Kenegunda “Keney” was born in Emmons County, Linton ND, to Mathias and Kenegunda (Vetter) Wolf on January 24, 1936. In 1945, the family moved to Napoleon, ND, and 1949-1953 to Bismarck, ND. Keney attended country school until they moved to Bismarck, where she attended St. Mary’s Grade and High School. In 1955, she then graduated from Napoleon High School.

Keney Wolf married Donald Foster at Fort Hood Texas on July 11th 1955.

Keney worked as a waitress and later as a receiving clerk for GNC/Golden Harvest for 23 years. Keney was a charter member of the AMVETS Post 7 Auxiliary in Fargo, ND. After retiring, Keney and Donald moved to Mesa, AZ in 1996. She was an active volunteer in several areas in her retirement community.

Keney is survived by her husband, Donald, Mesa, AZ, three children: Anita (Andy) Smith, Sylvania, GA, Byron (Michael) Foster, Mesa, AZ, and Lavon (Loren) Schmidt, Gilbert, AZ, three sisters: Annie Wald, Wishek, ND, Julia Sorlien, Fargo, ND, and Frances Leingang, Fargo, ND, one brother: Matt (Sharon) Wolf, Fargo, ND, three granddaughters: Melissa (Eric) Marion, High Point, NC, Brianna Daub, St. Paul, MN, Mikayla Daub (Ross), St. Paul, MN, two grandsons: Duane (Leah) Wood, Burbank, CA, Tyler Redlin (Heather), Moorhead, MN, four step-daughters, two great granddaughters, and one great grandson.

Keney is preceded in death by her parents: Mathias and Kenegunda Wolf, four sisters: Christine Mathern, Johanna Holm, Caroline Glatt, Maggie Bachmeier, and three brothers: Joseph, John, and Mike; one son-in-law: John Walker and one step-grandson: Eric Schmidt.


Visitation: July 6, 2022 @ 1:00 - 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
South Fargo, ND 58103

Celebration of Life: July 6, 2022 @ 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
South Fargo, ND 58103

Visitation: July 7, 2022 @ 9:30 - 10:30 am

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo
1825 S 11th St.
Fargo ND 58103

Funeral Mass: July 7, 2022 @ 10:30 am

Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo
1825 S 11th St.
Fargo ND 58103


North Dakota Veteran's Cemetery Mandan ND
1825 46th St Mandan ND 58554

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  1. Uncle Donald, Anita, Byron, Lavon and family. I am sorry for your loss. I will miss Aunt Keney. As with all the Wolf family she had her distinct laugh and accent which I will miss but most of all her true caring spirit and wanting to know about others. Glad I made the last reunion as we never know who will make it next. Glad she is in God’s hands and may she rest in Peace. Love you aunt Keney and family.
    Eric, Lynn and Family, Moorhead

  2. Dear Aunt Keney! You were always a shining light in my world. You were the best Godmother, I could ever ask for. You welcomed everyone in your home and showed the most generous hospitality! No phone call necessary, just show up and the coffee abundantly poured! Your smile was infectious! After my visits with you, I always left feeling more happiness and love from 2 amazing people, you and Uncle Donald. My Mesa visits will never be the same. You will be greatly missed. RIP Aunt Keney! No more pain, no more suffering! Go in peace to your everlasting home.

    Love you forever.
    Your God-daughter
    Fran Carey

    P.S. I’m lighting a turquoise candle for you, as that was your favorite color.

  3. Uncle Donald and my cousins;
    Aunt Keney and mom had great laughs when they got together.
    “…a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.”
    – Ecclesiastes 3:4
    May all of you remember the good memories and the laughs that go with them.
    God Bless you all,
    Yours in Christ,

  4. To all of Ant Kenny’s husband, children grand children, and the many many cousins that call Kenny Aunt Kenny.
    I am so sorry for your loss. Aunt Kenny was a very special person. It never seemed right to just call her “Kenny” The aunt must proceed that to fit.

    She was always a spark of sunshine. She had that laugh that warmed my heart. I enjoyed sitting and talking with her. I know she is not to far away in heaven. I hope I can see her again someday in heaven.

