Takaza J. Wolf
Takaza J. Wolf (real name Dan R. Hauschild; born December 1, 1976, died March 26, 2017), was a furry fan native of Northeastern Illinois, USA. He lived with husband, Duncan da Husky, in Volo, Illinois.
Takaza first found the furry fandom in 1995, through his interest in The Lion King. He joined TLKMUCK and FDCMuck soon after, and subsequently FurryMUCK and Furtoonia. On Furtoonia, he learned of ChiFur, a mailing list for furs in his area, and became active with the Chicago-area furry group, known today as the Lake Area Furry Friends. This led to his working with Robert King at Duckon 7 and 8 (1998-1999).
Finding a close affinity to Border Collies while having to 'herd' MFF staff members, Takaza's fursona changed from a wolf back in 2003, though kept Wolf as a last name. The J. in his name stood for Jenna, a reference to the movie Balto. His character was a female non-anthropomorphic border collie.
Takaza was a member of both the Board of Directors and staff of Midwest FurFest since its inception, serving as Hotel Liaison (2000, 2006 - 2009), Publications Director (2000 - 2003, 2006 - 2007), and Convention Chairman (2004 - 2005, 2010 - 2011). He also served as Newsletter Editor for Anthrocon (2003 - 2005), and managed the Anthrocon Cash Office from 2002 - 2010. Additionally, he was Dealers Room Director at Mephit Furmeet in 2001 and was part of Operations staff at Further Confusion in 2014.
- Anthrocon - 2002 - 2010
- Duckon - 1997 - 1999
- Midwest FurFest - 2000 - 2016
- Mephit Furmeet - 2000 - 2001
- Furry Connection North - 2008 - 2013
- Fur Squared - 2014 - 2016
- Further Confusion - 2014
On March 26th 2017, Duncan da Husky announced that Takaza had passed away from a massive heart attack at 2:02 PM. The coroner report later indicated that Takaza had suffered a bilateral pulmonary embolism which led to cardiac arrest.
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