John Fredrick Wolfe

John Fredrick Wolfe

November 2, 1948 – April 6, 2021

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John Fredrick Wolfe, 72, of Omaha, Nebraska, passed away unexpectedly April 6, 2021.  Born in San Francisco, California, then moved to Omaha when he was 14 and attended Benson High School.

He enlisted in the Army infantry during Vietnam and received a Purple Heart.

John returned to Omaha to work as a mason for the Bricklayers Union. He joined the Bill W. Fellowship in 1984 where he created life changing friendships that he cherished every day.  Within those friendships, John found lasting purpose and was always available to take a phone call from a friend.

John settled in Omaha since his daughter was here, although he was never short on traveling during his lifetime.  This past winter he was gone from October until Easter Sunday.  Once Omaha weather was 70 and warm, he came back from Arizona.  John traveled a long distance in a few days while he was not feeling well.  He was determined to be back to Omaha where his family and friends were waiting.  He passed away camping in the Loess Hills two days after he came back.  This was one of his favorite camping locations. Over the last few years, he was not able to hike but he still enjoying the views and being in nature.

John was proud of his daughter, happy to see his granddaughter graduate high school last year and impressed with his grandson knowing all about heavy machinery at the age of 3.  He enjoyed fishing, being with his brother, and with his family as much as possible.  He loved when his best-friend had fires in the summer, the 48th Street holiday picnics, to chess in the club basement.  John is always up for a new adventure and spiritual journey and we can not wait to meet with him again.

John is survived and loved by his daughter, Sara Wolfe (Nate); granddaughter, Jade; grandson, Gavin; brother, Ron Crouch (Marlene); and many other family members.




  • Rob Olsen Posted April 8, 2021 9:06 pm

    John, I miss you. I’ll see you after a bit and we can swap some more stories about Tropic Lightening and The Herd. Go with God, my friend.

  • Scott S Posted April 8, 2021 11:17 pm

    Thoughts & Prayers !

  • Phillip Haines Posted April 9, 2021 4:35 am

    A friend I hadn’t met yet! From a fellow AAr rest in peace brother

  • Richard Geist Posted April 9, 2021 7:03 am

    John! You will always be remembered as a great friend and all around good guy!

  • Teresa Pesek Posted April 9, 2021 1:57 pm

    John, I always will remember your great & ready smile. RIP friend

  • Teresa Pesek Posted April 9, 2021 2:11 pm

    John, I always, will remember your great & ready smile. RIP Friend

  • Marcella S Thompson Posted April 9, 2021 2:57 pm

    RIP John…I know you deserve it! It was always a pleasure to see you and share life stories at the 48th Street Club. You will be missed by many! Marcy and Ronnie Thompson

  • Deb West Posted April 9, 2021 6:38 pm

    I am deeply saddened by this news. I will be forever grateful for his presence in my life the past 20 years. RIP, friend. My thoughts and prayers to the family.

  • Jim Hegarty Posted April 9, 2021 7:25 pm

    Our sympathy to the family on the sudden loss of John. John was a craftsman. He build the most beautiful fence for us. If you hired John he would tell you that he works at a different pace. He wasn’t kidding about that. We quickly discovered that his pace and his calm way was a reflection of his personality, calm and steady. He was a good man and had a free spirit. Good to know that he is finally home.

    With much love,

    Jim and Sam Hegarty

  • Eugene Eckelbarger Posted April 9, 2021 8:02 pm

    John- You were a good man! Great attitude and understanding the importance of living life. You will be missed

  • Norine Howard Posted April 10, 2021 8:23 am

    I will miss John’s smile so very much. He had a wonderful Spirit with the ability to light up a whole room when he walked in!. He will be missed so. My deepest sympathy!

  • Carmen Castro Posted April 10, 2021 2:35 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the family. Sara and grandkids I am so sorry

  • Kristi Schmidt Posted April 10, 2021 8:09 pm

    John, you lit up any room you were in with your big, friendly smile! I will miss your calm, loving spirit, friend.
    Sending love and condolences,

  • Mike Davis Posted May 19, 2021 4:59 pm

    Sorry for your loss Sara, I just happened to wonder about your dad and was truly shocked to find out this terrible news. I’m sure he will be missed!

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