Family was everything to Michael. His children and grandchildren (grand angels to him) were the light of his life, and he loved spending every moment possible with them. Family camping trips with parents, brothers and families always included fishing, bonfires, and sharing stories. One of his favorite spots for fishing was on the Little North Fork of the Coeur d’Alene River. The Wolf cabin on the Swan River in Montana had many great weekends of family gathering, where Michael directed the young ones in fishing adventures.
Michael loved coaching kids, it did not matter their age or ability. Winning or losing did not matter everyone got to play. His main goal was to ensure everyone got to play. He worked well with the kids and parents alike, setting sportsmanship standards for all. He was always proud of the fact that his teams won the Sportsmanship Award every year. Coach Mike coached basketball, baseball, spring and fall soccer. Because of his willingness to make sure that every youngster was treated equally and his mentoring of many, he received the first “Coach of the Year” award from Post Falls Park and Recreation Department in 2008. Coach Mike included all children, spending time researching to find the best way to make them successful. Many kids could be heard yelling “hi, Coach Mike” around town years after they stopped playing.
Michael is survived by his children Zachary, Michael, and Cassidy Wolf; grand angels Kyler and Samantha; his father Robert; brothers Robert(Chris) and Thomas(Patti); numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; and extended friends he considered family. Michael was proceeded in death by his mother Eleanor and nephew James R Wolf.
In lieu of flowers the family asks for donations to be made to the Post Falls Park and Recreation Department for a scholarship in his name. Donations can be sent to Post Falls Park and Recreation, 408 N Spokane Street, C/O Michael Wolf Scholarship Fund, Post Falls ID 83854.
A Celebration of life was celebrated at Q’Emlin Park Pavilion in Post Falls Sept. 23, 2017 at 11 am.