Karen Wolf, 80, of Larwill, Indiana, passed away at 2:22 p.m. Monday, February 10, 2020 at Parkview Regional Medical Center. Born on October 4, 1939 in Whitley County, she was the daughter of Jess and Madge (Sharp) Mathias.
She grew up on her family's farm and graduated from Larwill High School with the Class of 1957. On February 15, 1974, she married Ronald E. Wolf. Karen worked as a telephone switch operator in Columbia City, Ion Capacitors and Alcoils for 36 years, retiring in 2001 from Warner Electric. She was a member of New Hope Wesleyan Church, the Columbia City Eagles and Loudonville American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. She also was an avid IU basketball and Chicago Cubs fan.
Survivors include her husband, Ronnie Wolf; sons, Joe (Diane) Wolf of Larwill, Andy (Tonyia) Wolf of Rushville, Jeff Wolf of Wooster, OH and Jerry Wolf of Loudonville, OH; daughters, Debbie (Stacy) Hange of Jeromesville, OH, Shelley Hootman, of Loudenville, OH and Terri (Mark) Hull of LaPorte; sister, Sue (Bob) Patterson; 21 grandchildren; and 37 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter-in-law, Linda Wolf; and grandson, Josh Wolf.
A gathering of family and friends will be 3-7 p.m. next Friday, February 21, 2020 at DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home, 600 Countryside Drive, Columbia City. Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home with Pastor Jason Tash officiating. Memorial donations may be made in her memory to New Hope Wesleyan Church Missions or Richland Township Fire Department. Visit www.demoneygrimes.com to send her family condolences online.
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The Larwill class '57 will surely miss our class mate and Frlend.
We send our love and prayers to her family. Roger Tuggle
I haven't seen Karen for quite a few years but I remember what a special person she was. So sorry that she is gone.
Joe and family I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. Such a sweet lady love her dearly
So sorry to hear of the passing of Karen my best friends StepMom ! Ronnie remember all the good memories you had with Karen. God be with the family during this time of sorrow. We know she has no pain now. Lots of Hugs
I am in disbelief of your moving on. My prayers for your family and those all who knew you and love you. We always enjoyed phone talks and I always ended in “I love you.” You said the same and I am grateful to have had you in my life. Thanks so much. And I love you. I know you are at peace in God’s arms.
Karen was always such a joy to visit with at church - big, beaming smile no matter what! May the entire family find peace in knowing she is with her Lord and Savior. My prayers are with you all.
Joe, Andy and family, so sorry for the lost of your mother.
Joe and all of your family Leroy & I send our sympathy to all of you. May God comfort & give you peace.
Ron, I pray that Karen may Rest in Peace and that God will wrap his loving, comforting arms around you, and all of the friends and family that Karen loved. Hugs to you and all of your family.
Joe so sorry to hear of your loss to you and your family. Prayers for comfort and peace. Deb Carver
I pray for peace, understanding and comfort for all who know Grandma Karen. I find my comfort knowing she knew Jesus Christ, her Savior. May you Rest In Peace! P.S. March Madness is just around the corner and I’ll be thinking of you and your love for basketball!
We are so fortunate to have family and friends at this time in our lives. I am sure we also will help others in their time of need. Only one request: Remember to pay it forward. I believe Karen (mom) would want that.
Grandma you will always be in our heart and prayers. And we will always make sure grandpa is always taken care of. Love tasha, Alan and the boys.
So sorry for the families loss. Was so glad I went and visited Uncle Ronnie an aunt Karen the first week of December. Had a wonderful time visiting Karen n opening her home to me. God bless. Love sherri n family.
Dear Wolf family, So sorry for your loss.I worked with Karen at the Telephone co. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Caroline Jackson
May each of you find courage to face tomorrow as you rest in the knowledge that we truly care about each of your needs and that we will walk beside you in your journey of grief.
Brett Gerber, Randy Grimes, Kris Hardiman and the Staff of DeMoney-Grimes Funeral Home
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