Ellen Louise Wolf-Preimesberg
July 27, 1965 - January 29, 2009
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St. Joseph Catholic Church
410 West Lawrence Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 734-7195 | Map
Wednesday 2/4, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Ellen Louise Wolf-Preimesberg, age 43, of Appleton, passed away unexpectedly on January 29, 2009. Ellen was born July 27, 1965 in Appleton, to Thomas and Nola (Krull) Wolf. She was a graduate of St. Mary's Central, Menasha, Class of 1983. Ellen continued her education at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She obtained her Bachelor's degree…

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Jaymie Snow left a message on July 28, 2020:
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Tracy Wagner left a message on February 21, 2012:
Sooo very sad to hear about Ellen's early passing....she was a good friend in High School, she is the one who introduced me to my 2 oldest son's dad; Her boyfriend at the time stood up in my wedding. Ellen wished I would have known about your passing sooner so I could have gone to your funeral...RIP my friend and we will be reunited someday...!!! Tracy Wagner
Mary Sawall left a message on April 6, 2009:
Tom, Nola and family, For my mom and dad, Chet and Ruth, and the rest of the Sawall clan I want to let you know you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your hearts must be breaking but the beautiful memories shared here about Ellen might help bring a smile. We are so sorry. Mary
Rhonda Riedl left a message on April 6, 2009:
I was terribly saddened to hear of Ellen's passing. We shared a lot of fun times and I will always cherish those memories. My deepest sympathy to Tom and her family.
Laura left a message on April 6, 2009:
I had the honor of meeting Ellen a couple of times through my sister Cindy Roberts. We all had a nice time at Octoberfest a couple of times that I can remember. Ellen was always in high spirits when I saw her. She seemed like she was one fun lady! I didn't know Ellen very well, but I am honored to say that I knew her. Rest in peace and may you be in a better place.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Peter W. Geske left a message on April 6, 2009:
On behalf of the Geske family, I would like to extend our condolences to Tom and the Wolf family on the passing of Ellen. Ellen and I have many years of memories. We first met when we were about 4 or 5, actually, thanks to her sister Sue and my sister Mary (SMC graduates from the class of 197**cough cough). I still remember us playing as kindergartner's. We continued through St. Mary's and during our late teens and early twenties we were inseperable and had multiple adventures, and it was always done with a unique flare. Our families were always very welcoming to the other and her house was my house and my house was her's. As the years passed, we drifted apart, but when we would speak to each other again it was as if no time had ever come between us and our formiliar personal jokes would be as fresh as if we had just made them up and we would make each other laugh and smile. Just one word and the two of us would crack up into laughter. I told her in recent years that I was changing her title from the oldest friend I had to "the longest"; and of course she laughed with joy. Our friendship will never end. May God's Perpetual Light shine upon you, my dearest friend, until we meet up again........
Jamie DuBord Duncan left a message on April 6, 2009:
Tom, So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and Ellen's family. Jamie
Brad Hausher left a message on April 6, 2009:
A candle was lit by Brad Hausher on 2009/04/06
Joe and Jennifer Knutsen left a message on April 6, 2009:
Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Ellen was a special person in our lives we will remember her always. We wish we could be with you in person please know you are in our prayers. Love, Knutsen Family
Carol (Fischer) Killian left a message on April 6, 2009:
Tom, My deepest Sympathy goes out to you and all of Ellen's family. You are in my prayers. Carol
Madeline Court left a message on April 6, 2009:
I remember going to Ellen's amazing house as a little girl. She let me dress up in her hats, gloves, and eat M&Ms out of her silver tea set. She was a wonderful person and will be missed tremedously.
Mary Taylor Grafenstein left a message on April 6, 2009:
Tommy - I was so sad to hear of Ellen's passing. She was such a wonderful person. My heart goes out to you. I hope your saddness is replaced with only the good memories you two shared. Take Care
Jamie Kemps left a message on April 6, 2009:
To Tom & the Wolf Family: I was quite saddened to hear of Ellens passing. I went to school with her from kindergarden on. There are plenty of great memories, for sure. The "infamous" party in seventh grade, hanging out at Jefferson Park, the Bahamas in 83', all the class reunions, particularily the 25th last Summer. As kids, we joked that Ellen would be late for her own funeral since she was usually running behind. Turns out we were wrong. She was early. Much too early.
Mark & Jeanne Wolf left a message on April 6, 2009:
We are very sorry to hear about Ellen. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Ruth & Chet Sawall left a message on April 6, 2009:
I read the memorial to Ruth & Chet and the family gives their condolences. God bless you and your family. Stephen C. Sawall and Sawall Family.
