Donald C. Wolfe, age 83, of Hoopeston, passed away on February 8, 2021, at 1:45 p.m., at Hawthorne Inn, in Danville, with his family by his side, due to natural causes.
Don was born February 12, 1937, in rural Cissna Park, Illinois, the son of Clarence and Lucy (King) Wolfe. He married Bonnie E. Olson, on August 21, 1959, in Rankin. She preceded him in death on February 6, 2021. They renewed their wedding vows at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, on August 21, 1986.
Don is survived by his daughter- Deborah S. Shuler of Lafayette, Indiana and his two sons-Royce M Wolfe of Westville and Rodger B. (Marj) Wolfe of Oakwood.
He is also survived by four grandchildren- Brandon Shuler of Lafayette, Tiffany (Chad) Bruens of Oakwood, Taylor (Brock) Baker of Collison and Alexandra (Brock) Gale of Danville; seven great-grandchildren- Madisyn, Makynzie, Keatyn and Jorie Bruens, Bodee and Averee Baker and David Gale; one brother- Charlie (Gloria) Wolfe of Tilton; and his sister-in-law- Carolyn Wolfe of Cissna Park.
He was preceded in death by his father-Clarence, in 1944 and his mother Lucy, in 1947, his brother-Glynn Wolfe, son-in-law-Larry B. Shuler and sister-in-law- Phyllis Joan Wolfe.
Don graduated from Rankin Township High School, in 1956 and earned his Associates degree, at Worsham College of Mortuary Science, in 1973.
Don is a 32nd degree Mason and member of Potomac Masonic Lodge #782, Scottish Rite, Valley of Danville Consistory, and the Potomac Lions Club. He served in the United States Marine Corp, from 1956 to 1959.
In 1974, Don opened Wolfe Funeral Home, in Rankin and later opened locations in Potomac, Rossville, Westville, Rantoul and Hoopeston. In 2000, he retired actively due to complications from a stroke.
From 1982-2004, he entertained many households being the DJ and Host of the Sunday Night Showcase, on WHPO radio, playing the Big Band Sound.
He enjoyed his Abe Lincoln collection and antique die cast cars. When you met Don, you would leave feeling as though you had been friends for years. He will be remembered for his sense of humor and kindness, but most of all he will be remembered for the many people that he helped over the years.
His greatest joy was spending time with his family and talking to the many friends he met over the years.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, February 13, 2021, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, in Hoopeston, with Father Thomas Gibson officiating. He will be laid to rest following the service in Union Cemetery, in Rankin, with full military honors conducted by Cissna Park American Legion Post #527. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Friday, February 12, 2021, at Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Home, in Potomac. A rosary service will be held at 4:30 p.m. Friday, at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Boy’s Town, 14100 Crawford St., Boys Town, NE 68010. The family has entrusted the Wolfe-Blurton Funeral Home to assist them in honoring Don’s life. Condolences may be sent to the family on his everlasting memorial page at: www.BlurtonFuneralHomes.com.
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