‹ Return to Current Obituaries
Send FlowersHand delivered by a local florist
Send a Sympathy Card
Plant Memorial Trees


Sunday December 15th, 2019
5:30pm - 8:00pm

View Details

Mass of Christian Burial

St George Catholic Church
Monday December 16th, 2019

View Details

Interment with Full Military Honors

St George Cemetery
Monday December 16th, 2019

View Details

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Melvin's visitation.

Melvin D Wolfe

Melvin D. Wolfe, age 84 of Linn, passed away Wednesday, December 11, 2019, at General Baptist Nursing Home in Linn.

Melvin was born December 25, 1934, in St. Louis, a son to the late Lewis and Bessie (Smith) Wolfe.

Melvin was a 1953 graduate of Linn High School and proudly served his country in the United States Army.

On January 31, 1959, he was united in marriage to Shirley Sprenger at St. George Catholic Church in Linn.  She survives of the home.

Melvin was a Shelter Insurance Agent and operated his own agency in Linn for over 26 years retiring in 2002.

Melvin was a member of St. George Catholic Church in Linn, American Legion Post #317, and a Charter member of Osage Country Club.

He enjoyed golf, fishing, cutting grass, dancing, listening to country music and an avid St. Louis Cardinal fan.

In addition to his spouse of 60 years, Melvin is survived by: three sons, Jeffery Wolfe and his wife Leslie of Loose Creek, Bradley Wolfe and his wife Michelle of Linn, and Lindell Wolfe of Plano, TX; six grandchildren, Dalton (Brooke) Wolfe of Linn, Dakota (Tyler) Baumhoer of Loose Creek, Ariel (Louis) Probst of Linn, Abbott Shoop of Linn, Alec Shoop of Bloomfield, IA and Jacob (Shannon) Wolfe of Linn; five great grandchildren; one sister, Shirley Owens of Linn; a brother-in-law, Marcellus (Ginny) Sprenger of Ottumwa, IA; a sister-in-law, Dorothy Wolfe of Linn; and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, Melvin was preceded in death by three brothers, Mardell and Bill Wolfe, and Glenn Smith; two brothers-in-law, Marvin Owens and Jim Sprenger; and three sisters-in-law, June Sprenger, Laura Mae Wolfe, and Rosie Smith.

Visitation will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Sunday, December 15, 2019, at Morton Chapel in Linn. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 16, 2019, at St. George Catholic Church in Linn with Fr. Daniel Merz as the celebrant.  Interment with full Military Honors will follow in the St. George Parish Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, expressions of sympathy may be made to St. George Renovation Fund or Central Missouri Hospice.

Arrangements are under the direction of Morton Chapel, Linn, Missouri (897-2214)  www.mortonchapel.com

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Melvin Wolfe, please visit our flower store.


Shirley, so sad to hear of Melvin's passing. He was a wonderful man and a pleasure to know.

Jeri Henderson Dec 13 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear of the loss of your Mr. Wolfe. Prayers to the family.

Eric M Phelps Dec 13 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry to hear about the loss of your family member he will be missed

Jamieneuner Dec 12 2019 12:00 AM

Shirley. So sorry to read of Melvins death. You real truly miss him. Thank God for your years together Remember the good times as I myself still see him in old Linn High School. Prayers to you n family.

Betty Edwards Dec 12 2019 12:00 AM

So sorry for your loss Shirley. We send our condolences to you and all your family.

Donna and Bill Shoop Dec 12 2019 12:00 AM

Friends and Family uploaded 239 to the gallery.

Friends and Family Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM