Bernard A. Wolf
September 07, 1920 ‒ July 22, 2011
Bernard A. “Ben” Wolf, Jr., age 90, passed away Friday morning, July 22, 2011 in Winchester Terrace Nursing Home.
Bernard was born September 7, 1920 in Hamburg, Germany, the son of Bernard and Dora (Rehberg) Wolf. Along with his family, Bernard moved to America when he was just four years old and became a naturalized American citizen.
His service in the US Army began in February of 1943 where he was immediately sent to the European Theater during WWII. He served in Normandy, Northern France, the Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe. Ben was honorably discharged in October of 1945.
Just a year later he married Mary Margaret Daly on October 9, 1946. Ben settled into married life and got a job at Westinghouse. He later became a contractor and built many homes for families in the Valley. One of his favorite building projects was the first press box at the new Clear Fork football field where he loved supporting Clear Fork Sports.
Ben moved to Bellville in 1964. He enjoyed racing cars and and was the NHRA national record holder in stock class A/SA for many years. Friday evenings in June and July always meant softball to Ben and Mary. He even managed a softball team he was instrumental in starting in 1980. Then they were called the Farley Peoples and are still playing today under the name Team Jackson and Sons.
He was a member of Palmyra Church of Christ, American Legion Post #535 and Gents Auto Club.
Ben is survived by his daughters and sons-in-law Cheryl and Thomas Butenschon of Mansfield, Linda and Robert E. Schrader of Perrysville, Lana and Ronald E. Downing, and Jeanie and Ron Roberts all of Bellville, 12 grandchildren, 26 great grandchildren, and a great great grandson, two sisters Irma Schneider of Mansfield, and Lulu Wolf of TX.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his loving wife Mary Margaret Wolf on April 4, 2010, his sister Inga Leach.
Friends may call Monday, July 25, 2011 from 5-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home where the funeral service will be held Tuesday at 1pm. Pastor Patrick Bailey will officiate. Burial with military honors performed by American Legion Post #535 will follow in Bellville Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Ben’s honor may be made through the funeral home to the Jefferson Township-Bellville Rescue Squad.