Trooper Wolf's children's babysitters raise more than $130,000 f - WNEM TV 5

Trooper Wolf's children's babysitters raise more than $130,000 for family

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FENTON, MI (WNEM) -

Sarah Strygulec and Madison Brown knew Trooper Chad Wolf and his family well.

“He is the best person I have ever met, and I’d say that any time, even if he were still alive,” Strygulec said.

They baby-sat for Wolf’s four children, and both had Mrs. Wolf as their ninth-grade science teacher.

“They were married for 14 years, and after that time, we'd be over at their house and they'd still act like newlyweds,” Strygulec said. “It was really cool. I told him I wanted to marry a man like him because he really was just amazing.”

Both girls said the way Wolf lived his life was inspirational.

“The first time I met him was when I baby-sat for them,” Brown said. “I was immediately comfortable, I wasn't a stranger even though I had just walked into his house. He was friends with anyone.”

Wolf was a youth leader at Great Lakes Baptist Church in Fenton.            

The girls said the foundation of faith wolf led in his home has helped his family through this tough time.

Both girls said that they can't put into words how Trooper Wolf's death has affected them. It's just been too soon, and too real.

“I mean, I don't think it really sets in for anyone until you got some time to think about it,” Brown said.

But the girls decided to do something to help the Wolf family.

When they heard wolf's 9-year-old daughter was worried about how her mom was going to pay for the funeral, they set up a GoFundMe account. As of this afternoon, the girls had raised more than $130,000. 

“So we wanted to proactive and able to show her as everyone in the community wraps around the, and you can watch it pouring in,” Brown said.

These girls said Wolf’s career as a trooper was something he did with great pride.

“Who he was as an officer was a big part of who he was,” Strygulec said. “Because that was not only his job and career, but his life. It was his mission field, and that's where he knew he should be.”

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