Karen Wolf, 60, Gladstone, died Friday, September 14, 2018 surrounded by her family at the St. Luke’s Home, Dickinson. Karen’s Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m., Wednesday, September 19, 2018 at St. Thomas Catholic Church, Gladstone, with Fr. Thomas Wordekemper, OSB as the celebrant. Interment will take place at the Medora Cemetery. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., at Ladbury Funeral Service, and will continue one hour prior to services at the church. There will be a rosary & vigil at 7 p.m., Tuesday at Ladbury Funeral Service, with Deacon Bob Zent presiding.

Karen was born October 24, 1957, at Abilene, Texas, the daughter of Richard and Verlene (Lee) Bennett. She was raised in Kermit, Texas for a time, and with her father working for the National Park Service, they moved to various parks. First they moved to Big Bend National Park, then to Devils Tower before settling in Medora at Theodore Roosevelt National Park.

She met her husband Keith Wolf, in 1977, and they were married on June 20, 1979 at St. Thomas Catholic Church. They welcomed their daughter, Kassidy (three months early) in 1983. Showing their true love for one another with Kassidy’s early entrance into the world, they made their home on the family farm south of Gladstone. Karen started her career with BLM in 1980 and retired in 2012.

One of her greatest joys came in 2008, with the birth of her granddaughter, Shyla. She enjoyed watching shows and playing with Shyla and the family dog, Bandit.

Karen is survived by her husband, Keith; her daughter, Kassidy (James) Fields, Dickinson; granddaughter, Shyla Fields; brother, Rick (Gayle) Bennett, Lena, Miss.; brothers-in-law, John (Judy) Wolf, Rapid City, S.D., Jim (Sherry) Wolf, Taylor, and Jerry (Marlys) Wolf, Gladstone; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Anita Sue; infant son, Lucas; and infant granddaughter, Katherine Annabelle Fields.

In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be given to St. Luke’s Home, Dickinson. Arrangements are with Ladbury Funeral Service, Dickinson,

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He is a freelance journalist who has actively worked on various environmental issues. He had covered the Clean Water Act amendments and the Superfund legislation which ultimately became the basis for the Clean Air Act which was promulgated in 1990. After that, he also covered the Food Quality Protection Act which was promulgated in 1996. As a freelance environmental reporter he also delved into the oil issue in North Dakota which altered the energy portfolio of the nation. He is also passionate about the various climate changes occurring around us and has reported about the harmful effects of global warming on the environment.