Amanda Sue “Wolfie” Haerterich, 37, of Madison, Wisconsin and Los Angeles, California passed after a long battle with cancer on Wednesday, July 19, 2023, at 4:45pm central time, with her husband, Trevor, and dozens of family and friends by her side. It was a breathtaking moment; a room filled with love.
Amanda is survived by her husband and life partner of 20 years, Trevor Triggs; parents Phil and Tammi Haerterich; brother David, his wife Emily and their son Jack; and sister Sarah and her daughter Eylah; brother-in-law Correy, his wife Jolene and their daughter Jadzia Triggs; her fur babies, Zuul and Seras Victoria; and soul sister since middle school, Alyssa Pomerenke (fur babies Ghost, Vinz Clortho, Poofy McFlufferbutt, and Surreal saDiablo).
Amanda was born on April 20, 1986 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Madison, WI.
Already nicknamed Wolfie, Amanda graduated from Marshall High School in 2004 where she excelled with passion in her science and animal vet classes; she also played basketball and competed in cross country and track & field. From there, Amanda pursued her Veterinary Technician Associates Degree from Madison Area Technical College, graduating in 2006. She worked at several Madison clinics, including VES VSC in Middleton. In Los Angeles, she found a home as a Surgical Technician with ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospital, specializing in anesthesia.
During her years in Madison, Amanda ("Green Shorts") was recruited by the Reservoir Dolls roller derby team for her go get 'em, no flys given attitude and radiant spirit. She skated under the number W01F, and from this the team named her Calla DeWilde. From 2013 to 2019, Wolfie played as a blocker and made her name as a top notch jammer. Res Dolls for life.
Amanda and her husband Trevor met in elementary school, but didn't start dating until her Senior year, on September 13, 2003. They married on September 13, 2013, the tenth anniversary of their first date, on an island in Burke Town Hall Park, Burke, WI. Together, they road tripped around New Zealand, took trains across 14 European countries, and explored at least 35 of the United States. They were avid tabletop gamers, attending GenCon in Indianapolis every year; Amanda was a talented Dungeon Master for multiple gaming groups. In the last few years, Amanda and Trevor rekindled their love for running, dragging Alyssa into it, and ran three half and three full marathons together.
A visitation service was hosted in their home in Madison on Friday, July 21, 2023. Dressed in her Roller Derby Boutfit, wearing her Draft Night tie, with the Reservoir Dolls flag and all her racing medals hung above her, surrounded by those who loved her the most, over a hundred people whose lives she'd touched were given the chance to say goodbye.
A Celebration of Life will be hosted at Cress Funeral Home, 3325 E. Washington Avenue, Madison, on Sunday July 23, 2023 from 1pm until 4pm. A formal time of sharing will start at 1:00 PM, with the floor open for all to share our favorite stories, smiles and laughs; and in Wolfie's spirit, to share our love.
Cress Funeral Services
3325 E. Washington Avenue, Madison