David J. Wolf , 74, of Tipton, passed away Saturday, December 3, 2011, at his home. Mr. Wolf was born August 15, 1937, to Sylvester E. and Helen Schmitt Wolf in Tipton. He married Isabel Kuttenkuler on April 2, 1956, in Tipton, who survives of the home. He graduated from Tipton High School in 1955. He was a member of St. Andrew's Catholic Church and the Tipton Knights of Columbus. He worked in the shoe industry working for Weber Shoe Company, Stride-Rite, Boben Mfg. and retired from Ripley Industries in 1994. He refereed basketball games and umpired softball games for 37 years. He devoted many years to helping with youth sports in the community and was one of the founders of Tipton Recreation Association. He was an avid sports fan, especially of the St. Louis Cardinals. He is survived by his wife of the home; five children, Robin (Mike) Karbalaeali of Elkhart, Ind., Terri (Gary) Oldham of Syracuse, Stuart (Jennie) Wolf of Tipton, Karen (Rod) Romig of Tipton, and Robert (Melissa) Wolf of Tipton; 17 grandchildren; 24 great- grandchildren; four step- grandchildren and three step- great-grandchildren; one brother, John (Diane) Wolf of Sedalia; one sister, Mary (Jim) Clifford of Jefferson City; and one sister-in-law, Janis Wolf of Defiance. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, James Wolf; and one great- grandson, Kaden Oldham. Services will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, December 7, 2011, at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Tipton. The body will be cremated. Visitation will be Tuesday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Meisenheimer Funeral Home in Tipton. A prayer service will be held at 4:00 p.m. Memorials are suggested to the St. Andrew's School or Tipton Recreation Association.