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Warren H. Wolf

October 8, 2020 | 26 comments

Warren H. Wolf, age 73 passed away in Onalaska, WI on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 with his wife Diane and family dog MuShu at his side. Warren grew up in Brillion, WI, son of Clarence and Jo Wolf and received his BS degree at UW-Oshkosh and MS degree at the University of Illinois. He was a Math Instructor in the Kimberly School District for 12 years, where he met and married Diane (Kane) in 1974. His teaching career continued at the Western Wisconsin Technical College in La Crosse, WI for 22 years. Warren was a long-time member of the Lions Clubs International-Onalaska and loved to play cards at the Harry J. Olson senior center in La Crosse. In retirement Warren enjoyed going to the YMCA, bowling, golfing, and volunteering at Mayo Clinic Health System, La Crosse.

Warren was a friend to all who met him and will be missed by many, especially his wife of 45 years Diane (Kane); brother Roger Wolf (Two Rivers, WI), aunt Betty Wolf (Brillion, WI). In-laws: David & Patricia Kane (Neenah, WI), Joel & Debra Franckowiak (Traverse City, MI). Nieces: Amanda Wolf, Rachael (Scott) Lubag, Jennifer (Jude) Miron, Wendy (David) Mader, Kara (Jesse) Reed, Kelsi (Ken) Wisniewski, and Korie Franckowiak. Nephew: Matthew (Krystal) Kane. Great Nieces and Nephews: Violet, Mason, and Dottie Lou Mader, Reece, Evan, Liam and Gavin Miron, Kaiba Kane and Michael and Bradley Reed and very special friend/family member Barb Wenzel, who could always make him smile.

He is preceded in death by his Parents, Clarence & Jo Wolf; In-laws, Richard & Rita Kane, and Sister-in-law, Terry Wolf.

A Celebration of Life will be planned at a later date and Memorials may be designated for Lions Clubs International, and St. Croix Hospice.

Diane is very grateful to the staff from St. Croix Hospice, Bright Star and Recover Health for the compassionate care they provided.

Online Condolences can be made in the comments below.



  1. Katie Hamilton

    I am so sorry to hear about Warren’s passing, Diane. I enjoyed getting to spend time with both of you when I was growing up and have many fond memories of golfing with you and Warren. I’m sending you lots of love.

    • Louise Sonday

      I WILL miss his HAPPY face!! That is one thing Warren always wore! A happy smile!! He was friends to everyone he met! He enjoyed being at Lake Neshonoc every season!! I am sure he was a GREAT passionate teacher!! REST IN PEACE, WARREN!! Will see you again!!

  2. Meri

    Just thinking of you. 🥰🥰🥰

  3. Karen Kettelson

    So very sorry to learn of Warren’s passing. He was a friend to all who met him. Warren was such a kind man. He will be missed. May he Rest In Peace and may you find comfortable in your lovely memories of a great man.

  4. Paul Dunham

    His smile says it all. What a great friendly person. My condolences Diane. He was always a pleasure to be with.

    • Darlene Starch

      Diane, you have my deepest sympathy! I am sorry to hear of Warren’s passing! His smile would light up a room. I remember good times at some of our state AFT meetings! Warren was a dedicated member!

  5. Laurie Brindle

    Warren was a man whom I admired and respected for years. His sense of humor, zest for life, and respect for all people were above reproach. I will miss the times playing Yam Slam with him. He was competitive, but in a fun way. I truly enjoyed listening to his stories of the baseball trips with my dad and their other dear friends.
    I will miss him dearly.

  6. Rose and Mike Levendoski

    We are so sorry to hear of Warren’s passing. It’s been several years now since we have seen the two of you; however, have fond memories of Lions gatherings with bth of you. Warren was a vey giving man who always had a smile and kind words for everyone he came in contact with. Blessed be his memory.

    Rose and Mike Levendoski

  7. Jerry & Peggy Kain

    Diane, our condolences on the passing of Warren. It has been awhile. Please accept our prayer and sympathy during this time grieving.

    Jerry & Peggy

  8. Ed & Ruthmary Priebe

    Diane, you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Warren was such a wonderful man and neighbor.
    Please let us know if there is anything we can do.
    Take care

  9. Donna Herman

    I was so saddened to hear that Warren passed away, Diane! I always enjoyed working with him when we volunteered with Mayo in the surgery waiting room. He was so friendly and helpful to all the families there each week! I’m sure that was his nature with all his activities so I know he will truly be missed by many! Thoughts and prayers during this difficult time!

