Memorial services for Karen Wolf, 52, of Waukee, Iowa were held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home in Jefferson. Rev. Julie Paulson of First United Methodist Church in Jefferson officiated. Danille Curtis was the soloist and accompanist. The family visited with friends beginning at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Interment was in the Paton Township Cemetery in Paton.
Karen Elaine Wolf, 52, passed away unexpectedly at her home in Waukee, Iowa on December 9, 2018.
Karen, daughter of Ronald and Phyllis (Patterson) Wolf, was born January 7, 1966 in Jefferson, Iowa. She attended school in Jefferson and was involved in music, drama, cheerleading, baton and track. After high school, Karen attended Westmar College in Le Mars, Iowa.
Karen worked for many years as a teaching associate for various school districts in Iowa, Minnesota and Nebraska. Most recently, Karen was employed by Nationwide Insurance, where she obtained an insurance agent license and worked in customer service for over 10 years.
Throughout her life, Karen enjoyed participating in community theater and singing. She sang the National Anthem at Nationwide’s annual Memorial Day service for the past several years. Karen also collected family memorabilia and was a knowledgeable family historian. Karen was known by many for her infectious laugh. After being selected as one of ten finalists from nearly 100,000 entries, she went on to compete in the 1999 Pillsbury Giggle-Off Contest in California. Karen was friendly, sentimental and enjoyed sharing funny stories and memories with others.
Grateful for having shared her life are her brother, Greg (Pat) Wolf of Urbandale; nieces, Jill (Riley) McDowell of Ankeny and Whitney (Daniel Weiser) Wolf of Grimes; and numerous cousins and special friends.
Karen was preceded in death by her parents, Ronald and Phyllis Wolf; grandparents; aunts; uncles; cousins; friends; and her beloved dog, Muffin.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to your favorite animal rescue organization.
Slininger-Schroeder Funeral Home, Jefferson, 515-386-2171.