Hayden Allen Wolf, a beloved son, brother, and friend, lost his battle with depression and ended his own life on November 13, 2023, at the age of 21.
A visitation will take place on Monday, November 20, 2023, from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway with a Celebration of Life service for Hayden starting at 7:00 PM. Please join us to share stories and honor Hayden as we bid him farewell with love and memories. The service will be live streamed on this website.
Born on November 3, 2002, in Dickinson, North Dakota, Hayden was the son of Terry and Linda Wolf. Proclaimed to be the "true" middle child of their four children, Hayden brought a unique spark into his family’s lives. From a young age, he displayed his kind-hearted nature, finding joy in snuggling and seeking new adventures.
The Wolf family relocated to Bismarck in 2008, where Hayden grew up. He attended Solheim Elementary and Wachter Middle School, where his insatiable curiosity and thirst for knowledge led him to become a member of the Science Olympiad team. In middle school, Hayden and his teammate triumphantly brought home the first Wachter medal from the National Science Olympiad competition.
Hayden's quest for knowledge extended beyond the classroom. Even before he could read, Hayden would demand books from the science section of the library. When he was older, he delved into various subjects by consuming YouTube videos at lightning speed, always eager to expand his horizons. Known for his ingenuity, Hayden even built his own desktop computer.
Following his high school graduation as Valedictorian in 2021, Hayden continued his academic journey at Bismarck State College before transferring to the University of North Dakota where he was majoring in Management and Public Administration, with the goal of attending law school. At UND, he proudly joined the Phi Delta Theta Fraternity embracing a strong sense of brotherhood.
Outside of academics, Hayden enjoyed working at Papa Murphy's with multiple friends and family members. With a passion for culinary exploration, he ventured into the realm of cooking, often delighting his friends and family with unique recipes he found or concocted. His creativity even extended to brewing mead, a testament to his unwavering zest for trying new experiences.
Hayden found solace in spending time outdoors at Lake Tschida and hiking, particularly in the picturesque mountains. Trips to Red Lodge allowed him to showcase his unique culinary skills while sharing moments of camaraderie with friends. He also adventured on many trails with his family during yearly camping trips.
Hayden's relationship with his siblings was marked by love, laughter, and occasional sibling rivalry. He shared an interest in video games with his older brother Ian, relied on his older sister Delaney for advice and support, and played the role model for his younger brother Quinton. Hayden's life was further enriched by the presence of his bonus brother, Chase, who has lived with the Wolf family for the past four years while playing hockey for the Bismarck Bobcats.
Hayden leaves behind his parents Terry and Linda Wolf, Bismarck; siblings, Ian and Quinton Wolf, Bismarck and Delaney Wolf and her fiancé Vincent Anani, Durham, NC. Additionally, he is survived by his maternal grandmother, June Miller (Dennis) Fargo; aunts and uncles Tim (Laurie) Wolf, Tom (Lois) Wolf, Todd (Vicki) Wolf, Tracy (Jane) Wolf, all of Bismarck, Twila (Troy) Leingang, Mandan, Gail (Tom) Nelson, Cañon City, CO, Dianna (Lonnie) Kindseth, and Karen (Greg) Randich, Bismarck, along with numerous cousins.
Hayden is preceded in death by his maternal grandfather, Douglas Miller, his paternal grandparents, Harold and Donnie Wolf, and Dorothy Berger, Grandpa Harold’s special friend.