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“Thank you for sharing your wisdom and experiences with me over the years. I always will remember your great stories, advice and teaching me how to...Read More »
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“Carol, Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. My sympathy for your loss. ”
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“Lots of good family memories and fun times during these 48 years. Thank you, Dick for being that special person for my sister.You were a wonderful...Read More »
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Richard K. "Dick" Woolf, age 86, of Dubuque, Iowa, was called home peacefully at 1:15 p.m., on Saturday, February 4, 2017, at UnityPoint Health Finley Hospital, surrounded by his loving family. To honor and celebrate Dick's life, family and friends may visit from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m., on Wednesday, February 8, 2017, at Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery.

Dick was born on June 23, 1930, in Ellenboro, WI, of Edward and Hazel (Raine) Woolf.

Dick was born and raised in Ellenboro before eventually putting down permanent roots in Dubuque. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Carol Jaeger, on August 2, 1968, in Galena, IL. They were blessed with 48 wonderful years, and raised 5 children together. Dick knew the value of an honest days work and would put in over 31 years as a butcher for the Dubuque Packing Company before finally retiring. Dick's primary goal in this life though was his family. He would devote many days to baiting and casting countless lines into the water with each and every child, he would regularly prepare spectacular meals which would have all calling back for the recipe, and Dick was also just as happy to simply sit around sharing his wealth of historical knowledge, or favorite story of the day, with anyone who would listen. Dick's family sadly arrives to a new world today with broken hearts, but we are grateful for the memories of a good and decent man who not only knew how to grow the best tomatoes, but also run an efficient quality control protocol on any questionable leftover still residing in the fridge.

Those left to cherish Dick's memory include

his loving wife,
Carol Woolf, Dubuque, IA;

his children,
Vicky (Roger) Fielding, Spring Green, WI,
Douglas (Mary Jo) Woolf, Johnston, IA,
Michelle (Scott) Becwar, Dubuque, IA
and Christopher (Misty) Woolf, Dubuque, IA;

his 6 grandchildren,
Ryan, Elissa, Lacey, Steven, Vanessa and Sawyer;

his 7 great-grandchildren,
Summor, Olivia, Michael, Gabriella, Violet, Lilian and Landyn;

and his brother,
Terry (Dee) Woolf, Platteville, WI;

and numerous nieces and nephews.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Steven Woolf; a granddaughter, Jessica Woolf; a sister, Shirley (James) Burkholder; and 2 brothers, Jack Woolf and David (Angie)Woolf.

A Richard K. "Dick" Woolf memorial fund has been established, which will be distributed among his favorite charities.

Dick's family would like to thank Dr. Viner, and the nurses and staff at Finley Hospital, for the professional, kind and compassionate care they provided Dick and his family.