Norman L. Wolf

December 11, 1935 ‒ August 22, 2016

Ashland, Ohio

Norman L. Wolf went to be with the Lord Monday evening, August 22, 2016 in Crystal Care Center of Ashland surrounded by his family. He was 80.

He was born December 11, 1935 in Richland County to parents Alvin and Freda (Foulke) Wolf. He graduated from Shiloh High School with the class of 1953, and soon married Mary Ellen Kaylor on May 18, 1955 and the pair went on have two beautiful daughters. Even to this day Norman believes Mary Ellen to be more beautiful than ever.

Norman began farming on the Free Road family farm, and went on to work for his brother, Raymond and FerrellGas until he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease in 1989 and then retired.

In retirement Norman and Mary moved to Mineola, Texas, where they enjoyed volunteering for Meals on Wheels and took pleasure in traveling. The Balloon Fest in Santé Fe, New Mexico being his most favorite event to attend.

He is survived by his wife Mary Ellen (Kaylor) Wolf; his daughters Pamela Young of Mansfield, and Christine (Kellam) Newell of Mineola, TX who have both fought a brave battle against breast cancer and won; grandchildren Stephanie (Dirk) Bistline of Shiloh, Scott (Kristy) Tucker of Perrysville, Sandie (Chris) Killion of Bailey Lakes, Stephen (Jessica) Tucker of Mansfield, Maddie Newell and Lexie Newell of Mineola, TX; six great grandchildren Lance Tucker, Bryce Killion, Makenzi Tucker, Caden Bistline, Rebecca Tucker, and Carter Tucker.

In addition to his parents, Norman was preceded in death by his siblings; Harold Wolf, Ethel (Wolf) Williams, Raymond Wolf and Vergil Wolf.

A funeral service honoring Norman’s life will be held Friday August 26, 2016 at 3 p.m. in the Marion Avenue Snyder Funeral Home with an hour prior of calling at 2 p.m. Rev. Philip Wolf will officiate with burial to follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery.

Contributions in Norman’s memory to Hospice of North Central Ohio may be made at the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Norman’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at

  • To the family of Norman ,you have our deepest sympathy. He is in the arms of God and is at peace. God has called him to become a shining star in His vast Heaven. R I P Norman.

  • I have marveled that you lived so long with the problems of Parkinson’ s disease. You fought a good fight.
    I will miss your occasion phone calls.

  • My deepest condolences to you and your family on the passing of your dad. My prayers are with you all.

  • We are so sorry for the family. May Gods wrap his arm’s around all of you, and hold you tight while you go through this time of grief.

  • To the children and grandchildren,
    My father Bob Cole went to school with Norman (Dad passed away 2-1/2 years ago) and always thought the world of him. I met Norman through my Dad. I also knew Norm’s brother Raymond (I’m in the plumbing industry).
    I want you to know what an inspiration Norman has been to me over the years, in spite of his worsening Parkinson’s disease, Norman NEVER complained and has been faithful to the Lord.
    He was forgiven for his past sins by our God and was ready to meet his Lord upon leaving this world.
    I am a better person for knowing him. What a GREAT example of a born again Christian he was!
    I am sooo sorry for your loss, but please understand, that Norman is no longer suffering or in any pain, he has received his new resurrection body (1st. Corinthians 15:35-58).
    Norman wants all of you to know the Lord and be saved though our Lord Jesus Christ.
    I praise God for your father and grandfather! 😊

    • Thank you Greg and Susie for your continued support over the years. I appreciate the time you took to visit with him and help him with different things, along with items that you’d bring to him. I’m thankful that he had a friend like you!

  • Not having your addresses, I am using this medium to extend my deepest sympathy to you his family – to Mary Ellen, Pam, Chris, Stephanie, Sandie, Scott, Stephen, and your families. I visited Norman often, spending much time with him, and I can assure all of you that he loved you, each one, very much. Often he shed tears as he exposed his life and thoughts of you. Many years ago he recognized that he was a sinner undone before God. He repented and trusted in the redeeming power of the shed blood of Jesus Christ. As all of you know, he spoke of the need for a spiritual conversion with all to whom he spoke. Norman is now in courts of glory hoping and wishing to see all of you there. Please don’t disappoint your husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather. May God’s mercy and grace be upon each of you as you sorrow over your loss. Ed

    • Thank you for all you did for Grandpa, Ed. I appreciated that you continued to take the time to be such an honest, caring friend. Your help with different things did not go unnoticed.

  • I will miss your phone calls and visits with you. You. You suffered long and with Grace. You were blessed to have your grandchildren to care for you… Your suffering is over and now you are in God’s presence with Raymond and Vergil… Hug Vergil for me ..