Loxi L. Wolf

Loxi L. Wolf age 72 of Hartington, Nebraska died on Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at the Arbor Care Center in Hartington, NE.

Funeral services will be on Monday, June 6, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Hartington with the Rev. Owen Korte officiating. Burial will be at St. Anthony’s cemetery in Fairfax, South Dakota at 2:30 p.m.  Visitation will be on Sunday from 4-6:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service at 5:00 p.m. at the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.  Visitation will continue on Monday, at church, one hour prior to services. Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Jim Wolf, Jared Wolf, Jon Wolf, Adam Herrboldt, Jake Rempfer, and Ken Kneifl.

Loxi was born October 21, 1949, in Parkston, South Dakota, to Leo and Delphine (Hein) Laber. She grew up in Freeman, South Dakota. Loxi spent her elementary years at St. Paul Lutheran Day School and graduated from Freeman High School in 1967. She attended Northern State College in Aberdeen, SD, graduating in 1971 with an English major. Later she received her Master’s Degree from Wayne State in Wayne, Nebraska in Guidance Counseling.

Loxi started her teaching career in Wagner, South Dakota, then on to Winner, South Dakota, until she finally made Hartington Public High School her permanent home.  Loxi married Jess Wolf in Hartington, Nebraska, on June 16, 1989.

She was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church. Loxi always loved learning and was an avid reader. She also loved to garden and travel. She was the best sister and aunt to her nieces and nephews; she always remembered them and took a genuine interest in their lives. To her sisters, she was always known as Dodie (family nickname). There was never a Loxi without Jess! They were the perfect pair. From their baking at holidays to their love of shopping and giving. When multiple sclerosis came into the picture, Loxi handled it like everything else, with grace. It robbed her so much, but she always had her smile. Loxi had the best care giver in Jess. He took care of her needs with love and commitment. The last year without him, she seemed to decline. There is peace in knowing that on June 16th of this year they will celebrate their anniversary together.

She is survived by sisters: Connie (Vern) Handel, San Antonio, Texas; Loa (Marty) Arno of Vancouver, Washington; Loy (Dan) Herrboldt of Freeman, South Dakota and Haylee (Ron) Ribstein of Spearfish, South Dakota. Nieces: Tami Hackett, Tiffany Dawson (Jack Abrams); Burgandy (Jake) Rempfer; and Katherine (Austen) Erickson. Nephews: Robin (Ashley) Handel; Jeremy (Melissa) Herrboldt; Adam (Zora) Herrboldt; Jim (Erin) Wolf; Jared (Amy) Wolf; and Jon (Hannah) Wolf.  Brothers-in law: Jack (Linda) Wolf, Atkinson, Nebraska; and Jay Wolf & special friend Jill, Spearfish, South Dakota; aunts Beatrice Hein and Lois Laber.

Loxi was preceded in death by her husband, Jess Wolf on 2/11/2021 at the age of 69 years; parents Leo and Delphine Laber; in-laws Dick and Evelyn Wolf.




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12 response to "Loxi L. Wolf"

  1. By: Lisa Fricke Posted: June 1, 2022

    I was saddened to hear about Loxi’s passing. I have such fond memories of Loxi. As an active member of NSEA, I worked with Jess at conferences where Loxi often accompanied Jess, and we would get together in the evening for social time where we would catch up on what was happening in our lives. Loxi was a caring person who did so much for others over the years. Rest In Peace, my friend.

  2. By: Boehmers Posted: June 2, 2022

    Loxi had such a kind heart. She was so kind and gentle with our daughter and we so appreciated what she did and her guidance with her. God bless.

  3. By: Jill Perk Posted: June 3, 2022

    I was a student of Loxi’s in Wagner. She was a great teacher. My condolences to her family and friends…

  4. By: Gary Laber Posted: June 4, 2022

    So sorry to hear of Loxi’s passing. I’ll always remember her piano and accordion playing. It was such fun. She was a sweet person.

  5. By: Deb Freese Posted: June 4, 2022

    Loxi was such a gentle and kind person. I loved meeting up with her at conferences. Where Loxi was there was Jess also. My heart is broke. But I do thank my lucky stars for both Jess and Loxi who came into my life and made me smile.

  6. By: Jena Laber Posted: June 5, 2022

    I ‘am very sorry to hear about Loxi. You are all in my prayers. I remember the get togethers at Uncle Leo’s. I know you all have wonderful memories to cherish. 💕

  7. By: Myron & Diane Riddle Posted: June 5, 2022

    We are sadden to hear of Loxi’s passing. She was a wonderful teacher and counselor for HNPS. It was a blessing to know her and work with her. It brings us great joy in our sadness, to know Jess and Loxi are together again We offer our sympathy to her family and close friends. There are many including us who loved them dearly. Sincerely, Myron & Diane

  8. By: Kernel Posted: June 6, 2022

    Miss Laber always called us the ‘cream of the crop’. I guess that’s something that sticks with you your entire life. She was an amazing lady-she made us think, she made us laugh and she made us ready for whatever we would face. I’ll never forget you Shirley. You were one of a kind; one of the best kind. I’ll forever be grateful for all the lessons you gave me no matter how tough or how unhelpful I thought they were. You always knew what I needed. I’m sorry you had to use all your aspirin that year I couldn’t decide on a college. But we got thru it, and it made us stronger right? Love to you and give Jess a hug for me. I think I’ll go read a book off your list.

  9. By: Dennis and Roxie Ruan Posted: June 6, 2022

    Our sympathy and prayers to the Wolf family🙏✝️

  10. By: Carol Herman Sheldon Posted: June 7, 2022

    So saddened to learn that I have lost a dear friend. Loxi and I were college roommates at NSU, Aberdeen, S.D. We shared many good laughs together and made lasting memories with our friends and families. Loxi was smart, patient, and so kind to everyone that she met. She was the true example of a life-long learner. God bless her soul and my sympathy to her family. She will be sadly missed by all that knew her. “Herman” NSU Class of ’71

  11. By: Renae Zimmer Posted: June 10, 2022

    Dave and I are heartbroken over Loxi’s passing. What a wonderful human being. As a student of Loxi’s, she cared about the well-being of all and wanted the best for the kiddos at HPS. She pushed us to be our best and strive for our goals. I will never forget her kindness and her sense of humor. She will be missed but know she is in a better place and with Jess. Our sympathies to family, friends and co-workers. Those who knew her were blessed to be in her presence.

  12. By: Renae Zimmer Posted: June 10, 2022

    We were blessed to know Loxi. As an educator, her life-long passion was the well-being and care of students. She was dedicated to serving and doing the best for the kiddos who graced her presence. Loxi will be missed and we extend out heartfelt sympathies to family, friends and co-workers. She is in a better place, with Jess and not in pain. Until we meet again, dear lady.

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