1931 - 2013
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Rosemary F. Wolfe, 82, of Peoria passed away at 8:55 a.m. Saturday, December 14, 2013, at Heartland Health Care Center - Peoria. Rosemary was born on August 22, 1931, in Peoria to William and Sophie (Opper) Dietsch. She married Gene R. Wolfe on November 3, 1956, at St. Bernard Catholic Church. He survives. Also surviving are her children, Teri (Alan) Goulding of Woodridge, IL, Madeleine (Dan) Fellers of Mountain Home, AR, Roy (Sally) Wolfe of Greensboro, NC, and Matthew Wolfe of Colorado Springs; and three granddaughters. She was preceded in death by two brothers. Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m., Thursday, December 19, 2013, at St. Bernard Catholic Church. Father Martin Mwongyera will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the Mass at the church. Burial will be in St. Mary Cemetery, West Peoria. Memorials may be made to Alzheimer's Association. Tributes and condolences may be submitted to

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My name is Maria Schultz, I worked in Barrington for many years, I was her hairdresser. My husband Dennis and I were sad to hear of her passing. We were lucky to have met her, she was a lovely lady and always gave me good advise. It has been many years but we went to the authors party Mr. Wolfe had for PEACE. Don't know if you would remember but I did the white dove.
Maria Schultz
January 3, 2014
Respectful sympathies from a long time reader. ((You will scarce remember me, Mr Wolfe, but I have the good fortune to host your essay on JRR Tolkien, "The Best Introduction to the Mountains" on my website.))
Andy Robertson
December 28, 2013
May eternal light shine upon her.
Mike Flynn
December 23, 2013
Condolences to Gene and family. I met Gene a couple of times, and met Rosemary in passing, but can't claim to have known her at all. Everything I've heard about her indicates a light has gone out in our sky, and the world is a dimmer place.
Dennis Mccunney
December 23, 2013
My deepest condolences. You do not remember me, but my wife helped your wife visit the lady's room once while you and I were signing books at a science fiction convention. Odd as it sounds, my wife recalled the event because she was grateful for the chance to serve. Thank you.
John Wright
December 23, 2013
Our condolences to you Gene, and your family.
Fred Kiesche
December 23, 2013
Condolences from a fan to you and yours Gene.
December 20, 2013
My deepest condolences to Gene and all the family.
Through a very difficult year this was a very sad culmination. Rosemary left a joy and kindness that will be with her family and friends forever.
Nuno Martins
December 19, 2013
Dear Gene and family, the kindness and love Rosemary shared in life will never be forgotten. So sorry for your loss. Flesh perishes, the love remains forever.
Marc Aramini
December 18, 2013
Gene, my heart breaks for your loss.
Josh Young
December 18, 2013
Rosemary was among the sweetest people I've ever met. She never made you feel like a stranger. My deepest condolences to you and the family.
Richard Chwedyk
December 17, 2013
Gene, we're very sorry for your loss.

Rosemary will be missed by all.
Gardner Dozois
December 17, 2013
December 17, 2013

Condolences on Rosemary's passing. I know how much she meant to you, and how hard her final illness was on you.

"Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away." Matthew 24:35
Lawrence Person
December 17, 2013
Gene, I'm sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and prayers.
Sally Shank
December 17, 2013
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