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Melvin D Wolfe

December 25, 1934 ~ December 11, 2019 (age 84)


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)

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December 15, 2019

5:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Morton Chapel
911 E. Main St. / P.O. Box 77
Linn, MO 65051

Mass of Christian Burial
December 16, 2019

10:00 AM
St George Catholic Church
611 E. Main St
Linn, MO 65051

Interment with Full Military Honors
December 16, 2019

11:00 AM
St George Cemetery
Main Street
Linn, MO 65051


St George Catholic Church
P.O. Box 49, Linn MO 65051
Tel: 1-573-897-2293

Central Missouri Hospice
2505 Mission Drive Suite 320B, Jefferson City MO 65109
Tel: 1-573-681-3750

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