Gene L. Wolf


Gene Lester Wolf, age 71, died Friday, August 13, 2021 surrounded by loved ones at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St Marys Campus.

Gene was born on September 27, 1949 in St. Paul, Minnesota to William and Marjorie (Rixmann) Wolf. He attended and graduated from Hudson High School in 1967. He served in the US Air Force from 1967-1971. Honorably discharged from security forces in 1971. He lived in Hudson, WI, New Richmond, WI, Twin Cities area and the last 11 years in Rochester, MN. He was a business owner.

Gene was an avid golfer, artist and Green Bay Packer fan. Most proud of his son & grandchildren. Everyone was a friend! He was a member of American Legion, Rochester Eagles Club and National Ski Patrol.

Gene is survived by his son, Chris (Erica) Wolf of Rochester, MN; 2 grandchildren, Ethan and Emerson Wolf of Rochester, MN; sister, Anne “Bunny” Russel from Tucson, AZ; and nephew, Scott Betterley of Tucson, AZ.

Gene is preceded in death by his parents, William and Marjorie Wolf.

A graveside service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 30, 2021 at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN. Following the graveside service will be a social gathering for friends and family.

Rochester Cremation Services is assisting the family with arrangements. Memories and condolences of Gene may be shared at

7 thoughts on “Gene L. Wolf

  1. Gene was the welcoming committee of the Trollhaugen National Ski Patrol back in the 1990s. Being new to an organization not knowing anyone can be a challenge, not with a man like Gene Wolf. First day of orientation Gene walked right up, shook my hand, “Hi I’m Gene, welcome to the ski patrol…Your coming out with us after class and have a beer with us…Right?” Always a positive attitude, and no challenge to big. Gene was a great man with a great personality. When ever I think of Gene Wolf I smile, even when Chris notified me of his death, I read the details, he was outside with friends…perfect. A privilege to have known Gene Wolf and a blessing when he called you friend. When we meet again, We’ll ski perfectly groomed snow until exhausted, then the first round is on me Gene!

  2. Couldn’t say it better than Linda and Tom! I’m going to miss visiting with him very much! He helped in so many ways!

  3. Gene. Was a saint. Loved by everyone see you gene on the other side we miss your smile. You were amazing man. Until then. Memories.
    Love tricia anna furlow

  4. To Chris, Africa and family,

    Living at Fontaine Towers and being a friend of Gene’s was always so much fun! He was always happy and loved life. He is so missed here. I will see you one day my friend!


    Doris Heisner

  5. Chris, Arica and Gene’s family,
    Gene and I became very good friends. We had fun laughing, BBQ parties where he ran the grill. He made my world better and everyone else at Fontainr Towers He will be so missed. My Love, prayers and comfort is with all of you.

    We are so blessed He shared his wit, happy personality and life with us.

    Love Jenny Steffey

  6. We met Gene through Trollhaugen Ski Patrol. We all shared some great times, laughs with lasting memories.
    We are sorry for your loss Chris.
    Duane and Sally

  7. Chris and family, please accept my condolences for your loss. I was in the same ski patrol class with Gene, it seems like eons ago. He had a great outgoing personality and sense of humor. It was a pleasure to ski and patrol with him.
    Gene, thank you for your service to our country, may you RIP.
    Hope to ski with you again on the other side.
    Mick Banholzer, former Ski Patroller, Vietnam Veteran-USN

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