Wolf, age 54, of Chesterton, IN, passed away on July 11, 2017.
He was born on
October 4, 1962, in Valparaiso, IN, to Edward and Catherine Wolf.
Chuck is survived
by his wife, Kathy Wolf (Hartmann); his daughter, Lexi Wolf; brothers, Brian
(Linda) and Tim; sisters, Judy (Jerry) Lazzara, Rosemary Dabrowski, Mary
Jayne (Dave) Bush, and Lisa (Patrick) Henry; nephews and nieces, Caroline,
Jason, Derek, Eric, Andrew, Nicole, Nicholas, and Malik.
He was preceded in
death by his parents, his brother-in-law, Allen Dabrowski; his niece Alyssa
Dabrowski, and special cousins, Tom (“TK”) Kemp, Chris (“Boots”) Kemp, and
Steve (“Combo”) Francis.
Friends and family
remember Chuck’s sharp wit and amazing ability to tell a story, especially
while stoking a well-tended campfire. He had an endearing habit of giving
people clever and perfectly appropriate nicknames. Wherever he went, Chuck
engaged with people in a sincere and authentic way, so it was no wonder that
he never met a stranger.
He had a passion
for sports, as a player leading CHS in many basketball wins and as a
die-hard fan of the Chicago White Sox and Notre Dame football. In fact, he
loved all Chicago sports teams except one.
Chuck loved music,
from Neil Young to Bob Dylan, from the “Jesus Christ Superstar” soundtrack
to Coletrane, from rock to jazz and back again. He took great pride in his
work. And no one could come close to beating him in Trivial Pursuit,
especially the Andy Griffith version.
Most of all, Chuck
dearly loved his wife and daughter who will miss him very much, as will so
many people who had the privilege and joy of knowing him.
In lieu of flowers,
memorial donations can be made to a college fund for Lexi (make check to:
College Choice Advisor 529, Alexandria J. Wolf/Beneficiary, Merrill Lynch,
707 East 80th Place, Suite 400, Merrillville, IN, 46410) or to the National
will be held Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 5:00 p.m., at Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN, 46304.
take place on Saturday, July 15, 2017, from 2:00 p.m. until time of service
at the funeral home. Cremation will be performed by Heritage Crematory,
to the family may be made at