Roger William Wulf, 91, of New Castle, Colorado passed away peacefully Saturday, April 23, 2022, at his home in East Gull Lake, MN.
Roger was born on November 27, 1930 in Willmar, MN.
Roger was born to parents Charles Peter Nicholas Wulf and Esther (Hvam) Wulf in Willmar, MN. He graduated from Willmar High School in 1948, attended the University of Minnesota, served in the 47th Division of the Willmar National Guard unit during the Korean War, and attended Officer Candidate School at Fort Belvoir , Virginia. Roger began his long and successful career in the lumber business in Fairmont, MN when he was hired by his uncle on June 1, 1952 to work at the JF Anderson Lumber Company. In 1969, he was hired as a plant engineer for Armor and Co. While at Fairmont, Roger served as president of the Rotary Club, president of the Fairmont HS Band Boosters Club, and, in 1968, secretary of the Fairmont School Board. In 1972 he returned to the lumber business as manager of Independent Lumber Company in Cortez, CO and transferred to Aspen, CO in 1978 to manage the Boise Cascade Lumber Co. During the years 1979-1989 he was a director of the Mountain States Assn. merchants of lumber and building materials. and President of the National Lumber Building Material Dealers Assn. As active church members in Glenwood Springs, CO, Roger served as chairman of the building committee for Holy Cross Lutheran Church. On January 31, 2001, Roger retired fully from BMC West after 46 years in the wood business.
Roger’s hobbies were building houses, furniture, games, and continually remodeling and fixing things. It was a constantly moving Energizer Bunny.
His favorite expression and gesture with the grandchildren was “Thumbs up buddy”.
Roger and Ardis (Hauan) Wulf have been married for 71 and a half years. Roger is survived by Cheryl (Wulf) Karlgaard and Don; Marcia (Wulf) Handahl; Vicki (Wulf) Holtan and Paul; and Robert Wulf and Cheryn (Lindstrom). He was predeceased by his parents, his half-sister Dorothy Jovan, his son Thomas Wulf (2013) and his son-in-law Ross Handahl (2017). Roger’s legacy lives on in his 14 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. Roger is also survived by his brother Donald Wulf (93) and Barbara, his sisters Marilyn Hultgren (89) and Helen Meade (87) as well as many nieces and nephews.
Honorary bearers are Roger’s grandchildren: Matthew Karlgaard, Sarah (Handahl) Ahlberg, Luke Karlgaard, Stephanie (Handahl) Benson, Daniel Karlgaard, Andrew Holtan, Stacie (Handahl) Matuska, Megan (Holtan) Jørgenson, Maari Karlgaard, Michael Holtan, Emylee (Wulf) Altenburg, Hannah (Wulf) Kong, Alyssa Wulf and Lauryn Wulf.
A Celebration of Life will be held at the Lutheran Church of the Cross in Nisswa, MN on Friday, May 6, 2022, at 11 a.m., followed by a light lunch. Burial with military honors will take place at 3:00 p.m., Thursday, May 5, 2022, at the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery near Camp Ripley. Vicar Michelle Ruen will officiate the service.
Memorials are suggested at the Good Samaritan Hospice, the Lutheran Church of the Cross, AHC Kids and a fund to purchase trees to plant in Roger’s memory.
Nelson – Doran Funeral Home