  10. Amy White

    I sure enjoyed Warren! I had a special connection with him since he had taught math and I was going to school to do that when I met him. I really loved his smile and enthusiasm for both math and bingo! Dianne, I am sorry for your loss.

  11. Sue kline

    So sorry to hear about Warren…. enjoyed seeing you guys at the. campground and of course enjoyed visiting with him when he volunteered at mayo….,prayers and hugs to you

  12. Elaine George

    Warren was one of the “good guys” who brought enthusiasm and smiles to his volunteering at Mayo. He may be gone but he will never be forgotten.

  13. Mary Irish

    I’m so sorry, Diane, to hear about Warren. I knew him in several ways. He was a joy to work with at Western, he was also a terrific instructor, which I can attest to because I took one of his classes, but best of all I was blessed to have him as a friend. He was always so fun to be around and a bright spot in my day.

  14. Mary A Braithwaite

    Diane, I am so sorry to hear about Warren. He was such a great office mate and such a kind person.h

  15. Jason Rouvel

    Diane, my thoughts are with you. Warren and I shared an office for several years before retirement, and I’m so thankful to have gotten to know him during that time. There are so many things about Warren that I respect, and so many ways he made people laugh. WW was one-of-a-kind; a real blessing to those who had the pleasure to know him.

  16. David Bates

    Diane, Jackie and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Warren. He was such a great, kind-hearted person who brought joy to those around him. Full of laughter and caring, with a soul that was so giving. Many fond memories of Warren are in our thoughts, such as working together at Western, golf outings, card parties, and fun gatherings with both of you.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Cheryl Fosler


    All of us at Harry J. Olson euchre group would like to send you our condolences. We enjoyed having Warren in our group. He always seemed to have a good time, and was a good card player. We all considered him a friend.

  18. Julie Short

    Diane, Mike and I were heartbroken to hear about the passing of Warren. We all had so many good times together back in the Kimberly days! He will surely be missed. Please know that we are thinking of you at this sad time.
    Julie and Mike Short

  19. Jeff and Sandy Wall

    Our hearts are very saddened by the news of our beautiful friend, Warren. Heaven’s Angels are celebrating a beautiful sole that has left this earthly journey. Jeff and I have been truly blessed to see our smiling face of Warren come into the YMCA many days of the week and mostly at the same time(unless his ride was late picking him up) our dear Warren would always stop to talk with our incredible running group. With all of this pandemic stuff, we have truly missed many of these moments which breaks our hearts deeply. Our prayers are with Warrens loved ones and please know our lives have been so blessed by getting to know Warren. RIP Warren

  20. Jerrilyn Parsons Brewer

    I was saddened to hear about Warren’s passing. I had the privilege of working with him at Western Technical College for 20+ years. He was an excellent mathematics instructor who cared deeply about his students and their learning. Warren always had a smile on his face and a friendly greeting to share. He made a positive difference in many people’s lives. My heartfelt sympathy goes out to you and your family, Diane.

  21. RJ Miller

    Our hearts are broken. We shall miss Warren’s big smile coming over to our running group at the Y. His gentle personality and cute laugh always made us smile. We especially loved it on “birthday celebration” day when we “forced” him to take a cookie or treat. As often as possible we talked him into posing with us for the “group” picture. The pictures we took with Warren shall always bring a smile to our faces. Warren was a gift to our group and his memory shall always be treasured. Thank you for sharing him with us.

  22. Karen A Kaiser

    So sorry to hear about Warren. I remember him coming to my office every February with a big smile on his face to sell me Lion’s Club Fishing Derby tickets. Always think of him at that time of year. Take care.

  23. Dennis Butterfield

    So sorry to hear about Warren I miss picking him up for bowling and spending time with him, Diane if you need anything feel free to call prayers for you take care and be well Dennis

  24. Victoria (VIcky) Danielson

    My deepest sympathy to you, Diane. I was saddened when I received an email from Jason R that Warren had passed away. Warren was a colleague and office mate at WWTC for almost all my years there. Yes, he was a friend to all he meet! He brought fun and laughter to our office space. His love for teaching and concern for his students was always evident. He was a kind soul! In introduced me to Roy Orbison when he played Roy’s music in our office space! I recall both of your efforts for Lion’s Club! My thoughts and prayers are with you, Diane.

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