Richard Douglas Wolf
Richard Douglas Wolf

September 7, 1952 - June 12, 2018
Born in Des Moines, Iowa
Resided in Windsor Heights, Iowa
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Richard Douglas Wolf was born Sept. 7, 1952 in Des Moines, IA to Barbara Jean Fenton Wolf andNiles Stanley Wolf. His family moved to Miami and lived there for a number of years. After Richard’s father died in 1963, Barb moved her family back to Des Moines. Richard attended Roosevelt HighSchool and Drake University in Des Moines.

He married his wife of 34 years, Kate Foster Wolf, March 23, 1984 in Santa Cruz, CA, where they lived for 10 years. After moving back to Des Moines, Richard worked as a Building Inspector and Plans Examiner for the City of West Des Moines.

Richard loved spending time with his grand-children. He loved to travel with Kate and his big dog Mookie, in their old RV, and to go on long walks together.

He is survived by his wife, Kate; daughter Savannah Holdefer (Ty) and their children Rosalia and Dahlia of Mingo; step-son Jason (Bev) and their son Colin of Morgan Hill, CA (Richard joins their son, Damon, who died in 2015.) Richard is survived by his brother Ken (Pam) and his son Ken Jr. (Eryn) and their children Charlotte and Caroline of Des Moines; and by nieces and nephews and their children, whom he loved. Richard’s mother died in 2015.

The kids loved him, because he was just a big kid himself, who loved to laugh and be silly.

Richard died at home on June 12, 2018, after a short illness due to liver cancer. Cremation has taken place, and a private family memorial is planned for a later date. Memorial donations may be made to Unity Point Hospice, or the Animal Rescue League.


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