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Robert Francis Wolfe, age 89, North Salem, passed away Monday morning Nov. 20, 2017. He was born in Tipton County at home on Jan. 8, 1928, the son of Maurice Milton and Izadora (Boyd) Wolfe.
He graduated from Alexandria High School in 1946, and then served in the Army Corps of Engineers in the Philippines until May, 1947. He graduated from Purdue University with a degree in agricultural economics. He married Alice Marie Washer on March 24, 1951. The couple lived in Chicago and Iowa before returning to central Indiana. Early in his career, Robert worked for Swift and Co., Doane Agricultural Service, the County Extension Service and Blue River Feed Company. He was the president of the Greencastle, Indiana, branch of Federal Land Bank Association, a farm mortgage company, where he worked until early retirement in 1985. He had his own business as a farm appraiser until full retirement at the age of 80.
Robert was a devoted husband and father of six children. He was a member of the Coatesville United Methodist Church.
Robert was preceded in death by his wife of 66 years, Alice Marie (Washer) Wolfe; his parents, Maurice Milton and Izadora (Boyd) Wolfe; and his sister, Wanda (Wolfe) Chambless.
He is survived by his brother, Walter (Joan) Wolfe; children, Curtis (Diane) Wolfe, Marla-Ann (Samuel Scott) Cooprider, Bruce (Angie) Wolfe, James Wolfe, Valerie (Bob) Conner, and Muriel (Chris) Coston; grandchildren, Eric Wolfe, Jenny (Aaron) Brown, Chris Wolfe, Laura (Wes) Wilson, Michael (Shelby) Cooprider, Kayla Coston, Kelly Coston, Michael Conner, and Caleb (Leah) Murray; and great-grandchildren, Lydia and Alexis "Lexi" Brown.
Gathering of friends: Friday, Nov. 24, from 10 to 11 a.m. at Coatesville United Methodist Church, Coatesville, Indiana, followed by a memorial/time of sharing. Inurnment/graveside services: Friday, Nov. 24 at 3 p.m. at Maplewood Cemetery, Anderson.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Coatesville United Methodist Church or the American Cancer Society.
Published on November 22, 2017
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