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George Edward Wolfe, 90, of Columbia passed away on January 26, 2018 at Boone Hospital Center in Columbia.
George was born on June 10, 1927, son of the late George Earl and Ethel (Smith) Wolfe.
George was born in St.Louis and moved to Linn at the age of 7. He graduated from Linn High school in 1945 and immediately entered the United States Army where he served for 18 months in the country of Korea. After being discharged from the military, he attended the University of Missouri where he graduated in 1951 with a degree in accounting.
On May 1, 1948 he entered into marriage with Betty Jean Boes at the St. George Catholic Church in Linn Mo. She proceeded him in death on June 8, 1958, leaving him with 3 small children. George married Lola Hartman Dessieux in 1959. She had two children at the time of marriage and together they raised their five children as a family. George and Lola were married for 18 years and she proceeded him in death on September 5, 1992.
George worked for the United States Post Office for over 40 years and was Post Master in both Linn and Belle Missouri. He served as mayor of Linn, Missouri in 1958, was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Linn, and was instrumental in the start of the Linn Country Club. He has been involved in many church and community organizations throughout the years and his great interests were his family, studying genealogy and telling stories.
In George’s later years, he moved to Columbia Missouri and married Mary Hughes Kite in 1980. She had two children when they married and she proceeded him in death in 2007.
George is survived by one daughter, Jeannie Starr and her husband Russell Starr of Columbia, Mo, two sons, George Michael Wolfe of Columbia, Mo and Gregory Joseph Wolfe of Branson, Mo, three step daughters, Sheila Dessieux, Mary Jo Dessieux, and Janis Kite, one step son, Kevin Kite, 5 grandchildren, 4 step grandchildren, 6 great grandchildren, 1 step great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.
A visitation will be held from 4:00pm until 7:00pm on Tuesday, January 30, 2018 at Morton Chapel in Linn and a visitation from 9:30am to 11:00am on Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Grandview Baptist Church. A funeral will proceed immediately at 11:00am at the Grandview Baptist Church with a burial at Memorial Cemetery in Columbia, Mo.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions to Grandview Baptist Church or The Food Bank for Central and Northeast Missouri.