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William A. "Bill" Wolf


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William A. "Bill" Wolf Obituary
William A. "Bill" Wolf 1930—2018
Wm A. "Bill" Wolf was born June 14, 1930, in Rockford, IL. Son of CJ (Doc) and Mabel Frances Wolf. He graduated from Belvidere High School in 1947, and was a member of the undefeated 1946 football team. He attended Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL where he met his wife, Sara Tyson Wolf. They were married shortly before graduation on April 26, 1952. Bill served his country with Army Military duty and was stationed at Fort Bliss, El Paso, TX. He and Sara returned to Belvidere in 1954, to begin working in the family automotive business, Wolf Chevrolet Sales Inc. He became the dealer operator in August 1962. Bill was involved with the Illinois Automobile Dealer Association (IADA) serving as board president in 1988, the National Automobile Dealer Association (NADA) serving as the elected state of Illinois representative for 19 years. Bill received the Time Magazine Quality Dealer Award in 1993, and served on the Chevrolet National Dealer Council. Bill and Sara were active volunteers and very involved in their Belvidere community. Bill was a founding member of the Boone County Conservation District and the Sister Cities Association. He served as Belvidere Chamber of Commerce president and was honored to receive the Chamber's Doctor of Civic Betterment Award in 2011. Bill was elected and served on the Boone County Board and took an active role in building the Belvidere Public Safety Building. Bill was an active IOU Club member for 64 years and a past president. Over their 66 years of marriage, Bill and Sara enjoyed traveling together with many friends. He was a lifelong faithful member of St. James Catholic Church in Belvidere. Bill is loved and will be missed by his family; children, John (Candy) Wolf, Michael (Joyce) Wolf, Callie (Jim) Marrs, Chris (Norman White) Wolf; grandchildren, Janna (Dan) Earley, Scott (Katie) Wolf, Nickolas (Sarah) Wolf, Joseph (Char) Wolf, Frank Wolf, Mitch Wolf, Matthew Wolf, Mary Wolf, Katie (JC) Fanning, Greg (Katie) Marrs, Lisa (John) Liebgott, Jeff (Kelly) Marrs, Stephen Wolf, Aaron Wolf, Alex Wolf; great-grandchildren, Alice Earley, Maeve Earley, Kendall Wolf, Kyle Wolf, Ethan Wolf, Kiley Fanning, Ally Fanning, Henry Marrs, Nora Marrs, Amelia Marrs, Evelyn Marrs, Sawyer Marrs, Griffin Marrs; brother, Jack (Peggy) Wolf. Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Sara; parents; son, Thomas; grandson, David; and sister, Susan. The family would like to acknowledge special home/caretaker, Betty and the kind service and staff of Agrace Hospice.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m., Monday, June 18, 2018, in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Avenue, Belvidere, IL, with Rosary being prayed at 7:30 p.m. Liturgy of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, June 19, 2018, in Saint James Catholic Church, 402 Church Street, Belvidere, IL, with Rev. Brian Geary Celebrating. Burial will be at St. James Catholic Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be given in Bill's name to St. James Church, Boone County Conservation District, Agrace Hospice. To share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com
Published in Rockford Register Star from June 13 to June 17, 2018
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