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Warren Lee Wolfe

June 23, 1930 ~ March 25, 2022 (age 91)


Warren Lee Wolfe, 91, of Litchfield, IL, passed away March 25, 2022 at 5:58 A.M.

Warren was born on June 23, 1930 in Litchfield, IL, a son of the late Charles Phillip & Esther Marie (Kessler) Wolfe.

He left high school to provide for his family when his father died. Later, he received his GED and attended college in Chicago, IL. He was later presented with an honorary diploma from the class of 1949.

He married Luella Hitchings (deceased) of Raymond and moved to Pana, Illinois. They had three children and later divorced. Mr. Wolfe was the Chief Industrial Engineer for Oliver Tractor Company in Shelbyville, IL until his retirement in 1972. After retirement he built his business Pana Pump and Motor.

He married the former Catherine “Katie” Louise Slusser on October 10, 1981 at the Zion Lutheran Church in Litchfield and moved to Litchfield, IL. He built Litchfield Pump and Motor and operated it for many years. He also taught at Lake Land Community College in Mattoon, IL. He was a Mason, a Shriner and a long time member of Zion Lutheran Church. He sang and played multiple instruments, including banjo, guitar, harmonica, mandolin, among others.

He is survived by his:

Daughters,     Monacita McLaughlin of Fort Meyers, FL, Kim Wenona White of Ft. Meyers, FL,  Katherine Dianne Smegal of Taylorville, IL,                                              Dawn Marie (Darin) Ashby of Litchfield, IL

Grandchildren, Brandon McLaughlin, James White, Chelsie Wolfe, Michelle Costello, Brittany Ashby, Alyssa Ashby, Christopher James Smegal, Matthew Smegal

Great-grandchildren, Cody Smegal, Alesia Smegal, Connor Smegal, Allison Torres, Lukas Wolfe, Chandler Wolfe, Dylan White, Darby White, Koby White, Jordan White, Lukas White, Giavanya Costello, Jordyn Costello, Isabella White & Anthony White

Great-Great grandchildren,  Gracelynn Smegal, A.J. Torres and Luca Torres,

Brother, Charles (Cookie) Philip Wolfe of Boulder, CO

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, Katie, son, Dennis Lee Wolfe, sister, Phyllis Land, brother, James Wolfe, grandson, Tim White, son-in-law, Michael White.

Funeral services will be held Friday, April 1, 2022 at 12:00 Noon at the Litchfield Family Funeral Service in Litchfield, Illinois. Pastor Fred Kramer, minister of Zion Lutheran Church will officiate. Visitation will be held Friday from 10:00 A.M. until service time at the funeral home. Burial will take place at the Elm Lawn Cemetery in Litchfield. The family suggests memorial contributions be directed to the St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Shriners Hospital for Children or Zion Lutheran Church.

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April 1, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Litchfield Family Funeral Service (Litchfield, Illinois)

Funeral Service
April 1, 2022

12:00 PM
Litchfield Family Funeral Service (Litchfield, Illinois)

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