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Cy Wolf

Posted By Ballard Sunder Funeral Home On October 16, 2015 @ 10:00 am In 2015,Obituaries | 35 Comments


Cy was born on May 26th, 1930 in Jordan, Minnesota to Bernard and Clara (Hennes) Wolf on the family farm. The fourth of eight children, he learned at a young age the meaning of hard work, the act of being humble and having a true dedication to your faith, community and most importantly, family.

Growing up, Cy took great pride and enjoyed the hard work of farm life. Every morning he would wake up, complete his chores, walk three miles to school in Marystown and come back to do the chores all over again. After completing the eighth grade, Cy quit school, as his services to his family were needed on the family farm.

He began his military service by enlisting in the U.S. Navy on January 5, 1951. He proudly served until October 19th, 1954, stationed in North Africa for the length of the Korean Conflict.

While on leave on a warm August evening in 1952 at the Riverside Ballroom in Chaska, Cy spotted a beautiful young woman across the room, Evangeline “Vangie” Williams, and knew she was the one. Because he was serving in the U.S. Navy at the time, this meant a long distance courtship. They wrote each other frequently and would see each other whenever he was on leave over the next two years. He purchased an engagement ring in 1953 at the PX in Morocco and proposed to Vangie in July of that year.

Upon completing his military service, they married each other on an unusually warm Tuesday morning of November 9th, 1954 at St. Victoria Catholic Church. Vangie and Cy settled in Jordan and raised 9 loving children.

Cy was an integral part of the Jordan community. He served as secretary/treasurer of the Jordan Vets Honor Guard. He was a member of the American Legion and former member of the Knights of Columbus. For almost four decades, Cy chaired the Sand Creek Township Board. He was a dedicated civil servant and his goal was the well-being and health of the township and his constituents.

As in everything he did, Cy showed his dedication over the course of six decades as an auto technician for Wolf Motors. From 1957 until this past week, he did one of the things he loved to do, work. He was one of the select few to achieve top scores in the region for the CTP Certified Training Program for the Ford Motor Company.

Faith was at Cy’s core. An active member of St. John the Baptist Church, he served as the first parish council president, a sacristan, a member of the fall festival committee, renovation projects and decorating the church for the major holidays.

His greatest passion in life was being a husband, dad and grandpa. He and Vangie enjoyed spending time with their friends fishing, traveling, playing cards, bowling and dancing.

He was also a loving caregiver to Vangie before she passed on June 5, 2010 and his devotion to her continued, visiting her resting place everyday on his daily walk.

Cy was a dedicated man to his family and deeply devoted to his grandchildren. He was always there for a word of advice, a hug, a smile or just a shoulder. Cy also took pride in meticulously tending his garden, his lawn and his home.

On Thursday evening, October 15, 2015, Cy Wolf, at age 85, was taken from his family unexpectedly near his home in Jordan. His passing was but a moment in time, a period at the end of a sentence that stretched from the day he was born until the day he passed. His family will always celebrate a life that was lived to the fullest, without complaint and one of joy, sharing and love.

He will be forever missed by his children, Laurie Wolf (Bruce Hendrickson), Debra (Brian) Nielsen, Keith (Anne) Wolf, Kim Wolf, Mark (Jackie) Wolf, Wayne Wolf, Jay (Ann) Wolf, Brian (Lisa) Wolf, Eric (Wendy) Wolf; grandchildren; Erik Nielsen, Tyler Nielsen, Taylor Wolf, Danielle Wolf, Olivia Wolf, Matthew (Shawn) Wolf, Megan Wolf, Jonathan Wolf, Samuel Wolf, Jack Wolf, Adele Wolf, Alexandra Wolf, Trevor Wolf, Jennifer Wolf, Charlie Wolf, Grace Wolf; siblings, Ethel Blumberg, Ken (Loretta) Wolf, Helen (Art) Buchtel, Dennis (Myrtrice) Wolf, sister-in-law, Laura Wolf; brother-in-law, Ken Fischer; other loving relatives and devoted friends.

Cy was greeted at the gates of heaven by Vangie; parents, Bernard and Clara; siblings, Werner Wolf, Leonard Wolf, Mary Fischer and brother-in-law, Ed Blumberg.

