James Martin Wolf, age 75, of Granite City, IL, passed away on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at Alton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center in Alton, IL. Jim was born on July 31, 1939 in Thornfield, MO, a son to Martin and Verma (Trent) Wolf.
Jim was a United States Army veteran who proudly served his country. On January 11, 1964, Jim married Karen Humphrey, the love of his life in Madison, IL. He had retired from Spectralite Consortium Inc. as a machine operator after thirty five years of dedicated service. Jim was a member of Calvary Baptist in Granite City, IL. He enjoyed bowling, golfing, playing card games and board games. His greatest joy was spending time with his family and friends. Jim will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his father, Martin Wolf; one brother, Glynn Wolf and one sister, Mary Ann McDowell.
Jim is survived by his loving wife of fifty years, Karen Wolf of Granite City, IL; two dear children, Shawn (Paul) Reagan of Pontoon Beach, IL and Andy (Valerie) Wolf of Bear, DE; mother, Verma Wolf of Granite City, IL; one brother, Marion (Pat) Wolf; four grandchildren, Charles Reagan, Kristiana (Matt Stamps) Wolf, Dustin Wolf and Amanda (Matt Speece) Canady; two great-grandchildren, Jaydien Stamps and Silas Speece; sister-in-law, Laura Wolf; many nieces, nephews and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Friday, October 3, 2014 at Irwin Chapel, 3960 Maryville Road, Granite City, IL.
In celebration of his life, funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2014 at Irwin Chapel Granite City, IL with Pastor John Oswald officiating. Interment with military honors will be held at Valley View Cemetery, Edwardsville, IL.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be given to Alton Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, 3523 Wickenhauser Ave Alton, IL 62002 in care of Ashley Cline and will be accepted at the funeral chapel. www.irwinchapel.com
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