George N. "Nicky" Wolf, 88, of Dyersville, formerly of Bankston, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family Saturday, Oct. 3, at MercyOne in Dyersville.

Visitation for Nicky is being held 2-8 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 7, at the Reiff Funeral Home in Dyersville. There will be no public visitation prior to Mass on Thursday.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Thursday, Oct. 8, at the Basilica of St. Francis Xavier in Dyersville, with Rev. Tyler Raymond presiding. Assisting Deacon will be Loras Weber.

Burial will be held in St. Clement’s Cemetery in Bankston.

Eucharistic Ministers will be Amanda Kluesner and Trish Ernzen. Lectors will be Jennifer Russell, Robin West and Jill Wolf. Placing of the Pall will be done by Janice Friedman, Ronald Wolf, Gerald Wolf, James Wolf and Marianne Kluesner. Presentation of Roses will be done by Randi Wolf Kaufman, Michelle Breitbach and Kaci Wolf. Vocalist will be Kent Culbertson.

Casketbearers will be Michael Friendman, Richard Friedman, Ryan Wolf, Kurt Wolf, Scott Wolf, Russ Wolf, Ted Wolf, Bret Kluesner, Todd Kluesner and Josh Thibadeau.

George was born Oct. 14, 1931, in Bankston, son of George V. and Mary (Winter) Wolf. He received his education at St. Clements Catholic School. On April 24, 1956, he was united in marriage to Doris Ann Naumann at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Sherrill. She preceded him in death on Feb. 27, 2020. The couple farmed in rural Bankston until they retired in 1992 and moved to Dyersville.

He was a member of St. Francis Xavier Parish in Dyersville.

He is survived by five children: Janice (Ronald) Friedman, of Dyersville, Ronald (Sherri) Wolf, of Bankston, Gerald (Joanne) Wolf, of Dyersville, James (Kim) Wolf, of Bankston and Marianne (Paul) Kluesner, of New Vienna; 17 grandchildren: Jennifer (Michael) Russell, Michael (Cass) Friedman, Richard (Tara) Friedman, Michelle (Shawn) Breitbach, Josh Thibadeau, Kaci Wolf, Ryan Wolf, Randi (Ed) Wolf Kaufman, Robin West, Russ (Dana) Wolf, Kurt (Michelle) Wolf, Ted (Katie) Wolf, Scott Wolf, Jill (Nick Stoll) Wolf, Todd (Amanda Klein) Kluesner, Amanda Kluesner and Bret Kluesner; great-grandchildren: Calvin, Nolan, Alanna, Layla, Josephine, Henry, Wesley, Emmett, Eleanora, Luke, Ella, Erin, Morgan, Cooper, Clayton, Austin, Kyler and Adlee (and one on the way); step great-grandchildren, Ethan and Damijan; one step great-great-grandchild, Zelda; one sister, Jeanette (Merlin) Brimeyer of Sherrill; brothers and sisters-in-law: Richard “Dick” Dupont of Dubuque, Lester Weber, of Dubuque, Harold (Madonna) Nauman of Sherrill and Bernice (Paul) Ehrlich, of Dubuque.

He is also preceded in death by his parents; his mother and father-in-law, Edward and Anna Naumann; one grandson, Nicholas Wolf; sisters, Ardella Ernzen-Connolly and Marlene Dupont; brothers and sisters-in-law: Raymond Ernzen, Frank Connolly, Marie (Norbert) Dupont, Lorraine (Vernon) Weber, Rita (Earl) Kintzle, and Ruth Weber.

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