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Reinhold Wolf

Born: January 23, 1948
Died: October 09, 2012

Reinhold Wolf, age 64, of Manchester, Georgia, died of bladder cancer on Tuesday, October 9th at 7:50 pm at Columbus Hospice House.

Mr. Wolf was born in Ellwangen/Jagst, Germany, on January 23, 1948 to Jakob and Josefine (Guntner) Wolf. He attended University of Tubingen from 1971-1974. He was awarded a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship to Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts for 1974-1975 and an Elma Hendricks Scholarship for academic achievement for 1989-1990. He earned a master’s degree from the University of Oregon in 1990 and attended the University of Arizona (1992-1995) in the PhD program. He holds degrees in English, political science, and comparative literature. He worked as a guest lecturer and teacher of both English and German languages at various universities. His last teaching position was from 1999-2004 at the Schloss-Schule, a private boy’s school, in Kirchberg, Germany. Mr. Wolf and Lani A. Pike were married on December 15, 2009.

He is survived by his wife Lani A. Wolf of Manchester; daughter Jane Elizabeth Lee (deceased) of Phenix City, Alabama; son Jonathan Benjamin Czech of Tubingen, Germany; his brother Peter Wolf of Ellwangen, Germany; three step-sons: Michael Yacksyzn of Atlanta, Paul Yacksyzn, and David Yacksyzn (and his wife Jamie) of Las Vegas, Nevada; and four step-grandchildren: Johnny, Trevor, Matthew, and Madilyn Yacksyzn, all of Las Vegas, Nevada.

Memorial services for Mr. Wolf will be held 4:00 pm, Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at First Baptist Church, Manchester with Rev. Craig Williamson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6:00- 8:00 pm Monday evening at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, tax deductible contributions may be given in memory of Reinhold Wolf to the Columbus Hospice, 7020 Moon Road, Columbus, GA 31909.

Cox Funeral Home, Manchester in charge of the arrangements. Please visit to sign the online registry and leave condolences for the family.

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