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Michael R. Wolff

June 20, 1955 ~ April 1, 2020 (age 64)


Michael R. Wolff, 64 of Janesville, died on Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Mercy Health Hospital of Janesville.

Mike was born on June 20, 1955 in Watertown, WI, the son of Clarence and Lois (Kohls) Wolff.  Mike, his parents, and the other 7 siblings moved to the Jefferson area and he graduated from Jefferson High School in 1974.   Mike worked as a heavy equipment operator for Wisconsin Southern Railroad in the track maintenance department.  Mike loved trains and enjoyed not only working around them but admiring their size and strength.  He loved being outdoors, spending time on his ATV.  Tractor pulling was an activity that Mike enjoyed with his brother.  Mike and Randy traveled the state enjoying the sport and the time together.  Most weekends were spent at the family trailer in Adam-Friendship and Mike loved being “up north” hunting and being together with his family and friends.  Mike was a hard-working man who was generous with his time and talents.  He had a heart of gold and put others needs before himself.  When his parents were at the end of their lives, Mike was very helpful in supporting and caring for them.  Mike was loved by all who knew him and he will be dearly missed.

Mike is survived by: his siblings Sherry (Gary) Zimmerman of Madison, Luann (Thomas) Chapin of Fort Atkinson, Julie Staedter of Mukwonago, RaChelle (Ronald) Palm of Jefferson, Randal (JoAnn) Wolff of Monroe, Kathleen (Joseph) Piek of Longmont, CO, and Lorie (Randall) Wendorf of Fort Atkinson.  He is also survived by a number of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents and his nephew Andrew Palm.

A private family funeral service will be held at 1:30PM on Saturday, April 11, 2020 at St. John’s Ev. Lutheran Church of Jefferson with Rev. Matt Krenke presiding.  Visitation will be Friday from 4:00PM – 7:00PM at the Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home of Jefferson.  Mike will be buried at Trinity Lutheran Cemetery of Reeseville following the service.

The family is hoping to celebrate Mike’s life on his 65th birthday.  Please see for updated service information.

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April 10, 2020

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Olsen-Gibson Funeral Home
221 S. Center Ave.
Jefferson, WI 53549

Funeral Service
April 11, 2020

1:30 PM
St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church
232 E. Church Street
Jefferson, WI 53549


Trinity Lutheran Cemetery - Reeseville
N2296 County Rd I
Reeseville, WI 53579

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