Ellen Marie Wolf

Ellen Marie Wolf, age 65, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away Saturday, January 8, 2022, at Villa Pines Living Center in Friendship.

Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022, at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship.   Father David Bruener will officiate. Visitation will be from 12:00 Noon until the time of service on Friday at Roseberry’s Funeral Home. A private family burial will be at the Mt. Repose Cemetery, Friendship.

Ellen was born July 24, 1956, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Thomas and Shirlee Gaughan. She graduated from Wauwatosa West High School in 1974 and later went on to receive her Bachelor’s degree of science in social work from the University of Phoenix. She married Erwin R. Wolf on April 20th, 1986, in Adams County, Colorado.

Ellen served the Adams County, WI community for many years working for Adams County Health and Human Services as a social worker. She also worked with the after-school program CLC.  She was involved in several community fundraising events on an annual basis such as Food and Toy drives.

Ellen enjoyed spending time with her husband Erwin and raising her children Brooke and Seth, and her grandchildren Thomas, Joseph, and Elizabeth. Ellen loved helping people and being involved in charitable causes. When she did get free time, she loved to read books and make wonderful artwork.

Ellen was preceded in death by her mother Shirlee and father Thomas.

Survivors include her devoted husband: Erwin, daughter: Brooke (Dean) Best, son: Seth (Sandra) Wolf, son: David Wolf, grandchildren: Thomas, Joseph & Elizabeth Best, Isabelle & Julius Wolf, Alipio, Nerelys & Beliizia Rodriguez, great-grandchildren: Adalynn & Alyiah Rodriguez, brother: Joel (Linda) Gaughan, and nieces: Erin & Bridget Gaughan.

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  1. Tammy A Pieper-Larrabee says:

    My condolences to all of you. Ellen was a pleasure to work with. Ellen and I has many conversations. May God bless your family at this time.

  2. Charles Page says:

    Erv so sorry for your loss. She will be missed by many. She is with the lord now and not in any more pain. Praying you will be ok my friend.

  3. Alita Mikol says:

    I am saddened by this news. God gained another Angel 😇 Rip Ellen 🙏

  4. Nick & Debbi Segina says:

    So sorry to hear about Ellen! Prayers to your family.

  5. Lance and Karen Hover says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  6. Tammy Lowrey says:

    Ellen was on the Relay for Life event planning committee with me for years. She was a very kind, giving person. I will keep all of you in my prayers!

  7. Mindy Anderson-Nicholls says:

    So very sorry to hear of Ellen’s passing! So many memories of her and what a wonderful, caring, loving soul she was. She sure loved you kids, grandkids and great grands! May her deep love for you bring you comfort at this difficult time and in the years ahead!

  8. Joanne M Hepp says:

    We are so sorry to hear about Ellen. She was a beautiful person with a very kind heart and an amazing sense of humor.

    All my love and thoughts go out to her husband, children, and grandchildren.
    Patricia, William, Kathy Newman and Joanne Hepp

  9. Dawn Mathe says:

    My deepest sympathies to your family. She will be missed by many people. Prayers to her family during this difficult time.

  10. Kathie and Jerry Dye says:

    My most sincere condolences to the family of Ellen. I had the opportunity to work with her during our Union days at Adam’s County. She was always so kind and giving to others.

  11. Pam Abfall says:

    So sorry to hear this. I worked with Ellen in CLC. Thoughts and prayers for the family.

  12. Kathleen McCarthy says:

    Ellen was a very intelligent and kind person. She had a special empathy for at-risk students which is where I first met her. May her memory bring you comfort,

  13. Bob & Eleanor Bonnett says:

    We are so sorry to learn of Ellen’s passing. I worked w/Ellen at the Extension office for several years. May the Peace of our Lord be w/all the family during this difficult time.

  14. Paula Mcevilla says:

    Can it be 20 years now? Ellen was great I still remember the fantastic visit with Santa she put on years ago. She fought many demons in her life, she will finally be at peace. God bless you,erv and her children, too.

  15. Trudy Fearday says:

    We met Ellen at Villa Pines in Adams it was a pleasure meeting her when wegor there whenever we saw Ellen and Irwin I always stopped to say hi to her she was friendly I enjoyed seeing her. Trudy Fearday

  16. Bruce Gaughan says:

    I remember growing up in Milwaukee in the 50s, visiting my uncle Toby and aunt Shirlee, had fun seeing Ellen and Joel.
    Our condolences to the Wolf And Gaughan Families.

  17. Lavonne Scott says:

    Ellen was a great neighbor.We spent lots of hours chatting. Rest in peace as you have earned it.My sympathy to Erv & the kids.

  18. Trea Kimball says:

    My sympathies to the family. Ellen was a wonderfully kind neighbor.

  19. Melody Zimmerman says:

    I am so sorry to the family and friends for their loss. Ellen was a lovely lady. She will be missed deeply by so many people. Prayers goes out to her family and friends in this time of need.