Lewis “Bill” Wolfe Jr.
May 15, 1930 - September 25, 2012
Lewis "Bill" Wolfe Jr., age 82, of Linn, passed away Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at Capital Region Medical Center in Jefferson City. Bill was born May 15, 1930, in Bonnots Mill, a son to the late Lewis H. and Bessie (Smith) Wolfe Sr. Bill attended school in Frankenstein. He served in the United States Marine Corp during the Korean Conflict. On May 29, 1958, he was united in marriage to Dorothy Buscher in Freedom. She survives of the home. Bill worked as a truck driver for Huot Brothers Trucking for many years and retired from Osage County Concrete. Bill was a lifelong area resident and was of the Baptist faith. He was a member of the Osage County Historical Society. Bill was one of the founders and president, as well as a caller, for the Osage Squares, a square dancing club. Bill was an excellent mechanic. He had the ability to listen to a car and diagnose the problem. He loved being outdoors but his greatest love was his family. In addition to his wife, Dorothy, Bill is survived by: two sons, Kevin Wolfe of Linn and Keith and his wife Susan Wolfe of Linn; three daughters, Wanda and her husband Chuck Thatcher of Columbia, Tammy and her husband Patrick Kliethermes of Linn, and Tina Robinson and her companion Trevor Donahoo of Linn; one brother, Melvin and his wife Shirley Wolfe of Linn; one sister, Shirley Owens of Linn; a sister-in-law, Laura Mae Wolfe of Linn; 12 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by: two brothers, Glen "Smitty" Smith and Mardell Wolfe; three infant sisters; a son-in-law, Rusty Robinson; and a brother-in-law, Marvin Owens. Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 27, 2012, at Morton Chapel in Linn. Funeral Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, September 28, 2012, at the First Baptist Church in Linn with Rev. David Krueger officiating. Interment will follow in the Linn Memorial Park Cemetery with full military honors. Expressions of sympathy may be made to the Osage County Historical Society Building Fund. Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Mo. (573-897-2214) www.mortonchapel.com
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