Arnold "Paul" Wolfe

April 19, 1941May 21, 2013

Paul Wolfe, 72, of Walker, MN formerly of Long Grove, IA passed away Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at his home in Walker MN. Cremation has been done and a visitation will be held 4-8PM Wednesday (5/29) at the Runge Mortuary & Crematory Davenport. Services will be 10:00AM Thursday at the Mortuary with burial of ashes to follow at the National Cemetery Rock Island, IL. Memorials may be made to Scott County Sheriff’s DARE program. On line condolences can be shared at

Paul was born April 9, 1941 in Colfax, Iowa to Frank and Audra (Inglis) Wolfe. He joined the military and spent six years in Germany where he met Trudi Sichler. She returned with Paul to Iowa and they were married on April 16, 1963 in Vinton, Iowa. They lived in Davenport where he worked for the Davenport police department, and then for the Scott County Sheriff’s Department until his retirement in 2000. He and Trudi spent summers on Ten Mile Lake in Walker, Minnesota until officially moving “north” in July of 2012. He was a member of the Hackensack American Legion Post #202 in Minnesota. Paul enjoyed fishing, hunting and being with his family. He and Trudi made many memories traveling together, taking motorcycle trips, and boating on the Mississippi. Paul will be remembered as a devoted Husband, father, grandpa, and great-grandpa “Opa.”

Paul is survived by his loving wife of 50 years Trudi, daughters, Melinda (Paul) Chaney,Tina (Bryan) Searle; grandchildren: Rachel, Julia, Stephanie, Andrew, Cody, Alicia (David); two great granddaughters Natalie, Olivia, and two more expected soon; brother Roy (Patti) Wolfe; nieces Debbie, Angie, Shelly; sister in law Ushie Salinger; niece Ingi; nephew Hannas; cousin’s wife Renate Zerngast; aunts Izetta Moore, Hazel Bechtel, and Edna Inglis.

Paul was preceded in death by his parents, Frank & Audra Wolfe, his dear friend and cousin Vincent Zerngast, brother in law Klaus Salinger, and mother in law Anna Sichler of the Black Forest, Germany.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 29, 2013
  • Memorial Service Thursday, May 30, 2013

Arnold "Paul" Wolfe

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June 1, 2013

Paul was a good man and dedicated to his job in Law Enforcement.It was an honor working with him and knowing him.Retired Major Charles K. Vollmer Scott County Sheriffs Dept.August 1973-January 1996.

Dan Brodersen

May 31, 2013

Tina Searle and family, just wanted to express our deepest sympathy and condolences on the loss of your father, may the memories of your Dad help to ease your broken heart, wishing you all well. Dan Brodersen and family

May 30, 2013

Paul -you are an inspiration to us young ones in the law enforcement lifestyle. I will remember all the helpful tips you have given me over the years. I pray our marriage is as strong as yours was through it all. Your love for each other always showed. Big hug to you Trudi and family...Laura Farrington Ottumwa, IA

May 29, 2013

Paul, I learned much from you as a member of the Law Enforcement community. Your guidence as a supervisor and your friendship as a Deputy will always be cherished. I will fondly remember the first case I was aasigned to work with you. I learned alot about investigating, and alot about you. You made me laugh during that case. God Bless you Paul..........

John Marxen

Bryan Searle

May 29, 2013

You were like a father to me for 25 years.
I learned many things from you that helped me become the man that i am today. I cared dearly about you and the teasing that i always recieved from you was your way of saying you felt the same way.
I will miss you dearly, say "hello" to my dad.
Your son in law,

Alicia and David Crews

May 29, 2013

Alicia and I will miss very much grandpa we love you.

Tina Searle

May 29, 2013

My heart is forever broken without you. Thank you for always being there for me. You will always be my "hero".
With all my love,