Wendy Lynn Wolfe, 44, of Ankeny and formerly New London, died Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Ankeny. She was born February 24, 1973 in Burlington, the daughter of Robert Lynn and Peggy Lynn Metzger Schnathorst. On February 2, 2012, she married Kevin Keith Wolfe in Burlington. She attended school in New London and graduated from Burlington High School in 1991. She was of the Christian faith and was a past member of Kiwanis. She worked in property management. Wendy especially enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren; they were her life.
Survivors include her husband of Ankeny; mother and stepfather, Peggy and Dennis Stout of Ankeny; father, Robert Schnathorst (Stephanie Hexom) of Burlington; children, Dustin Messer and Devin Messer of Houghton; Taylor Messer of Burlington; Braydon Wolfe and Brianna Wolfe both of New London; Kobe Ledbetter of Danville and Kiley Ledbetter of Ankeny; four grandchildren, Ashton Neff, Novalee Simmons, Emmitt Messer and Avacyn Messer; Grandmother, Ruth Metzger of Burlington; brothers, Kirk Schnathorst and Scott (Kati) Stout, both of Ankeny; Robert Schnathorst, Jr., Kansas City, Missouri; sister Trisha (John) Streyffeler, Ankeny; nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; mother-in-law, Sharon (Chuck) Hallett of Mt. Pleasant; sisters-in-law, Dawn (Scott) McNeil, Wapello and Sandy Wolfe, Trenton; and brother-in-law, Greg Wolfe, Washington, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her grandfathers, Robert Metzger, Robert Richardson and John Cummings; grandmother, Betty Schnathorst; and two sisters, Janel Manson and Brandee Stout.
The funeral service for Mrs. Wendy Wolfe will be Monday, August 28, at 11:00 AM at Elliott Chapel, New London, with Pastor Kathleen Moore officiating. Visitation will begin at 9:00 with the family present to greet friends one hour prior to the service. Cremation will be accorded following the service with inurnment at a later date at Aspen Grove Cemetery, Burlington. In Lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
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Wendy was a great friend and wonderful Mom and Grandma! She always had a smile on her face and could cheer anyone up! The most amazing person I've ever known! I miss her so much! Till we meet again my friend.
I worked with Wendy for a year when we were both with Newbury Living. She was a very kind lady and I was saddened to hear the news of her passing. My heart goes out to all of her family and friends.
Wendy was my aunt. We both have severe Migraines and bonded over that. She was an amazing person and cared so much about everyone else. I just wish she hadn't gotten so depressed and was kept a secret.
I shall celebrate every life that was in some way dedicated to the Stout Family. Scott told me of a great force in Wendy, being the extra hand when needed. Strength and honor in this time of grief.
I am sending condolences to everyone. The love Wendy had for her family was always so apparent. There are no words to express how sad I feel. Life is sometimes so unfair and hard to understand. I am praying for pea... more
Wendy was a gem! She will be missed by so many. Praying for her family and friends.