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In Remembrance: Yelm icon Bob Wolf passes away

Robert Monroe Wolf died on November 18th, the day after his 87th birthday.

From Funeral Alternatives:
A celebration of Bob’s life will be held on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. at the Yelm United Methodist Church. A reception will follow the service at the Yelm Prairie Motel.”

“Robert Monroe Wolf was born November 17, 1928 in Tacoma, WA, to Harold and Helen Wolf. After a long, full life, he passed away peacefully in his sleep on November 18, 2015 in Olympia, WA.”

“Bob was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Hal; and the love of his life for 53 years, Kathy [Former Yelm Mayor Kathy Wolf]. He is survived by his three children, Bob Jr., Kate Cook (Brett), Andy (Denyelle); one foreign exchange student “son,” Chris Schally; and nine amazing grandchildren (Megan, Brad, Devin, Brian, Amanda, Kraig, Jeremiah, Jacob, Andrea) who gave him such joy! Being a great Grandpa delighted him because it meant he got to hold new babies and play funny face games with the olders! He is also survived by his younger brother, David L. Wolf (Phyllis); a niece; and nephews.

“Bob was raised in Yelm, WA, where he was involved in many school, church and scouting activities throughout his childhood. He graduated from the Yelm schools in 1946 as the Salutatorian.”

“Bob wished to have donations, in lieu of flowers, made to the Robert and Kathryn Wolf Endowment Fund, The Community Foundation of South Puget Sound, 111 Market Street, Suite 175, Olympia, WA 98501. This endowment benefits graduates of Yelm High School.
Click here to read more of Bob’s life.

Editor’s note:
In my experience, Mayor Kathy Wolf and husband Bob were ideals of integrity, character and principles which they displayed throughout their town. I have come to know their son Andy to be “cut from the same, fine cloth.” I had hoped that the Yelm City Council would have accepted the Yelm Business Assn. (YBA) recommendation to name the Community Center for former Mayor Kathy Wolf and that Bob would have been there to cut the ribbon. He was touched by the on-the-record suggestion presented by the entire YBA Board to the Yelm City Council.

The Yelm Community Blog sends blessings to the entire Wolf family.

Posted by Steve on November 21, 2015 at 1:55 pm | Permalink

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