Waldo W. Wolf, 86, of rural Bluffton, passed away Wednesday morning, Jan. 8, 2020, at Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
Waldo was born on July 7, 1933, in Wells County, to DeWitt T. and Esther L. Arnold Wolf. He married Doris L. Noonan in Bluffton on Nov. 21, 1952; she survives.
A 1951 graduate of Lancaster Central High School, Waldo served in the United States Army from 1955 until 1957. He was a heavy machine and crane operator, working at G and L Corp. in Fort Wayne for 33 years, until his retirement in 1995. He was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Bluffton, International Union of Operating Engineers, and American Legion Post 111 of Bluffton.
Waldo enjoyed camping with his family, grilling and cooking outdoors, and making homemade ice cream. He especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
In addition to his wife, Waldo is survived by two daughters, Louise (Ken) Miller of Bluffton and Paula (Steve) Wolf-Farnam of Kempton; five grandchildren, Amanda (Adam) Falk, Dustin (Jeff) Duerstock, Gandalf (Anna) Farnam, Jena (Jason) Eichler, and Jesika (Cody) Sherrill; 10 great-grandchildren, Naomi, Hadassah, Magdalene Falk, Lydia, Elanor, Katie Rose, Sam, and Sara Farnam, Otto Eichler, and Waylyn Sherrill; a brother, Ronald (Shari) Wolf of Bluffton; and two sisters, Ruth Risser and Phyllis Thomas, both of Bluffton.
In addition to his parents, Waldo was preceded in death by five brothers, Wendell, James, Dwight “Bud”, Don, and Harold Wolf; and three sisters, Doris Call, Maxine Lude, and Nell Harshman.
Visitation will be Friday, Jan. 10, from 6 to 8 p.m., at Goodwin – Cale & Harnish Memorial Chapel in Bluffton. Services will be Saturday, Jan. 11, at 11 a.m., at the funeral home, with visitation from 9:30 a.m. until service time. Pastor Les Cantrell will officiate. Military rites will follow, conducted by the American Legion Post 111 in conjunction with the United States Army Honor Guard. Burial will be later at Six Mile Cemetery in Bluffton.
Memorial contributions may be made to Family LifeCare of Berne or Friends of the Wells County Public Library.
Online condolences: www.goowincaleharnish.com