Robert E. Wolf, 84 died Saturday, March 19, 2011, in his home of natural causes. Robert was born the sixth child to Henry and Mable (Keeney) Wolf in Wesley, Iowa. He spent his younger years in Iowa and Wisconsin.
He was inducted into the U.S. Army on Jan. 13, 1945. He served his country in the Asiatic Pacific Theater for which he earned a ribbon. He also earned the Army of Occupation medal-Japan, the Philippine Liberation ribbon, the Victory and Good Conduct medals, and the Distinguished Unit badge.
Following an honorable discharge in November 1946, he worked as a telephone lineman and traveled throughout the U.S. After being wed to Cecelia (Smith) in Avon, Minn., on Oct. 25, 1954, this work travel continued until about 1960 when they settled near McGregor, Minn. Now he could work the lines but the traveling ceased. It is here that Bob got a job with Consolidated Telephone Company from 1965 until he retired in 1988. In 1973 they moved to a lake near Brainerd and lived the rest of their lives in that very peaceful place they called home.
Robert was a very active member of his church, a member of the VFW, a 34-year member of Legion Post No. 255. He enjoyed hunting, golf and bowling. He also loved taking long road trips with his brothers.
Survived by his brothers, Henry and Doug, both of Iowa; and sisters JoAnne Knowles, of Nevada, Mary Martin, of Wisconsin, and Pat Joch, of Wisconsin; also many nieces and nephews and very dear friends. Preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Ceil in 2003; and several brothers and sisters.
Services will be held Monday, March 28, 2011, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Brainerd. Mass will be at 11 a.m. with visitation for one hour prior to the Mass. Burial will take place at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery at 2 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church are preferred.