About 80 members of the Allenton Volunteer Fire Department, Campbellsport Fire Department and their families gathered for a ceremony Sunday afternoon to remember fellow firefighter and EMS Deputy Chief Paul Wolf.
“Although we are mourning his loss, we need to celebrate his presence with us through his 28 years of service,” Allenton Fire Chief John Breuer said.
Wolf died Wednesday, Dec. 30 following a four year battle with cancer.
“He was organized, dedicated, disciplined and devoted to his family, his farm, the firehouse and his faith,” said Breuer.
Wolf joined the Allenton Fire Department in 1987. He followed in the footsteps of his father Albert and his brothers, Dan, Bernie, and Ray, who were all volunteer firefighters.
Allenton Fire Department Captain Jeremy Pfeifer said Wolf was extremely dedicated and a good teacher. “He worked with you and made you do your best,” Pfeifer said. ” There’s a lot more training to be an EMT now; Paul realized that was needed and he organized a study group that helps the new guys work with experienced EMTs.”
Following a eulogy the ceremony moved outdoors where the American flag, which was flying at half staff, was lowered and presented to Chief Breuer. A shiny silver bell was struck 28 times for Wolf’s 28 years of service.
A final page for Wolf will be issued by the Washington County Sheriff’s Department during this evening’s service.
The Wolf family will greet relatives and friends at the Shimon Funeral Home, 824 Union Street Hartford, on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 from 3 p.m. – 8 p.m. The Allenton and supporting fire departments will pay their respects at 6 p.m. and a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. will conclude the visitation.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Paul will be Monday, Jan. 4, 2016 at 11 a.m. at Resurrection Catholic Church, 215 Main Street Allenton.
Additional visitation will be held prior to Mass at the church from 10 a.m. -11 a.m. on Monday.
Interment in Sacred Heart/ Resurrection Cemetery in Allenton. Paul Wolf was 49.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions to St. Peter’s Catholic School (206 E. Washington Street Slinger, WI 53086) or to the Allenton Volunteer Fire Department (431 Railroad Street, P.O. Box 107 Allenton, WI 53002) are greatly appreciated.