James Taylor Wolfe

James Taylor Wolfe

James Taylor “Jim” Wolfe, 88, of Bridgeport, Illinois, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 28, 2018 at Aperion Care.

He was born July 11, 1930, in Lawrenceville, Illinois, the son of Joseph Franklin and Rosetta (Taylor) Wolfe. He married Elija “Alice” Sanchez on April 15, 1950 and she survives. Jim was a manager with Grief Brothers at George Field, worked as a carpenter and contractor, and for Texaco and Indian Refinery for 13 years. He finished out his working career as a Walmart greeter. He was a baseball coach for the American Legion team, umpired baseball, and received a 25-year award for serving as part of the chain gang and running the scoreboard for the Lawrenceville football team from 1977-2002. He was a member of the military police in the U.S. Army, where he was part of the ACF atomic research during the Korean War. His hobbies included fishing and hunting. He was a member of the Lawrenceville Free Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Alice; three sons, James Wolfe and his wife, Jan, of Phoenix, Thomas Wolfe and his wife, Chris, of Kalkaska, Michigan, and Timothy Wolfe and his wife, Regina, of Lawrenceville; one brother, Kent Wolfe of Lawrenceville; two sisters, Pat Hardy and her husband, Phil, of Fort Meyers, Florida, and Martha Hawley of Casper, Wyoming; nine grandchildren, Amity Emmons, Blaine Emmons, Justin Wolfe, Tyler Wolfe, Kale Staver, Kinsey Staver, Travis Wolfe, Jessica Robnett, and Ashley Pukay-Martin; and seven great-grandchildren, Emma, Cooper, Jackson, Madison, Zoë, Sheen, and Emery.

Preceding him in death were his parents; five brothers, Grant Wolfe, Charlie Wolfe, Jack Wolfe, Harold Wolfe, and Tommy Wolfe; and four sisters, Hilda Fielden, Mary Watkins, Joanne Gaither, and Barbara Blanchard.

Funeral services will be noon CDT on Saturday at the Emmons-Macey & Steffey Funeral Home in Lawrenceville. Burial will be in the Lawrenceville City Cemetery with military rites. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the hour of services on Saturday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, contributions in Jim’s memory may be made to the Lawrenceville Free Methodist Church.

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FUNERALS

DeLisle, Kathryn A., died Sept. 3. Services: 11 a.m. on Sept. 15 at St. Vincent dePaul Catholic Church, 1837 S. Hart Street Road. Visitation: 9:30 a.m. until the hour of services on Sept. 15 at the church. Memorials: Good Samaritan Hospice or the Vincennes Housing Authority Foundation. Condolences: www.fredrickandson.com.

Dunlap, James Barton, died Aug. 23. Services: 5 p.m. on Sept. 14 at First Methodist Church. Visitation: 3-5 p.m. on Sept. 14 at the church. Memorials: Honor Flight of Southern Indiana for Veterans, P.O. Box 8324, Evansville, IN 47716. Condolences: www.browningfuneral.com.

Gasaway, James Erik Spencer, died Sept. 1. Services: 10 a.m. CDT on Friday at Hillside United Methodist Church in Princeton. Burial: Maumee Cemetery in Johnson. Visitation: 2-8 p.m. CDT today and 9 a.m. CDT until the hour of services on Friday at the church. Condolences: www.colvinfuneralhome.com.

Kroeger, Chadd A., died Sept. 2. Services: 7 p.m. today at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Visitation: 4 p.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home.

Preusz, Beverly Joyce, died Sept. 2. Services: noon today at Goodwin Funeral Home, 524 Broadway St. Visitation: 10 a.m. until the hour of services today at the funeral home.

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