Donald E. Wolf, 82, of Polo, passed away Wednesday, November 6, 2019, at Serenity Hospice & Home, Oregon, IL. He was a lifelong farmer.
Donald was born, October 16, 1937, in Sterling, IL, the son of Elwyn and Helen (Ferry) Wolf. He married Shelba Martin on May 29, 1960 in Dixon. She preceded him in death on January 19, 2002. Don Married Donna Broers on July 30, 2004 in Dixon. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Don was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dixon; The Palmyra Grange; Lee County Pork Producers; Lee County Dairy Board; Lee County Farm Bureau; was on the St. Mark’s Lutheran Church Council in Polo; Sugar Grove Cemetery Board; was voted Outstanding Young Farmer in 1972; and was a member of the color guard for the American Legion Post 12, Dixon. Don also was a trustee for the Dixon Rural Fire Protection District for 12 years prior to his retirement in 2007; and was a member of the Polo Fire Department for 8 years.
He is survived by his wife Donna, of Polo; three daughters, Sherrie Rinehart of Rossville, TN, Krista (Tim) Morrissey of Hartland, WI, Leanne (Ted) Rogers of Dixon; one Step-Daughter, Rebecca Colcord of Philadelphia, PA; 11 grandchildren, Benjamin (Morgan) Rinehart, Erika (Dustin) Finkle, Nathaniel Rinehart, Brady Morrissey, Zachary (Jasper) Colcord, Christian (Brittany) Morrissey, Katee (Jake) Trader, Paige Rogers, Courtney Rogers, Madison Rogers, Trace Morrissey; and three great grandchildren, Oliver Bennett, Ethan Finkle, and Lucy June Colcord.
Donald was preceded in death by his Parents; one sister, Phyllis Bryson; and one brother Gerald Wolf.
Visitation will be from 1:30 – 2:30 p.m. Sunday, November 10, 2019, at the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dixon, followed by a 2:30 p.m. funeral service at the church, with the Rev. David Schweppe, pastor, officiating. Burial with full military honors provided by the combined local veterans associations will be in Palmyra Cemetery, Dixon.
In lieu of flowers, memorials have been directed to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital; American Legion Post 12, Dixon; Disabled American Veterans; and Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dixon.
Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.
Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.