Charlene Wiza left a message on April 6, 2009:
I would like to send my prayers and condolences to Tom & Ellen's family. Every once in awhile I would see Ellen when I went to the veterinarian clinic. Everytime I would see her she was SO happy and bubbly. She was a wonderful person inside and out!!!! I graduated with Ellen in 1983. I am glad I got to see her at the 25th class reunion last year. I am very honored to say I went to school with a kind and caring friend like Ellen. God now has a wonderful person to help out in heaven. Ellen will be TRULY missed!!!!
Mark Sacher left a message on April 6, 2009:
My heart goes out to the family and friends of Ellen. I was saddened to hear of her passing. Though I only knew Ellen during my freshman year at St. Mary's before our family moved to Georgia, I found her to be a beautiful person with a great sense of humor. Unfortunately I was unable to attend this past summer's 25th HS reunion, but I thoroughly enjoyed reading her questionnaire when I received a copy. I was thinking at the time that had I been to the reunion, she's one person I would have wanted to spend a considerable amount of time with. May you all find the gift of emotional support you need during this difficult time.
Warren and Martha Mass left a message on April 6, 2009:
We were so sorry to learn of Ellen's passing and we extend our deepest condolences to Tom, a longtime coworker and friend. We will remember Ellen in our prayers and entrust her care to our heavenly Father.
Mary Beckman left a message on April 6, 2009:
To Tom, and Ellen's Family and Friends: My Step-Daughter, Cindy Roberts, told me about Ellen's passing. I want to send my sincere condolences at this difficult time. My Daughter, Laura, and I met Tom and Ellen when we went to Appleton for the Octoberfest Celebration (I think it may have been in 2006). We left our car parked at your house, and after we came back, we sat in your backyard and had a nice visit. I remember how nicely it was landscaped, and how lovely your home was, and we appreciated your hospitality. I hope happy memories, and family and friends, will help ease your sorrow. Sincerely, Mary Beckman
Linda Holland left a message on April 6, 2009:
Love to you Tom, Nola, and all of the family. Blessings to you through your time of sadness. Love, Mark, Linda, Spencer, and Liam Holland
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Diana Mann Rivers left a message on April 6, 2009:
As neighbors of Ellen's, we feel great sorrow at her passing. She will be greatly missed. We shared her love of animals and our family would be happy to assist hers in finding homes for Ellen's beloved pets if needed.
Tammy Grace left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Tom, I am so terribly sorry to hear about Ellen. I am so sad that it's very hard for me to express it in words. My deepest condolences to you from Hani and I. She is the one that made the introductions between Hani and I possible. Well, that's pretty much how I got any boyfriend, Ellen took the first step on my behalf. Oh the memories keep flooding my mind. She is such an important part of my life. I feel bad that as the years went on, we didn't keep in close contact. I got a little bit overwhelmed with my mom's situation. I miss them both so terribly. I asked my mom to go find Ellen in Heaven and give her a big hug from me. If Heaven is as glorious as they say, they are in the best place possible. So, I try to feel peace and happiness for them, no more pain - no more cancer - a complete and healed body. I can't wait to see you and give you a big hug. Hani and I will be coming on Tuesday. We are thinking of you and praying for you Tom. Please let me know if there is anything I can do. I wish I would have said those words so much sooner. The obituary is beautiful. She often sacrificed her own needs for those of others. But now, she's reaping the rewards! With our deepest sympathy, Tammy (and Hani)
Al and Laurin Bellg left a message on April 6, 2009:
We love Tom and Ellen and have enjoyed them as good neighbors for the past 6 years. We morn the loss of Ellen, a wonderfully eccentric light in a sometimes "too normal" world. We will treasure the doll house she made for our girls as an expression of her love and selfless generosity. Ellen made us laugh and our casual back-fence conversations always left a warm imprint on our day. Our hearts are extended in love to Tom and our door is always open.
Mary Lehman left a message on April 6, 2009:
Tom, As we both know since last Thursday evening the days have been a blur. We sure can get tested by life's many challenges. Words beyond expression. Ellen has been there for me in so many countless ways. Her amazing strength, character and continuous drive to help others from not suffering from fear or tragedy was always her mission. Her great gift to pour her heart and soul into someone's pain to lift it and make them feel loved was her natural way. I feel so very blessed to have so many memories and direct contact with her numerous visions of her acts of kindness. What an absolutely beautiful person inside and out our Ms. Ellen was and will always be in out hearts. I know right now she has made contact with my pugs Otis & Bijou and their throwing around dog bones and she is rubbing their tummies. They are waging their tails and Ms. Ellen is grinning and loving them up. Once again her unconditional love will live within us forever. My much love goes out to you and all of your family....