    My thoughts and prayers are with Aunt Kenny’s family, friends, and all who called her “Aunt Kenny”

  5. Sending sympathy and warm thoughts. We have memories of Kenny being so cheerful and welcoming. I will never forget her.

  6. Don and family, my deepest sympathy to you all. Don, Never thought when I saw you and Kenny exactly a year ago in Fargo, how fortunate I was to have enjoyed such a wonderful breakfast and visit with you, Kenny and Frances, it would be the last time I would see her. It was such a fun visit. Those summer visits were always such a joy for me. May God be with you all and rejoice in the good memories. Sending Love and Prayers for you all.
    Carol Wetsch

  7. Dear Uncle Donald and cousin, I also have good memories of Aunt Kenny, as a child we were often at your house on Sundays for dinner. She certainly was a welcoming person to your home. She will be missed, so sorry for your loss.

  8. Rest In Peace, my friend!! I will always remember the good times we had. Whether near or far we remained friends for many years. I was very shocked to hear of your passing from this earth, however, I do know you will have a special place in your new heavenly home.

  9. Dear Uncle Donald, Byron, Anita, Lavon, In-Laws and Grandchildren,

    We are blessed with people who touch our lives in ways we can barely understand. Aunt Keney was that person. She did so much for everyone who knew her and that incredible presence and generosity will be missed.

    Aunt Keney and I had a special bond. Since Byron and I spent quite a bit of time together, she always called me her #2 Son. What a nice honor!

    Aunt Keney is gone from our sight, but never from our hearts. My heartfelt thoughts go out to you in this time of sadness. My affection for Aunt Keney will remain for eternity.

  10. My condolences to you Don and your whole family. I was just reminiscing of the Christmas and other holiday gatherings we had with your family. From those memories I bet Keney was a great Grandma! My prayers to all of you.
    Bob Hilsendeger

  11. We are so sorry for your loss. It was so good to see you at Denny’s EVERY Sunday in AZ. We will miss that. Kenny will live in our memories forever.

  12. Don,
    We are so sorry to hear of Keney’s passing and we will miss her on her walks by the house. We are glad that we had the opportunity of knowing you and her over these last 22 years. We will see you when you return to Mesa. Our prayers go out to you and your family.
    Don and Eden Thompson

  13. Our heartfelt condolences. Don you and Kenny had so many wonderful years together. Just remember the good times. Love Bob And Bev Abbott

  14. Don and Family, Keney was a people builder. She was also the best conversationalist I’ve ever met. We wouldn’t see you 2 for awhile and it was like we never parted. I loved being around both of you. I can’t think of Keney without thinking of you too, Don. What a huge loss for all that knew her. I was proud to call her friend, and you too Don. Take care of you now.

  15. Dear Uncle Donald and family,
    I am so very sorry for your loss. 2021 and 2022 has not been kind to the Wolf family. I will certainly miss Aunt Keney’s smile and most of all her laugh. We made so many, many trips when I was younger to Minneapolis, and getting to stay at your house overnight (in Fargo) was the joy of my trips! Aunt Keney always made sure I was all comfy and cozy. I loved lying on the couch downstairs and hearing her laugh! Such wonderful memories. Keep them close to your heart. She is forever with us.
    Lynette (Glatt) Heimer

  16. I was so saddened to hear of the passing of one of my closest classmates. I will definitely miss our phone calls but one thing for sure is that I was truly blessed to have such a great friend like her From our meetings from Napoleon to Mesa one thing for sure is that she will never be forgotten.. The school reunions sure won’t be the same without her. Until I see you again my dear friend. Condolences to Don and his family too!

  17. My deepest condolences to the whole family and love. Anita and I have been friends since St. Mary’s grade school days, then after we moved to Detroit Lakes she went to Shanley and I Public High School. Our friendship remained strong through all the decades even being on separate coasts. I remember going over to Foster’s home and Keney being so warm and welcoming to me. I am sure Keney will be sorely missed by all.

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