Wolfe Funeral Home was established in September of 1974 in Rankin, Illinois, a small town in Northern Vermilion County, by Donald C. Wolfe. In 1977, Donald purchased Lanham Funeral Home in Potomac, Illinois and changed the name to Lanham-Wolfe Funeral Home, which is located at 400 North Vermilion Street, Potomac, Illinois. In 1978, Donald was asked to come to Rossville, Illinois to lease the building that was previously Chrisman Funeral Home and he changed the name to Wolfe Funeral Home. In 1994, Donald purchased a house in Hoopeston and completely renovated it and opened up Wolfe Funeral Home, 907 West Main Street, Hoopeston. Don owned and operated the funeral homes until his retirement in 2004 at which time his son Rodger, purchased the funeral homes from his father and continued operating the funeral homes until 2012, when he decided to semi retire and sold them to the Blurton family.