Jack Leroy Wolf Sr.
December 12, 1921 - July 15, 2013
Jack Leroy Wolf Sr. passed away on Mon. July 15, 2013 at the age of 91. Jack was born in Lents, Or on December 12, 1921. His mother was Lolieta Dell Cummings. (She lived to be 93 years old: died on January 5, 1992.) Jack left home at an early age and enlisted in the Navy for 4 years during World War II proudly serving his country. He married Maxine Opal Potter on April 15, 1944 and together they lovingly raised up their two sons; Bryan Wolf and Jack Wolf Jr. Jack and Maxine bought 3 older homes during their young married years that they remodeled and took their profits to buy acreage and build their beautiful colonial home in Mist, Or in 1978. They happily lived there for 12 years and many of the wonderful memories their grandchildren have of growing up reside there still. Jack worked for PGE as a service inspector for 25 years. He loved to play baseball and enjoyed coaching his own team for Allen Hardware in Keizer, Or around the early sixties. Jack will always be remembered for being a very loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. he truly was a gifted handyman....A 'Jack of all trades' kind of a guy! He did all his own electrical work; he could remodel or build from scratch because he was so creative. Some of his favorite pasttimes after retirement was building a variety of unique birdhouses in all shapes and sizes; as well as using his sentiment to create beautiful dollhouses for his beloved grandchildren. Jack loved to laugh and loved to make other people laugh too! His great sense of humor was always present; like a beautiful ray of sunshine to our souls. He loved his pets...Collies in particular. He telling stories from his own personal experiences and if he could make them funny that would make it all the better! He loved fishing with his sons on crane Prairie... watching them grow up to love the outdoors as much as he did. He loved playing Pinochle, always enjoying the visiting more than the card game. He loved picnics and barbecues; quality family times around the campfire. Jack was always there with a helping hand and a ready smile on his face! He was dearly loved and respected by his family and friends... his love lives on in all our hearts. Jack had faith in the Lord and remained devoted to his Maxine for 68 plus years...Leaving us a 'happily ever after kind of legacy. Jack is survived by his wife, Maxine Wolf of Keizer, Or; oldest son, Bryan Wolf of Lyons, Or; deceased (youngest son) Jack Wolf Jr; daugther-in-law, Nancy Wolf of LaPine, Or; former daugther-in-law Elaine Hoff and her husband, Dennis Hoff of Hillsboro, Or; granddaughter, Cristi (Wolf) Patershall and her husband, Scott Patershall of Aloha, Or; granddaughter, Sheri (Wolf) Wilson and her husband, Frank Wilson of Vancouver, Wa; grandchildren Cory and Chris Wolf of Vancouver, Wa; and four wonderful great grandchildren he loved and adored: Hailey and Nathan Patershall, Alyssa and Cameron Wilson. "God Bless you all and see you in Heaven." Visitation will be held on Sun. July 21, 2013 at 1pm at Keizer Funeral Chapel 4365 River Road N. Keizer Or 97303. A Graveside Service with Military honors will follow at 2pm at Claggett Cemetery, Keizer, Or. Arrangements in Care of Keizer Funeral Chapel.
Published in StatesmanJournal on July 18, 2013
Keizer Funeral Chapel
4365 River Road North Keizer, OR 97303