Our beloved Dean W. Wolf, age 83, peacefully departed this life for the next on Monday, July 19, 2021, surrounded by his loved ones.
Dean was born to Hyrum Joseph Wolf and Myrtle Edna Winter on July 25, 1937. One of 10 children, mostly sisters, Dean grew up working with his hands in any way that he could manage. From a young age he was a creative builder, loved animals and being outdoors, enjoyed hunting and watching cowboy movies. Anytime Dean could be outdoors, he was at home.
Dean graduated from Jordan High School in Salt Lake City, Utah, he later studied for two years at Utah State University in Logan, and then graduated from the Utah State Police Academy.
Dean met and married the absolute love of his life, Linda Fay Baum in the Salt Lake City LDS Temple on September 27, 1956. Together they created and raised a beautiful family of mostly daughters, and one son. Dean was passionate about sharing his hobbies and interests with his children. He often took them out camping and taught them many life skills and morals.
In his younger years, Dean worked for Mountain Bell phone company and then at his family’s rock crushing plant. After a debilitating injury he became an independent contractor installing flooring, as well as, Chief of Police in Salem, Utah for 14 years. As a law enforcement officer, Dean was proud of his work in the community and his ability to serve in a larger magnitude.
Words could never suffice to say enough things about how incredible a person Dean was. As an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Dean served in a variety of roles including a temple ordinance worker and scout master. Dean never ignored a prompting to serve his neighbors and friends. He will be remembered for his compassionate soul, unending friendship, his strong morals, and work ethic. He will forever be missed by his loving family.
Dean is survived by his devoted wife, Linda, his children, Cristy (Michael) McClure, Brenda (Alan) Hutchings, Carolee (Darren) Jensen, Tara (Rich) Pope, and Sara (Doug) Halliday. He is also survived by 30 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, 1 brother, and 4 sisters.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Hyrum and Myrtle, his brothers Vernon Joseph Wolf and Arlen Winter Wolf, his sisters Bonnie LaRue Wolf and LeiOma Ann Wolf. He is also preceded in death by his son Deav Arnold Wolf; brothers-in-law Art Moore, Kim Ware, Leon Willes, Dean Hill, and Robert Anderson; sisters-in-law Pat Wolf, Irene Wolf, and Carol Anderson.
A viewing in Dean’s honor will be held Sunday, July 25, 2021, at the Walker Funeral Home in Spanish Fork at 187 South Main Street from 6 o’clock until 8 o’clock in the evening. A second viewing will be held on Monday, July 26, 2021, at the Salem Stake Center 470 East Salem Canal Road from 9:45 until 10:45 in the morning. Following the viewing, the funeral will commence at 11 o’clock in the morning at the Stake Center. Interment will be held at the Salem City Cemetery.
The family would like to thank Maple Creek Home Health Care and Hospice for their loving and dedicated service.
Family and Friends may stream the funeral service here.