Timothy Lee Wolfe, 70, of Frankfort, IN passed away on Wednesday, May 23, 2018. Always a picture of health his death was unexpected. Tim was born November 25, 1947 in Winchester, IN to the late Glenn and Mary (Comer) Wolfe. He married Sue Hendrickson on June 22, 1969. Tim was a 1965 graduate of Union High School in Modoc, IN and a 1969 graduate of Purdue University with a degree in Ag Econ. He also received his Master’s Degree in Ag Econ in 1972 from the University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
Tim retired from The Farmers Bank in 2012 after 10 years as the Senior Agricultural Lender. Prior to that he worked for 20 years as Operations Manager of Crum Enterprises.
Tim was raised on the family farm in Modoc, IN and enjoyed “hobby farming” with his brother-in-laws Jim and Steve during retirement. He and his wife of almost 49 years enjoyed traveling and just spending time together. Tim was a huge Purdue basketball and football fan and rarely missed watching a game on television. He often attended games with his son, Chris, and grandchildren.
In retirement, Tim and Sue spent the last six winters at Olde Hickory Golf and Country Club in Fort Myers, FL. He loved golfing with his many old and new golfing friends. In the summer he could be found on a golf course in Indiana with the “Duffers”. To Tim, golf was all about the camaraderie with his buddies.
Tim loved being Grampy to his four grandchildren, Caleb, Tyler, Emma and Kylie. Each summer Grampy and Grammy took the grandchildren on special adventures. Each one loved sitting with Grampy in “Grampy’s chair”.
Tim was a member and trustee of First Evangelical Presbyterian Church. He also served on the Handyman Committee, helping others. Tim’s quiet faith was reflected in his integrity and his gentle manner. He was a member of John Purdue Club, the Purdue Club of Clinton County, Frankfort Symposiarchs, Frankfort Jaycees and he served as the 1981 State Chairman of Indiana’s Junior Miss.
Visitation and Services
Visitation will be 9-11 a.m. Friday, June 1, 2018 at the First Evangelical Presbyterian Church with a service celebrating Tim’s life beginning at 11 a.m. A time of extended visitation will follow the service in Fellowship Hall until 2 p.m. Lunch will be served. Donations in memory of Tim may be directed to the Wolfe Family Congenital Heart Research. The following options are available for donating to the Mitchell cardiac research lab: Option 1 — Donate Online (Credit Card, Apple Pay or PayPal) Donors can give a gift online by visiting chw.org/donate - In the Gift Designation section, choose ‘Other’ and reference the name of the fund (Fund #3216: Herma Heart Institute: in memory of Tim Wolfe) to ensure that the donation is designated appropriately. Option 2 — Donate by Phone (Credit Card) Donors can call the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation at (414) 266-6100 and make a donation over the phone using a credit card. It’s important that donors reference the name of the fund (Fund #3216: Herma Heart Institute: in memory of Tim Wolfe) to ensure that the donation is designated appropriately. Option 3 — Donate by Mail (Check) Donors can make a donation by mailing a check to the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation at the following address: Children's Hospital of Wisconsin Foundation MS 3050, P.O. Box 1997 Milwaukee, WI 53201 It’s important that donors reference the name of the fund (Fund #3216: Herma Heart Institute: in memory of Tim Wolfe) in the memo field of their check to ensure that the donation is designated appropriately.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Wolfe of Frankfort, son, Chris (Stephanie) Wolfe of Antioch, IL., daughter, Amy (Brandon) Smith of Lindenhurst, IL., 2 sisters, Judy (Jim) Brown of Modoc, IN., and Nita (Steve) Burton of Winchester, IN, 4 grandchildren, Caleb, Tyler and Emma Wolfe and Kylie Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Diana Kay Wolfe.