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Leo Dennis Wolf

Jun 26, 2021

May 14, 1929-June 15, 2021

Leo Dennis Wolf, the

son of Sylvester and Emi-

lia (Burckhard) Wolf was

born on May 14, 1929 at

his home south of

Berwick, North Dakota.

He died at the age of 92

years on Tuesday, June

15, 2021 at his home

south of Berwick, North


Leo grew up on the

Wolf family farm and was

the middle of 18 children.

His father died when he

was 14 years old, there-

fore his duties on the fam-

ily farm increased and be-

came his fulltime

job-more like his pas-

sion. He made his life

farming, ranching and

caring for the land. He

saw many changes in all

of his years farming with

equipment and technolo-

gy as he began on a horse.

He grew up being a

member of St. Anselm’s

Catholic Church, Fulda.

He met Marlene

(Schmeichel) Troxel at an

event and asked her to

help care for his mother.

On June 15, 1976, Leo and

Marlene were united in

marriage at the Zion Luth-

eran Church in Minot.

She and her two children,

Karlene and Brian moved

and made their home with

Leo on the family farm.

On top of ranching and

farming Leo built barns

with his brother Philip, as

well as working at Larson

John Deere, and helped

neighbors around the

Towner area with custom

farm work.

Leo loved dancing, tel-

ling stories, playing the

harmonica, listening to

polka music and going to

auction sales. He enjoyed

going to auction sales

mostly to visit and tell the

history of the equipment,

including all the details.

He was not only

knowledgeable about farm

equipment, he knew the

history of the area he

grew up around. The

stories he told could go on

forever and not only did

he know and love the

land and equipment, he

knew everyone and every

family and he loved them

just the same. Leo made a

model of his house before

he remodeled it, so he had

it just how he wanted it

and could tell you where

every pipe and wire are to

this day. He loved having

children around and

loved to have a good meal

and to always be sure to

have enough so no one

would go away hungry.

His mother was a good

cook and he was lucky to

marry a good cook. He

loved his family and he

and Marlene rarely

missed a recital or any-

thing in their

grandchildren’s lives. His

wife, family and friends

will have stories to tell for

generations to come. He

will be dearly missed.

Leo is survived by: his

wife, Marlene of Towner;

children, Karlene (Allan)

Voeller of Bismarck and

Brian (Julie) Troxel of

Minot; grandchildren,

Phillip (Megan) Voeller of

Beulah, Jessica (Andrew)

Kingery of Portland, Ore-

gon, Travis (Kaitlyn)

Troxel of Minot and Tara

Troxel of Minot;

great-grandchildren, Tris-

tan and Amani Voeller

and Sawyer Anne Troxel;

sisters, Cecelia Burgard of

Towner, Theresa Clark of

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

and Bertha Gagnier of Sa-

cramento, California;

numerous nieces,

nephews, cousins;

in-laws; other relatives

and friends.

Leo was preceded in

death by: numerous

brothers & sisters, nieces

and nephews, in-laws;

other relatives and his


Funeral services were

held at 10:00 a.m. Thurs-

day, June 24 at Zion Luth-

eran Church in Towner

with burial in the Union

Cemetery in Towner. Pas-

tor Linda Wimmer, offici-


Flutist: Granddaughter,

Tara Troxel

Vocalist: Grandson,

Phil Voeller

Special Music by:

Denver Goodman

Casket Bearers: Travis

Troxel, Phillip Voeller,

Chris Clark, McCarl Kavli,

Clyde Burgard and Brad-

ley Simonson

Arrangements with the

Anderson Funeral Home

of Towner. Online regis-




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