Richard “Hunk” Wolf, 83, Albany
May 13, 1933 – November 3, 2016
The Mass of Christian Burial, celebrating the life of Richard “Hunk” Wolf, age 83 of Albany, will be 11:00 AM, Friday, November 11 at the Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Hunk died unexpectedly Thursday at the St. Cloud Hospital. There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM, Thursday and again after 10:00 AM Friday at the Seven Dolors gathering space in Albany. Seven Dolors parish prayers will be at 4:00 PM followed by the Albany Fire Department, the Albany American Legion and the Knights Of Columbus who will pray a rosary at 6:00 PM. Arrangements are being made by the Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes.
Hunk was born May 13, 1933 in Albany to Edward and Veronica (Holthaus) Wolf. When he was still young, he started working at Lux Farm Supply in Albany. He graduated from Albany High School and entered the U.S. Army. After his discharge, he returned to Albany and continued working at Lux Farm Supply selling John Deere equipment. Eventually he became part owner of the company. Hunk married Alice Hanauska on December 29, 1954 in Albany. The couple lived in Albany and raised four children. He was very active in the community and was involved in the Albany Fire Department for over 50 years, including serving has Chief. Hunk was a member of Seven Dolors Catholic Church, the Albany Fire Department, the Albany American Legion, the Albany Lions Club, C.E.R.T, and he was a past member and Chairman of the Albany School Board.
Hunk is survived by his children, Debra (Russell) Solarz, Albany; Dennis (Lisa) Wolf, Bend, OR; Diane Wolf, Albany and Donna (Paul) Voit, Ham Lake, 8 grandchildren; Sarah Solarz, Randy Solarz, Bryan Voit, Travis (fiancé Kari Ebnet) Voit, Nicole Voit, Alexis (Daniel) Pederson, Lauren Falcon, Hanna Wolf and great-granddaughter, Alice Marie Pederson. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters, Ruth Wolf, Plymouth; Renee (Gerald) Esselman, Plymouth; Ralph (Arlene) Wolf, Orting, WA; Robert (Beverly) Wolf, Seattle, WA; Roger Wolf, Albany; Rodney (Barbara) Wolf, Avon and Russell (Joyce) Wolf, Albany.
He is preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Alice on October 5, 2008, and his sisters, Rita Torborg, Romona Otis and Rosemary Gary.