Leonard “Lenny” Francis Wolf, 67, of Aberdeen, passed away Sunday, July 12, 2020, at Sanford Aberdeen Medical Center.
His funeral service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 17, 2020, at Schriver’s Memorial Mortuary & Crematory, 414 5th Avenue NW, Aberdeen, with Father Andy Thuringer officiating.
Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery with a luncheon and time of fellowship immediately following at Schriver’s Memorial Fellowship Center.
Visitation at the mortuary will be 5-7 p.m., Thursday, and one hour before the service on Friday.
Family and friends may sign Lenny’s online guestbook and view his service via the live stream service link at www.schriversmemorial.com.
Condolences may be sent to: Adele Wolf, 1311 North Penn St., Aberdeen, SD 57401.
Leonard Francis Wolf was born May 31, 1953, to Frank and Magdalena (Hummel) Wolf in Aberdeen. He attended St. Mary’s Parochial School and Roncalli High School, graduating from Roncalli with the Class of 1971. Lenny furthered his education at North Dakota State College of Science in Wahpeton, ND, where he received a degree in Auto Mechanics. He then returned to Aberdeen and started his own auto mechanic shop. Lenny also worked for Nelson Auto Electric and NW Engine Supply before moving to Seattle in 1984. While living in Seattle, Lenny began his career with Goodyear and Bridgestone Firestone.
Lenny was united in marriage to Adele Rieker in Seattle on November 10, 1989. Their union was blessed with one daughter, Erica. The family made Seattle their home, where Lenny continued his work with Goodyear and Bridgestone Firestone until 1996, when he retired due to ill health. They returned to Aberdeen in 1998. One year later, Lenny started his own engraving business called “Able Engraving” which lived up to its name as he was able to literally engrave on anything. Lenny was still working in his business at the time of his death.
Lenny was an active member of Pheasants Forever and served as their Treasurer for many years. In his spare time, he enjoyed playing cards, fishing, hunting, and playing slot machines. Lenny also enjoyed working on old cars, especially the very first new car he ever owned, which is a 1987 Thunderbird that he still has to this day. He took great pride in his home, his yard, and especially his family. Lenny was a “jack of all trades” and could fix anything. He was always working on a project or helping others in need. Lenny will be greatly missed by many.
Grateful for having shared Lenny’s life is his wife of 30 years, Adele Wolf of Aberdeen; his daughter, Erica (Chris) Styles of Brentford, SD; his granddaughters, Madison and Sawyer Styles of Brentford, SD; his brother, Lee (Barb) Wolf of Aberdeen; his in-laws: Lee Parker of Gentry, AR, Paul Weber of Spokane, WA, Bill Rathkamp of Port Washington, WI, Layton (Sylvia) Thompson of Montrose, SD, Dennis (Dottie) Rieker and Tom (Deb) Rieker, both of Aberdeen, and Rick Rieker of Des Moines, IA; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
Lenny was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Magdalena Wolf; one brother, Father Andrew Wolf; two sisters, Georgiana Parker and Aloysia Weber; mother-in-law, Edna Rieker; and sister-in-law, Doris Rathkamp.
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