Joretta K. Wolf


MILLEDGEVILLE — Joretta K. Wolf, 83, from Milledgeville, passed away peacefully at her home on Friday, June 7, 2024, to reunite with God, her husband-the love of her life for 64 years who passed just 60 days prior, and other loved ones who had gone before her to heaven.

She was born on October 10, 1940, in Mount Carroll, Illinois as the first of nine children to Clyde (Red) and Charlotte (DeSpain) Harmon. She graduated from Milledgeville High School in 1958. In 1959, she met Arthur Wolf and fell in love. They were engaged on November 3, 1959, and married at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Polo, Illinois the following February 27, 1960. Together, they were blessed with three children.

She had worked at Elkay in Lanark and PNC in Polo but had mostly stayed home raising their children as well as babysitting for many others in their home. She was a great cook and the farm help would especially enjoy the breakfasts and dinners she would make for them when they were working there.

She is survived by her two daughters, Nona Holcomb from Florida, Pam (Tom) Shore from Polo; one son Randy (Shelli) Wolf from Colorado; four sisters, Judy Scribner of Milledgeville, Barb (Bill) Baughman of Milledgeville, Elaine Schreiner of Chadwick, Eva (Steve) Smith of Florida; four brothers, Russ Harmon of Wisconsin, Tom (Bev) Harmon of Morrison, Cliff Harmon of Woosung, Matt Harmon of Sterling; one brother-in-law, David (Linda) Wolf of Peotone; seven grandchildren – Charity Holcomb, Denver (Melissa) Holcomb, Autumn Holcomb, Camri (Tyler) McGinn, Ross (Emily) Wolf, Makenzi (John) LeMay, Alyssa Shore; two great-grandchildren; Special family friends Mark and Renee LeFevre of Milledgeville.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son-in-law, William Holcomb; three brothers-in- law, Vic Scribner, Terry Schreiner, and Richard Wolf; two sisters-in-law, Jo Bardell and Stephanie Wolf.

Special thank you to Joretta’s caregivers, Denise Edwards, Audrey Remmers, Jodie Knight, Holly Plock, and Deanna Solis. Also, to Corey Trobaugh, Brian Lapp, and anyone else who has kept Wolf Dairy Farm running.

A visitation is scheduled for Wednesday, June 12, 2024, at McDonald Funeral Home, 520 Holcomb Ave in Milledgeville from 6-8 pm. The funeral service will be held Thursday, June 13, 2024, at 10:30 am at Crossroads Community Church, 205 N Jefferson Ave in Polo, officiated by Pastor John Barry. Following the service, burial will be at Fairmount Cemetery in Polo with a luncheon at the church.

Memorials to Gaffey Hospice and Milledgeville Fire Department.

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