Richard E. “Dick” Wolfgang
October 18, 1933 ‒ July 13, 2008
BELLVILLE: Richard E. “Dick” Wolfgang, 74, of Teeter Road, Bellville, died Sunday, July 13, 2008 in Mifflin Care Center following a long illness.
He was born October 18, 1933 in Butler to Albert L. and Lula (Tucker) Wolfgang.
A life long area resident, Dick worked at Cooper-Bessmer in Mt. Vernon as a chipper for 25 years. Later he worked for F&W Body shop before opening his own body shop, W&W Body Shop on Cook Road, Mansfield.
Dick was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and VFW Post #4027 both in Mt. Vernon.
He attended weekly services at the Salvation Army in Mt. Vernon.
Dick was talented when it came to cars and tractors, and therefore he spent a lot of time working in the garage. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing, and gardening.
He is survived by a son and daughter-in-law Charles E. and Jodi Wolfgang of Bellville, a daughter and son-in-law Colleen and Jeff Gatton of Butler, four grandchildren and their spouses Jimmy Wolfgang, Kaitlyn Wolfgang, AnnaMae and Danny Wade, and Cassie and Tim Vigil, two great grandsons Mason Wade and Jerry Vigil, three sisters and two brothers-in-law Eileen Dickson of Mansfield, Doris and Dick Ball of Butler, and Shirley and Dale Dunn of Butler; two brothers and sisters-in-law Earl and Martha Wolfgang, and Dwight and Colleen Wolfgang all of Mansfield; two sisters-in-law Norma Wolfgang, and Mary Sue Wolfgang both of Bellville, and numerous nieces nephews and extended family.
He was preceded in death by his wife AnnaMae (Hamner) Wolfgang in 1975, a son James Eugene Wolfgang that same year, and four brothers Harold, Albert, Charles, and William Wolfgang.
The family will receive friends Tuesday, July 15, 2008 from 2-4 and 6-8 pm in the Bellville Snyder Funeral Home, where the funeral service will be held Wednesday at 11 am. Pastor Christopher Thomas will officiate. Burial will follow in Zion (Four Corners) Cemetery near Butler.