The city of Jordan is grieving for the loss of a popular civic leader who was killed when hit by a car Thursday night.
The Shakopee Valley News reports that Cyril "Cy" Wolf, 85, died after he was struck by a vehicle driving east on Highway 282 at Mortlock Drive, in Sand Creek Township, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday.
His loss will be keenly felt in Jordan, with KSTP reporting the father-of-9 had served as a supervisor of nearby Sand Creek Township for four decades and continued to be an active member of the community.
Even though he retired 20 years ago, the TV station notes he would still help out at the family business, Wolf Motors, off Highway 169.
"He was always fighting for the constituents of his township," Chad Sandey, who knew Wolf for many years, told KSTP, adding: "He was a great mentor to a lot of people."
His death has been met with sadness in the city and Scott County.
Commenting on the Jordan Independent's Facebook page, DeAnn Croatt said: "Cy was a dedicated township leader; he taught us well.
"He was also a proud veteran who continued to serve our country as a member of the Jordan Honor Guard. We will miss this gentle man."
Several well-wishers have posted messages about Wolf on the Ballard-Sunder Funeral and Cremation website.
"Sadness has overtaken Wolf Motors," Bonnie Lang wrote. "Cy was such a wonderful man. I will miss his welcoming and easygoing way. I loved it when he would laugh and comment on some of our craziness. We loved his smiling face.
Know that he was loved and will be missed. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all."
"A common man? No, an uncommon man," a poster called "Jiv" added. "He is deserving of fanfare. . . . He was remarkable. Truly."
The Minnesota State Patrol told KSTP that the driver of the vehicle that hit wolf could face charges. It added that alcohol was not a factor.