Kathy Lee (Meints) Wolf was born on Oct. 14, 1956, in Philadelphia, Penn., at the Philadelphia Naval Hospital to Orville and Idell (DeGrote) Meints. Kathy was raised in Worthington, Minn. and later moved to Clara City, Minn. She was baptized and confirmed in her faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City. She graduated with the Class of 1974 from Clara City High School and attended college in Canby, Minn., where she received a secretarial degree.
On Aug. 7, 1976, Kathy was united in marriage to Gary Wolf by Rev. Arthur Nickel and Father James Moran at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City. They made their home in Norwood Young America, Minn., where they raised their three children, Stacie, Melissa and Matthew. Kathy and Gary shared over 36 wonderful years of marriage.
In addition to being a loving wife and mother, Kathy thoroughly enjoyed working as an office assistant in the dental field, most recently at Gustafson Dental in Arlington, Minn. Her kind and caring demeanor was shown to all those with whom she interacted on a daily basis. Kathy was a faithful and active member of All Saints Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America.
Kathy had a passion for cooking, enjoyed watching “her shows,” and loved spending time at her cabin on Lake Washington in Dassel. At the lake, she would make a point to watch the sun rise and sun set. She loved the simple things in life. Kathy cherished the time she was able to spend with her friends, family, “the campers,” and especially her grandchildren. She always said “I am the lucky one.”
Kathy passed away with her family by her side on Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, at Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home in Chaska, Minn. She faithfully received her call to meet the Lord and live among the angels in Heaven.
Kathy is survived by her:
Husband, Gary Wolf; Children, Stacie (Nathan) Rademacher, Melissa Wolf, Matthew Wolf, Grandchildren, Alexis, Makayla, and Aubrey Rademacher; Father, Orville Meints; Mother-In-Law, Joan Wolf; Siblings, Curtis (Diane) Meints, Julie (Tim) Hauser, Nancy (Loren) Gosseling; Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Kathy is preceded in death by her mother, Idell Meints, and father-in-law, Roman Wolf.