Wayne E. Wolfe, 68

Published 5:01 pm Saturday, August 4, 2012

Wayne E. Wolfe, 68, of 2338 26th St. SW, Mason City, Iowa, died Thursday morning, Aug. 2, 2012, at Hospice of North Iowa.

Wayne was born on Nov. 17, 1943, in Austin, Minn. the son of Lawrence “Larry” and Velva (Wakefield) Wolfe. He graduated from Rose Creek, Minn., High School. Wayne served his country honorably from 1961 to 1963 in the United States Navy. Most of his service was stationed in California.

Following his service he attended Vocational Tech in Austin, Minn. He worked most of his career with Environmental Pollution Control at the Hormel Meat Packing Plant. He was forced to retire due to his health. On Sept. 12, 1974, he married the love of his life Rosemary (Knotts) Olson at the First United Methodist Church in Osage, Iowa. To this union was born two children.

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To fill his time in retirement he became an avid golfer. He and his group of friends would purchase the Cancer Golf Card and play many different golf courses. Meeting often at Perkins before they piled into a van to head out. His Mondays were filled with the pleasure of swinging a club. He did well at golf scoring three elusive holes in one. Winter was a sad time waiting for golf but the expectation of a new golf season always was a goal. He also enjoyed playing electronic games and some times putting puzzles together.

Those who inspired him was his wife Rosemary of 37 years, his son Chad Wolfe, Mason City, daughter Renee Earl, Austin, Minn.; six grandchildren and two great grandchildren, his surviving brother Tom Wolfe, International Falls, Minn., and sister Margaret “Peggy” and her husband Hugh Pritt, Fla.

His parents and two brothers William and Nathan Wolfe preceded him in death.

Fullerton Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 123 Second Street. SE, Mason City, Iowa 50401 641-423-8676, www.Fullertonfh.com were entrusted with the services.