Jennifer Menozzi left a message on April 6, 2009:
I grew up with Ellen. We were classmates at St Marys. She was always a kind and giving person. We shared many good times together. The news of her passing saddens me. I know that she will be greatly missed by many. My thoughts and prayers go out to her husband, family and friends. Ellen will be truly missed.
Margret-Anne Cummings left a message on April 6, 2009:
I am so sad to hear about Ellen. Ellen and I were classmates at St. Mary Central H.S. During Highschool, and at subsequent reunions, Ellen was always a LIGHT. She lit up every room and made me smile and laugh! Her sparkle will be much appreciated in Heaven. My condolences, Peggy Cummings
Chris Beckman & family/Margie Brumm. left a message on April 6, 2009:
I personally have never met Ellen, but through my sister (Cindy Roberts),I feel like I knew her well. Ellen could have been friends with anyone she encountered during her life. She packed a certain punch during a conversation that would draw out the best traits in everyone she talked to and a glow about her that you had to love.Our thoughts and prayers are with Tom and the family during these difficult times. She will be missed dearly.
Adam, Canada and Addysyn Bayne left a message on April 6, 2009:
We will miss you Aunt Ellen.
Louise Picco-Branney left a message on April 6, 2009:
Tom, and yes Ellen, I know you can hear me: I can't tell you both how much I have appreciated the wonderful care you gave my Mary when she often needed it through the last three or four years. Ellen, you would come into Mary's house carrying flowers in a unique arrangement that only you could present. Tom, you comforted both Mary and me with chocolates and wine one evening when the next day was going to bring stress. Both of you have given Mary the most eclectic exchange through your wonderful friendship. Take care and know that you are both in God's arms. Mary's Mom
Jan Wianecki (Bayer) left a message on April 6, 2009:
I was so deeply saddened when I read the news of Ellen. She and I went to school together for 12 years and through those years we had many, many fun times. I will always remember her as a cheerful person with a great sense of humor. Ellen will always be remembered in my heart and I will greatly miss her and will cherish the memories I have of her forever.
Cindy and Neal Roberts left a message on April 6, 2009:
Wolf & Preimesberg families, Although we haven’t had the privilege of meeting you, we offer our sincere condolences and our hearts and prayers go out to you. Tom, we’ve known you and Ellen for many years. Even though words, prayers or thoughts can’t replace the space left in your heart, please know that we are here for you when you need or want (or even when you don’t need or want us!) we’ll be there for you. We’ve shared so many great memories over the years and we need to continue making more. We’ll miss Ellen deeply, but we pray that she is finally pain-free and at peace with herself.
Greg Mulvey left a message on April 6, 2009:
Tom,I am so sorry for your loss. I was a classmate of Ellen's from St. Mary's, and will miss her. Ellen's warm and inviting grace will be forever in my heart.
Mick and Sandy Jesko left a message on April 6, 2009:
Tom, I am so sorry and shocked to hear about your loss. I have known Ellen since meeting her in 7th grade in Kimberly back in the 70s. It was great to get back in touch with her the last few years and we will always cherish the memory of the weekend in Madison with the both of you... We with be seeing Wed. Tom, take care and our prayers are with you.
Kris Schannauer (Kiel) left a message on April 6, 2009:
Wolf & Preimesberg Family, I am deeply sorry to hear of Ellen's passing. I was a classmate of Ellen's at St. Mary's. I have many good memories of Ellen and will cherish them forever. Anyone knowing Ellen has a lot to be thankful for, because Ellen's touch can not be duplicated. The tears I shed for Ellen are tears of joy, knowing that all of Ellen's good deeds and the many people she has touched she is being rewarded in Heaven. May you find peace and comfort at this difficult time.
Jennifer Gritt left a message on April 6, 2009:
It's so hard to believe. Tom, I can not even begin to tell you how sorry I am. Both you and Ellen played such a significant role in my life in Wisconsin and I will never forget her warmth, friendship and insight. She will be missed, but I also feel she will live on in the memories of those who knew and loved her. Again, I'm so sorry.
Dan and Ann Shibler left a message on April 6, 2009:
Tom, We have few words to extend to you in this time of great sorrow, but we offer our small prayers for the repose of Ellen's soul through our daily rosaries, and by having some Masses said. We will have a Mass offered for you as well. You have our heartfelt sympathy and our support.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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