|Birth: ||Sep. 22, 1922|
|Death: ||Nov. 15, 2003|
Tribune, The (Ames, IA) - November 18, 2003
Deceased Name: Roger T. DeWolf
Roger T. DeWolf, 81, of Ames, died Saturday, Nov. 15, at Hospice of Iowa in West Des Moines. Funeral services will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 19, at Collegiate Presbyterian Church in Ames.
He was born Sept. 22, 1922, to James and Carrie DeWolf, in Rolfe. Roger grew up on a farm near Rolfe and graduated from Rolfe High School in 1936 at the age of 16. He served as class president. After high school, he attended Iowa State University and was a member of AGR Fraternity. During World War II, Roger enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and entered officer's training at Notre Dame University, where he was a member of the 1945 national championship cross-country team and a letterman. In 1945, he received his commission and married Helen Neville of Pocahontas. He was stationed in China. After his discharge from the service, he returned to Iowa, where he taught school and coached basketball in Grant Township. He returned to Iowa State and received his bachelor's degree in animal husbandry. He farmed with his father for several years in Rolfe. In 1959, he accepted a position with the Boone Valley Co-op in Eagle Grove.Roger opened the DeWolf Equipment Co. in Eagle Grove, which he operated with his wife until their retirement. He was active in Rotary and served as an elder in Goldfield Presbyterian Church and was elected to the Eagle Grove Community School Board. He and Helen moved to Green Hills Retirement Community in Ames in 1997. He again became active in Rotary. He was a keen supporter of ISU athletics, a member of the Cyclone Club and a season ticket holder for ISU football, and men's and women's basketball. A highlight for Roger was to be able to attend the Insight.com Bowl in 2000.
Adams Funeral Home in Ames is in charge of arrangements.
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Record added: Apr 27, 2011
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