Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW in Dyersville where a parish vigil service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Monday, January 4, 2016 from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 4, 2016, at St. Paul Catholic Church, Worthington, Iowa with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Quint will officiate.

Madonna was born March 3, 1930, in Worthington, Iowa the daughter of Raymond and Marie (Schwendinger) Hogan. She married Edgar “Ted” Wolfe on June 6, 1950 in Worthington, Iowa.

Survivors include her children: Becky (Keith) Krapfl of Dubuque, Tom (Linda) Wolfe of Cedar Rapids, Karen (Tim) Anderson of Delhi, Peg (Rick) Parsons of Hopkinton, Ellen Kurt fiancé Nick Hillebrand of Cedar Rapids, Kris (Pat) Thielen of Sun Prairie, WI, 17 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, brother: Robert Hogan of Worthington, in-laws: Nicholas (Rose) Wolfe of Cascade and Robert (Pat) Wolfe of Dubuque.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Edgar in 2001, granddaughter Sarah Wolfe in 2012, her parents, parents in law Nicholas and Apollonia Wolfe, siblings: James Hogan, Patricia (Marvin) Gassmann, Joyce Digmann, in-laws: Ernie, Harold, Richard Wolfe, Evelyn (Jim) Graff and Kathleen (Am) Hess, Violet (Don) Leytem

Mom was strong, kind and generous. She had great character and wit. Her heart was bigger than the community she so loved and lived in for all her 85 years. Her love of reading inspired her to campaign for and eventually open the small Worthington library. Her accomplishments were many, but the greatest was opening her home and heart to those who needed her. She and dad welcomed her brother, Bob and many nieces and nephews into our home. Together we were raised as one family, the way it should be. She will forever live in all our memories and hearts. Thank you to Dr. Kukla, Dr. Miner and your staffs for the extraordinary care you gave to mom and to Hospice of Dubuque for your kindness and compassion. A special thanks to our uncle, Bob who took great care of mom for so many years. We love you.

Memorials may be directed to Camp Courageous of Iowa, Aiming for a Cure Foundation or St. Paul Parish in Worthington.

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