Claude Wolfe

July 19, 1927-Oct. 24, 2021

Claude A. Wolfe, 94,

died Sunday, October 24,

2021 in a Minot Hospital.

Claude was born on

July 19, 1927 in Rugby,

North Dakota, the son of

Joseph and Mary (Axt-

man) Wolfe. He was

raised and educated in

country schools near Silva

and Baker, ND. After his

education, he assisted

with the operation of the

family farmstead in Ben-

son County until he pur-

chased and operated the

grocery store in Baker for

several years.

Claude enlisted into ac-

tive duty service with the

U.S. Army on February 7,

1951 and served his coun-

try in Korea until receiv-

ing his honorable

discharge on January 21,

1953. He was united in

marriage to Mary Massine

on November 29, 1951.

They lived in South Caro-

lina and Indiana while

Claude completed his mil-

itary service.

Claude and Mary made

their home in Rugby for a

short time where he was

employed at the Rugby

Creamery. They moved to

Minot in 1964 where he

was employed with

Bridgeman Creamery as

the ice cream foreman un-

til retiring in 1989. Claude

had most recently been a

resident of Somerset

Court Assisted Living


Claude was a longtime

member of St. John the

Apostle Catholic Church

where he served as an

usher for over 20 years.

He was also a member of

the Minot American Le-

gion Post #26 and VFW

Post #753, where he was

active in the color guard.

He had a deep love for his

family and nothing made

him happier than when

they could all be together.

He was a great dancer

and was always ready to

play a game of pinochle.

He loved tinkering in his

workshop, fishing, and

working in the yard and


His loving family in-

cludes: Children, Pat

(Randy) Burckhard,

Minot; David (Kara)

Wolfe, Coon Rapids, MN;

John (Monica) Wolfe,

Edgewood, WA; Rich

(Laurie) Wolfe, Bismarck,

ND and Ann (Gary) Pull,

Maple Grove, MN.

Grandchildren, Jerica

(Paul) Klein, Tifany

(Brock) Teets, Jason (An-

drea) Burckhard, Jennifer

(Jason) Olson, Stephanie

(Brian) Prange, Colin

(Amber Donavan) Geil,

Chelsey (Kenny Hornung)

Wolfe, Lieu (Brian

Spenser) Wolfe, Katie

(Rob) Carvell, Rylan

(Coralie Richard) Wolfe,

Ashley (Jason) Vanselow,

Zach (Kaitie Marsaa) Pull;

24 great-grandchildren

and many nieces and

nephews; Sister, Kathleen

(Tom) Love, Gilbert AZ.

Claude was preceded

in death by: his wife Mary

in 2014; his parents; si-

blings Joe, Albert, Victor,

Victoria and infant twin


Mass of Christian Buri-

al: Saturday, October 30,

2021 at 10:30 a.m. in St

John The Apostle Catholic

Church, Minot. To view a

livestream of the service

or share memories and

condolences please access

his obituary at



Vigil Prayer Service:

Friday, October 29th at

7:00 p.m. in St John’s

Catholic Church, Minot.

Visitation: Friday, Oc-

tober 29th from 5:00-7:00

p.m. in the Church.