Born on September 23rd, 1934, in Denver, CO, Robert was the youngest of three children born to William and Anita Wolfe. Robert received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Kansas in 1956. Robert carried on his family lineage in the United States Army beginning with The Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) while in college. After graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the United States Army and served as a member of the Infantry, Armor, and 82nd Airborne. His service to this country was not only stateside but included posts in other countries as well as two tours in Vietnam. Robert earned the rank of Colonel by the age of 40. After retirement from the Army, Robert became part owner of the Computers ASP store in the northland area of Kansas City where he was instrumental in getting the first Apple computers into area schools.
Robert was married to Judith L. Wolfe for 59 years before her passing in 2017. Together, they had three sons, Robert A. Wolfe, Jr. (Kathy Wolfe) of Buford, GA; Jefferson L. Wolfe (Danielle Wolfe); and William L. Wolfe (Robin Wolfe). From these sons, he was ‘Dad Wolfe’ to Jefferson L. Wolfe, Jr.; Jacob L. Wolfe; Kristen Holland (Dustin Holland); Daniel Saylor; Matthew Thompson, and six great grandchildren. He was overjoyed in being ‘Dad Wolfe’ and had a close relationship with his grandchildren, being part of their activities and taking every opportunity to impart his words of wisdom. He was very proud of his family and their individual accomplishments.
Robert not only leaves behind his immediate family, but his sister in Indiana and nieces and nephews in Indiana, Texas, Illinois, California, Alaska, and Louisiana. He will be very missed and remembered fondly.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests consideration of a donation to Wounded Warriors.
Services will be held on Wednesday, December 15, 2021, at the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. Visitation will begin at 11:00 a.m. with a funeral service following at 12:00 p.m. A committal service with full military honors under the auspices of the United States Army Honor Guard will take place at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 15, at Leavenworth National Cemetery, 150 Muncie Road Leavenworth, KS.