Carol Kay Wolf

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Carol Kay Wolf
Granada First Responders
Granada, MN

Carol Wolf was a Good Samaritan. It's how she lived. And it's how she died. Carol and her sister, Linda were on their way back from the store Friday, November 13, 1992. About a mile from home the two sisters stopped to offer assistance to an 18-year-old motorist who had just hit a deer. A passing motorist struck and killed Carol at the scene of the first accident.

Her family sat around the kitchen table the Sunday after, not to mourn her death, but to celebrate her life. They didn't ask why she stopped, why she got out of the car or why she didn't just drive by. They knew Carol. Friday night's good deed was characteristically Carol. She was the mother who would bring home the stray animals and beg the kids to keep them. If someone's car needed pushing, she was behind the bumper. She was the one who couldn't say "No" to a good cause.

And there were many good causes. Like her three sisters, Carol had trained and volunteered as an EMT. She was a dedicated member of the First Responders group. Carol was involved with the free Blood Pressure clinics, did on-call for the neighboring Ambulance in Fairmont, gave free EMS demonstrations, and worked at all of the Granada First Responder fund-raises, as well as attending seminars and workshops to keep abreast of EMS and First Responder information.

Carol lived an amazingly full 48 years, giving her family a lot to look back on and be proud of. Linda laughed about the way her big sister kept her family in fudge and cinnamon rolls."She gave my kids a Tupperware with instructions to bring it back whenever it was empty....It's empty now, I guess it'll stay that way."

Honored 1997