Submitted by his Wife
Lt. Arnie (Arnold) W. Wolff‚ 55‚ of Green Bay‚ Wisconsin‚ died Sunday‚ August 13‚ 2006‚ the first firefighter to die in the line of duty in Green Bay. He was born July 14‚ 1951‚ in Portage‚ Wisconsin‚ graduated from Poynette High School in 1969‚ and from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1975‚ with a degree in agriculture/business management. Arnie first worked as an assistant co-op manager in Chilton‚ WI and then as manager in Mishicot at the Cenex Cooperative. He met and later married the former Mary Jerabek in Manitowoc‚ August 18‚ 1979. While living in Mishicot‚ Arnie started volunteering for the Mishicot Ambulance Service and then‚ after leaving the co-op‚ started working for the former M&T Ambulance‚ Manitowoc‚ as an EMT-ID. On January 26‚ 1989‚ Arnie began working for the City of Green Bay‚ as a firefighter/paramedic. He was recently promoted as lieutenant and was very involved in teaching future paramedics.
Arnie became very involved with soccer‚ once his children started playing the game. He coached several recreational teams‚ helped found and managed the first Green Bay Lightning U-11 girl’s select soccer team and at the time of his death‚ had coached his daughter’s select soccer team in Allouez. Arnie was certified as a master soccer referee official.
Arnie was a true handyman‚ having built his family’s last two homes. His last project was a pond in the backyard. He had an avid passion to read and always was at his children’s activities. Family was always his first priority.
Survivors include his wife‚ Mary‚ three children‚ Eric‚ Ryan‚ and Kathryn‚ parents‚ Marlene and Harold Wolff‚ brothers‚ Jeff‚ Paul‚ and Rick‚ parents and brother-in-law‚ Clarence and Kathryn Jerabek‚ and Mark Jerabek and his brothers and sisters of the Green Bay Fire Department.
We Will Always Remember our Hero‚ Arnie!!