The family will greet guests on Friday, October 23, from 3-8 pm at Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation 104 West First Street, Jordan and from 9:30 -10:45 am prior to the mass at church. The Mass of Christian Burial will be on Saturday, October 24 at 11 am, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 313 East Second Street, Jordan. Father Timothy Yanta will preside. Pall bearers will be his grandson. Cy will be laid to rest next to his wife, Vangie at St. John’s Calvary Cemetery, Jordan. Full military honors will be provided by the Jordan Vets Honor Guard.

Ballard-Sunder Funeral Home and Cremation, Jordan Chapel, proudly served and cared for the Wolf family.


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Condolence from Nicole Brandtner on October 16th, 2015 10:45 am

So sorry for your loss. Cy will be missed. He was an amazing and kind person. He will be missed by those of us on the Honor Guard

Condolence from Justina Wolf on October 16th, 2015 10:57 am

My thoughts and prayers go out to your family.

Condolence from Tom and Wendy Hesse on October 16th, 2015 1:00 pm

We are so sorry to hear about Cy, our thoughts and prayers to the family.

Condolence from Jiv on October 16th, 2015 2:08 pm

A common man? No, an uncommon man. He is deserving of fanfare. . . . He was remarkable. Truly.

Condolence from BONNIE LANG on October 16th, 2015 4:17 pm

Sadness has overtaken Wolf Motors. Cy was such a wonderful man. I will miss his welcoming and easygoing way. I loved it when he would laugh and comment on some of our craziness. We loved his smiling face.
Know that he was loved and will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.

Condolence from liz Thaves on October 16th, 2015 8:15 pm

What a sad day. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

Condolence from marcy and jim pauly on October 17th, 2015 8:03 am

We are so very sorry for the passing of Cy our prayers and thoughts are with all of his family

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Condolence from Greg and Carol Sebald on October 17th, 2015 1:50 pm

Our sympathies to the Wolf’s and all of the community. The County and Jordan community lost an invaluable servant as he always was interested in helping people. Sand Creek Township lost a great leader and he was greatly involved in developing our entire community. He will be sorely missed.

Condolence from Ed and Joanne Schmitz on October 17th, 2015 3:35 pm

We give you our deepest sympathy on the lost of your dad our prayers and thoughts are with all of the family

Condolence from Mary and Tim Draheim Jonathan and Nicole on October 17th, 2015 4:49 pm

Word cannot express how we feel. Cy was a wonderful man and will be missed by so many. Our deepest sympathy, thoughts and prayers go out to the whole family. Take comfort in the memories you share and the love and strength of those around you.

Condolence from Jerry & Eileen oy on October 17th, 2015 5:56 pm

Cy will be deeply missed by a great deal of us, our love and prayers go out to the entire Wolf family!

Condolence from Michael Neises on October 17th, 2015 7:22 pm

My family wishes you all strength and condolences in your time of sorrow. Your in our thoughts and prayers. Cy was a very kind person.

Neises Family.

Condolence from Myron and Deb Pauly on October 17th, 2015 8:17 pm

Our sincerest and deepest sympathy to all of Cy’s family. He was a one-of-a-kind leader and family man. What a great loss for our community, township, the Honor Guard, his friends and most of all his family. He leaves a blessed legacy. God bless you all.

Condolence from Larry Kauzlarich on October 18th, 2015 6:30 am

I got to know Cy while both of us were driving for Wolf Motors in retirement. Had many enjoyable conversations, about government and family. Loved to kid him about how active he was at his advanced age!!! A really good man, who will be missed by many. After the shock wears off, you will be able to reflect back on the wonderful man he was.

Condolence from Ron & Julianne Riviere Family on October 18th, 2015 10:06 am

Our thoughts & prayers are with your family. We so respected Cy for raising a great family & his strong commitment & service to the Jordan community & to the St. John’s parish. He will truly be missed by all. God Bless.
Ron, Julianne, Mark, Tim, Christopher Riviere

Condolence from Mark Buesgens on October 18th, 2015 10:16 am

Reflecting on the many occasions I had to work with Cy for the benefit of those that we served. Truly a great man with the heart of a citizen-servant. Please know that Sara and I have you in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

Condolence from Pat, Kim, Brittany & Natalie Sunder on October 18th, 2015 11:31 am

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

Condolence from Randy Gansen on October 18th, 2015 12:04 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during this trying times,

Condolence from Gay-Lynne Dover on October 18th, 2015 9:24 pm

Thoughts and prayers are extended to your entire family. Cy was a fantastic man!

