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Ed Wolfe

September 3, 1951 ~ April 28, 2020 (age 68)

Obituary

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Eddie “Ed” Gale Wolfe of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 2:33 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at Kosciusko Community Hospital of Warsaw, Indiana at the age of 68. 

He was born on September 3, 1951 in Wabash, Indiana to Hildreth June (Sherbahn) Wolfe and Galen Wolfe, Jr.  On June 16, 1973 he was married to Karen Jane (Michael) Wolfe.

Ed was a 1969 graduate of South Whitley High School, and later attended McPherson College in Kansas from 1971-1972.  Ed ran a dairy farm in South Whitley for many years and continued in the dairy industry in South Carolina until 1985.  He was a lifetime hard worker and for a number of years he worked in the trucking industry.  In 2004 he and his wife, Karen started Karen’s Homestyle To Go in Warsaw and operated it until his passing.  Ed had a very special heartfelt ministry to families…he dearly loved to build family altars.  One thing everyone knew about Ed was that he was an avid Notre Dame fan.  He was resident of Kosciusko County, Indiana for the past 31 years where he was a member of New Life Christian Church & World Outreach in Warsaw.  Ed will be remembered as a wonderful husband, father, and doting grandfather and will be dearly missed by all.

He will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 46 years, Karen Jane Wolfe (Warsaw, Indiana); son:  Edgar (Patty) Wolfe (Richmond Hill, Georgia); and his two daughters:  Stacey (Brent) Reed (Claypool, Indiana); Bobi (Nate) Gephart (North Manchester, Indiana).  Also surviving are his twelve grandchildren:  Madison (husband Noah), Kaitlyn, Maisey, Kyle, Isabella, Sydney, Daphne, Jordyn, Zoe, Evelyn, Sadie and Brightie; great-grandson: Benjamin; and three sisters:  Susan (Terry) Bouse (Silver Lake, Indiana); Barbara Burkholder (South Whitley, Indiana); Patti (Gerald) Sobecki (Indianapolis, Indiana).  He was preceded in death by his parents, son-in-law, Chris Cook in 2004, and his brother-in-law, Gale Burkholder in 2016.           

Visitation will be held on Friday, May 1, 2020 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at New Life Christian Church & World Outreach, 744 S. 325 E., Warsaw, Indiana.  Due to safety concerns from COVID-19, the visitation is limited to ten people at a time. Please use good judgment in determining the length of your visit or if you should attend. There will be no congregating in the parking lot and physical distancing of six feet is mandatory.

Ed’s life will be celebrated with a private family service on Saturday, May 2, 2020 at New Life Christian Church & World Outreach and officiated by Pastor John B. Lowe.  Private burial will follow at Clemmens-Fishers-Ross Cemetery in Claypool, Indiana.  Arrangements were entrusted to Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana.

Memorial donations may be directed to New Life Christian Church & World Outreach, 744 S. 325 E., Warsaw, Indiana  46582; or to Tim Grisham Ministries, 3420 E. Division Road, Tipton, Indiana  46072 and would be appreciated by the family. 

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