Grant Wolf

Grant Samuel Wolf, 96, of Ames passed on to eternal life on Tuesday, Apr. 1 while a patient at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.  

Grant was born March 1, 1918 on the family farm near Dana, the son of Samuel and Lillie Mylenbusch Wolf.  Grant graduated from Dana High School in 1936 and married Florence Harris on June 3, 1943 at the home of her parents.  

Grant was a farmer all his working days and diligently farmed the family farms of both his and Florence’s parents.  He was active with both church and community activities and enjoyed helping his neighbors in every way he could.  Grant enjoyed woodworking and was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan.  He lived by his strong Christian faith and was a member of First Evangelical Free Church.  

Grant is survived by his children, Ruth Williamsen (Ed) of Fentress, TX, Leanna Haahr (Verlyn) of Waterloo, and Grant Wolf Jr. (Rita) of Ottumwa; nine grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence; daughter, Melva Haman; and a grandson, Duane Williamsen.

Funeral Services were Apr. 5 at 10:30 a.m. at First Evangelical Free Church, 2008 24th St., in Ames with burial at Paton Township Cemetery in Paton.  The family received friends during a visitation on Apr. 4 from 6-8 p.m. at Stevens Memorial Chapel, Ames.

As a show of sympathy, memorial contributions should be directed to the family.  On-line condolences may be expressed through Stevens Memorial Chapel at

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