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Richard (Dick) Wolfe

May 21, 2021

Visitation - Monday

May 24, 2021
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home

Prayer Service - Monday

May 24, 2021
7:00 PM -

Boulger Funeral Home

Visitation - Tuesday

May 25, 2021
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

St. Benedict's Church of Wild Rice

Funeral Mass - Tuesday

May 25, 2021
10:30 AM -

St. Benedict's Catholic Church of Wild Rice


Boulger Funeral Home

Richard (Dick) Wolfe

May 21, 2021


Richard (Dick) Raymond Wolfe, 78, passed away May 21, 2021 at the Sanford Health Hospital, Fargo surrounded by family.

Richard was born October 11, 1942 in Kirkland, WA to Raymond and Gertrude Wolfe. He attended grade school in Claire City and High School in New Effington. Soon after graduation, he enlisted in the Army National Guard and served in Fort Ord, CA and Fort Sill, OK. Upon, honorable discharge, he was hired on with Western Electric in Oakland, California and transferred to Minneapolis in 1964. In May of 1964, he married Sandra Lea Knudtson of Sisseton, SD. They made their home in Minneapolis for nine years and their sons, Troy and Todd.

In 1968 he hired on with IBM in Minneapolis. He held various positions with IBM, mostly hardware or software as a Technical Specialist. In 1973 transferred to Fargo, ND They built a home in Horace, ND where he served on the City Council, Horace Jaycees, lifetime member of the Horace Fire Department and Rescue, and a member of the Lions club. Richard was also active member at the St. Benedicts Catholic Church where him and Sandra assisted with events since they first joined in 1973. Richard and Sandy’s son, Todd later passed in 1992 and Richard would then later retire in 2004 after 35 years with IBM. Richard and Sandy built their second home in Horace where they presently live.

Richard and Sandy would spend the winter months in Florida at their motorhome. They would spend the time singing and Richard would play guitar for the RV parks in the community and in surrounding RV parks as well.
Richard enjoyed traveling, hunting, fishing, working in the garage and restoring classic cars, and spending time with his horse, Silver, in his younger years. He most of all loved spending time with his family and his two granddaughters, Brielle and Mykayla. They were the loves of his life. Richard will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

Richard is survived by his wife, Sandra; son, Troy (Lisa); grandchildren, Brielle and MyKayla; sister, Gwen (Marvin) Christopherson; and nephews, Joey (Rhonda) Christopherson and Chris (Pam) Christopherson.

Richard is preceded in death by son, Todd and his parents.

Visitation will take place from 5:00-7:00 PM with a Prayer service at 7:00 PM Monday, May 24, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. A Funeral Mass will take place at 10:30 AM Tuesday, May 25, 2021 at St. Benedict’s Catholic Church of Wild Rice. Burial will take place in Claire City, SD.


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12 responses to “Richard Wolfe”

  1. Garrie and Marnaca Lambert says:

    Sandy and family, Garrie and I are so sorry to read of Dick’s passing. We so enjoyed playing the Music Jams in Florida with you and Dick. May your wonderful memories and God bring you comfort.

  2. Everett and Nancy Steele says:

    Sandy – Heaven has a new guitar player. So sorry to hear about Dick. May good memories help you through these troubled times.

    Everett and Nancy Steele

  3. Maureta Studebaker says:

    I’m so sorry to learn of Dick’s death. He was such a positive and friendly guy! We (the worker bees at the law firm) could always count on him to pull up in his little white Camaro with the orange stripes and keep the copiers running!
    We are never ready to say “goodbye” to our loved ones! I hope that your many good memories, your family and friends, and the Peace of Christ will be close by in the days ahead. You and your family are in my prayers.

  4. Mike Studebaker says:

    Sandy, I am at a loss for words regarding the news of Dick’s passing. I feel extremely lucky to have known the Wolfe family almost 40 years and with that said struggle to make sense of death and it’s finality. As in most families Dick was not immune to loss and sadness, however all of the years I have known him he displayed strength and courage. I have deep admiration for Dick and his infinite talents, whether at the race track with Troy, or in the garage sizing up the next car project. All of you that were lucky enough to know Dick, also known that there is nothing he could not fix, well maybe not broken hearts 💔. From motor homes to guitars, cars to computers Dick knew them all. I tell myself how lucky I am to have spent just a little time with this wonderful and colorful husband, father, grandfather, and friend to so many. Crayola will never be able to reproduce the beautiful color that defines Dick Wolfe, may he Rest In Peace! Until we meet again.
    Mike, Brenda, and Calvin Studebaker

  5. Vonnie (Anderson) Jackson says:

    Sandy I’m so very sorry to read of Dick’s passing. It’s always hard to lose another family member, but the memories will always remain . You will be in my prayers.

  6. Marge Saude says:

    Sandy & family… we are so very sorry to hear of the loss of Dick. We have many special memories of our friends from Horace, & especially our fun times in the “Horace Rock & Roll Revue”. Prayers for peace. Marge & Jerry Saude

  7. Randy Scott says:

    So sorry to hear about this….he was the nicest guy
    and always had that big smile…sure gonna miss him
    I’m praying for Sandy and family 🙏🙏

  8. Jim & Collette Vetsch says:

    So sad to hear of Dicks passing. May he rest in pease and be joined with his son🙏

  9. Jodi Fischer Hendrickson says:

    Sandy, Troy and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I always enjoyed the times I got to visit with Dick and especially running in to you both in Medora a few years ago. Every time I see a classic car and especially a convertible, I think of hanging out at your house. Sending hugs and prayers to you all.

  10. Cathy Holmen says:

    Sandy, so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Our sympathies to you and your family.
    Dennis and Cathy Holmen

  11. Ralph Studebaker says:

    Sandy and Troy, I was saddened to hear of Dick’s passing, he was a very good friend and I knew I could always count on him to be there if I needed anything, he was such a good influence and so knowledgeable about cars, there was nothing he could not fix. I know Dick can never be replaced, there is not another man in the world like him! Sending sympathy, hugs and prayers to your family at this sad time.

    Ralph Studebaker

  12. Connie K Schooley says:

    Sandy, you don’t know me but I’m Dick’s cousin Connie Schooley (Parker). I’m so very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing and also for your son Todd’s passing so many years ago. I also have a son named Todd. I believe Gwen would remember me, my family lived in Sisseton and had Parker’s Barber and Beauty Shop. We visited uncle Ray and aunt Dietz many times. I always thought Dick was so handsome and he still is in his picture and has barely changed. My family moved to Rapid City, SD in 1962. My husband Don Schooley, had dementia and Parkinson’s so in July of 2019 we moved to Fairview, OR to be near our son Todd who lives in Portland, OR. Unfortunately Don declined in 2020 and moved from our home to an Alzheimer’s care center where he passed away from Covid-19 on November 21st of 2020 year. My son Todd and I were just back to Rapid City for Don’s Celebration of Life on May 28th. I’m hoping your family is close and your friends can help you get through this difficult time in your life.

    Sincerely, Connie Schooley

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