Condolence from Peter Doble on October 19th, 2015 1:08 pm

Our deepest emotions are sent to the family of a wonderful man that will be greatly missed. Sincerely, Pete & Karen & Will Doble RIP Cy ♥

Condolence from Kelley Hirdler on October 20th, 2015 4:23 pm

I was lucky enough to work with Cy, and even though it was a short time, I came to know and respect a very great man. He always had a smile on his face and a kind word for everyone around him. He was always so positive, and grateful to be there. He was one of a kind. He will truly be missed. Rest in peace Cy. It was an honor to have to met you.

Condolence from David Schwichtenberg on October 20th, 2015 4:49 pm

Cy was an inspiration to many. So sorry for your loss.

Condolence from Doug Krohn on October 21st, 2015 8:09 am

As I was growing up in Jordan, Cy was the face of Jordan, you saw Cy, you saw Jordan the way it was. What a great celebration of his life, as he lived life the way it should be done! Prayers out to the entire Wolf family

Condolence from Cathy & Al Svoboda on October 21st, 2015 5:54 pm

So sorry for your unexpected loss. Cy will truly be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your whole family!

Condolence from Chad Shimota on October 21st, 2015 9:08 pm

So very sorry for your loss. I will always remember Cy as one of the toughest men I have ever met and a great hard working person. What a great man, father, and grand father. My thoughts and prayers go out to all his family. Chad Shimota and family.

Condolence from Dave & Margie Thieschafer on October 22nd, 2015 7:10 am

So sorry to read of your loss, our thoughts are with you and your families

Condolence from Lloyd Friske on October 22nd, 2015 8:42 am

My deepest sympathy to all the family of CY.
He was always such a great tech at the shop, and took the time to explain what needed to be done and why.
I always appreciated the time he took to talk to me and all his customers.
He will be greatly missed by many.

Condolence from Kevin & HollyVohnoutka on October 23rd, 2015 5:35 am

Our deepest sympathy to you all at this sad time. May our Dear Lord bless you and keep you!

Condolence from Mark Klingberg on October 23rd, 2015 9:19 am

I would like to express how sorry I am to Cy’s entire family and the whole Wolf Motors family. Especially Keith and Eric who I worked with from 87-93. I started there as a technician fresh out of school. Cy was all was willing to give a hand or answer a question but he would only give out enough information So you could find the answer yourself. I learned so much from him. Always knowing that Cy forgot more about car’s then I would ever know. Again I would like to express how sorry I am to Cy’s entire family.

Condolence from Karen Steinhoff/Fred Simon on October 23rd, 2015 2:26 pm

“All that we love deeply becomes a part of us.” Helen Keller.

Condolence from Rita Tauer on October 23rd, 2015 6:22 pm

I’ve worked closely with Cy for 15 years. He was like a father to me. I respected his passion and dedication for the community, not just Sand Creek residents, but everyone. He wanted to leave a legacy for all future generations. It was hard to keep up with him, but he was such a patient person. Even when we didn’t agree with an issue, he would speak his points of argument, but never ever held a grudge. I will miss him so much. I hope and pray that I can remember half of what he has taught me. I know he missed Vangie so much and am certain he is with her now. Prayers to all of the family. In Love and Peace.

Condolence from Louis Pearson on October 23rd, 2015 8:04 pm

Deepest Sympathy to you all!
It will be tough for everyone,
Including myself. He was a great guy.
Love, hugs
Louie Pearson

Condolence from James & Beverly VanSoest &family on October 24th, 2015 10:58 am

We are so sorry for your families loss. I’ve been blessed to get to know Wendy through a local women’s Bible Study and have met her husband Eric a couple of times. May God sustain you all through this time of difficult transition. Our prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Pat and Charity Stadler on October 24th, 2015 9:35 pm

May God bless you and comfort you. We know the whole community has been heartbroken hearing of the accident.
The obituary about Cy allows those of us that didn’t know him personally feel we have. Eric your dad sounds pretty amazing! Love to you and Wendy and all your family and relatives. ❤️

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