Ag industry leader, Doug Wolf, passes away at 61

Wisconsin State Farmer
Douglas Wolf

LANCASTER - Douglas Wolf, a well known leader in Wisconsin agriculture circles, passed away unexpectedly at his home on July 27. 2016, at the age of 61.

Wolf and his wife, Kris, and son, Shannon, were partners in Wolf L&G LLC, a diversified hog, cattle and crop farm near Lancaster. Wolf served on the Wisconsin Pork Producers Board, and was the past president of the National Pork Producers Council. He also served on the Lancaster School Board and People's State Bank Board. For the past 14 months, Wolf was a member of the State of Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection.

Wolf had a passion to share his love for agriculture which lead him to being elected to numerous boards and committees for which he traveled many different states and countries, leaving a legacy in the agriculture industry. Since 2013, Doug and Kris have owned Driftless Meats & More in Viroqua. He was also active in the Lancaster FFA Alumni, Lancaster Congregational Church, and enjoyed hunting trips with family and friends. Doug loved spending time with his five wonderful grandchildren and all of their activities.

Wolf graduated from Lancaster High School in 1973 and went on to receive a bachelor's degree from UW-Platteville and a master's degree from the UW-Madison. He taught at the University of Wisconsin-Platteville for a short time and later returned to farming.

He is survived by his wife, Kris; daughter Megan and her daughters, Makenna and Malaina Graney; their son, Shannon (Melissa) and their sons, Mitch, Nolan and Ross.

Funeral services were held on Aug. 2 at the Lancaster Congregational Church. Burial took place in the Hillside Cemetery in Lancaster. A Douglas D. Wolf Memorial Fund has been established.