Charles Raymond Wolf Sr. – paid memoriam
Charles Raymond Wolf Sr. passed away unexpectedly Wednesday, March 9. He will be remembered as a loving husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, and a great friend. He was born on June 3, 1930 in Sterling, Illinois.
He is survived by his wife of 56 years Mary Wolf, his brother Robert Wolf, and his sister Lorraine Bender. He was preceded in death by his sister Pauline Polikatis, and his son Ted Wolf. Chuck and Mary were married on December 26, 1948 in Byron, Illinois. They lived in Lyndon, Illinois, Woodland, California and made their home in Grass Valley for the last 27 years.
His pride was his children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. His son Charlie and wife Mary; their daughter Jane and husband Richie and their son Randy, Ann and her husband Bryer, Jessica and her husband Aaron and their son Sam. His son Don and his wife Ruth, their combined children; Rachel, Andrea, her daughter Zoe, ans son James. His son Rick and his wife Tammy, their combined children; Rhonda, Josh, and Angela. His daughter Lisa and her husband Billy, their children; Garrett, Trevor, and Willy. His son Dru and his wife Alicia, their children; Melissa and Jake. His grandson Jason and his wife Monica, their daughters; Tori, Cheslie, Kelly and Michelle. His granddaughter Julie , her son and daughter.
Chuck worked at Purity Mills where he met Mary, they were married and moved to Greely, Colorado where Chuck worked for Magnesson Ranches. They then moved back to Dixon, Illinois where he worked for Bus Beard. They then moved to Mt. Morris, where he worked for Bill Snodgrass. He then tried his luck at farming in Mt. Morris. Then they moved to Lyndon, Illinois where he hauled cars. He then went to work for Bob Profeter. He finally got tired of the cold and moved to Woodland where he worked for Wesco Trailer Manufacturing. Finally, he ended up in Grass Valley where he worked for Robinson Timber as a diesel mechanic for 20 years. Even after he retired, he still worked for Robinson at the Gold Fields. Anyone who ever worked with Chuck will remember him as the hardest working man they ever worked with.
His hobbies would be considered work to most people. He loved dredging, cutting wood and fixing tractors. A great day for Chuck was a burn day.
He was an active member of St. Canice Catholic Church and was past president of the men’s club.
He was slow to anger and quick to forgive and will be deeply missed by everyone that knew him.
The memorial service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, March 19 at St. Canice Catholic Church in Nevada City. A gathering for him will be held at 1:00 pm at Jane and Richie Schluters’, 10555 Iron Clad Road in Rough and Ready. For more information, please call Dru Wolf at 530-432-3256.
Arrangements in care of Chapel of the Angels Mortuary, 273-2446.
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