John Wesley Wolfe

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(February 1, 1893 - October 4, 1972)

The Lusk Herald
October 12, 1972

John Wesley Wolfe, 79, Life-long Niobrara Resident Dies Last Wed.

John Wesley Wolfe, 79, a life-long resident of Lusk and Northern Goshen County, died last Wednesday, Oct. 4, in St. Mary's Hospital, Scottsbluff. He had been transferred from the Niobrara County Hospital October 2.

Funeral service was held at the Peet Chapel Saturday at 3:00 p.m. with the Rev. Stanley Ver Stratten conducting the service. Mrs. Judson Watson, organist, played "Abide With Me" and "Jesus Lover of My Soul." Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery.

Casket bearers were David Lorenzen, Richard Lenz, Everett Kilmer, Richard Barnette, Ed Boner and Richard James.

John Wesley Wolfe was born February 1, 1893, in Lusk, the son of Wesley Thomas and Alice (Chalfant) Wolfe. He lived most of his early life on the historic Wolfe (Nine-Bar) ranch south of Lusk and attended the Lusk schools.

In World War I he served overseas in the U. S. Army.

September 9, 1922, he married Oneita Clara Scott and they continued to live on the south part of the Wolfe ranch until 1938 when they moved to Lusk.

Mr. Wolfe was employed by the Ohio Oil Company for many years and in September, 1957, he was awarded the 21-year service pin.

He was a member of Harmony Masonic Lodge No. 24 of Lusk and the Weiten-Dupes Post No. 4 American Legion.

He is survived by his daughter, Mrs. Leroy (Betty) Redfield; eight grandchildren, Leanne, Becky, David, Jon and Lisa Redfield and Linda, Marilyn, and Wesley Wolfe, Temple City, Calif., an uncle John Chalfant, Burlington, Colo. His wife and son, Edward, died previously.

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