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-Wayne Ordell Wolfe-

Wayne Ordell Wolfe, age 84, of Washington, Iowa died Thursday March 27, 2008 at his residence after failing in health.

Celebration of Life services were held 10:30 am Tuesday, April 1, 2008 at the Jones Eden Funeral Home in Washington with Rev. Kitch Shatzer officiating. Visitation began noon Monday at the Jones Eden Funeral Home where the family received friends from 6:00 – 8:00 Monday Evening. Interment with Military Honors conducted by Washington American Legion Post 29 took place at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington. A memorial has been established for Hospice of Washington County. Online condolences may be sent for Wayne’s family through the web at www.jonesfh.com

Wayne was born September 14, 1923 in Artesian, South Dakota the son of Verner and Glenna (Henry) Wolfe. He attended school in South Dakota and later attended school in Brighton, Iowa. On May 17, 1942, Wayne was united in marriage to Elizabeth M. Varney in Kahoka, Missouri. He has lived most of his life in Washington County, Iowa.

Upon his return from service in the United States Army Air Force, Wayne worked at a concrete company and bean plant in Washington, Iowa. He later worked 40 years at the Farm Implement Company in Washington where he was an implement mechanic until his retirement in 1985. Following his retirement he continued to work for a few years at the Farm Implement Company. Wayne was a veteran of World War II where he served in the Army Air Force. He was a member of the VFW. He enjoyed camping, hunting and fishing. Wayne was a member of the Country Travelers Chapter of the Iowa Good Sam’s Camping Club and in his earlier days enjoyed bowling.

He is survived by his wife Elizabeth Wolfe of Washington, Iowa; son Robert Wolfe of South English, Iowa; son Don Wolfe of Conesville, Iowa; daughter Gwen Shepherd and husband Ed of Washington, Iowa; and son Dennis Wolfe and wife Sandi of Washington, Iowa. He is also survived by 19 grandchildren, 58 great grandchildren, 3 great great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and eight brothers and sisters.

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