Submitted by Dan Rich

Submitted by Dan Rich


South Bend Tribune 1/18/2002

Jack J.D. Wolfe

March 15, 1927 - Jan. 16, 2002

Jack Joseph Daniel Wolfe, 74, of 3303 E. Jefferson Blvd., formerly of 317 N. Hawthorne Drive, loving husband, father and grandfather, departed this life at 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 16, after an extended illness.

He was born to Jacob Dan-iel Wolfe and Stella (Wisnieski) Wolfe on March 15, 1927, in South Bend, Ind. He graduated from Central High School, class of 1945, attended Purdue University, earning a B.A. in mechanical engineering in 1952 and then an MBA from Indiana University in 1973.

Jack served his country with the Armed Forces from 1945-47, and returned home to marry Mary Joan "Jo" Wendel on Aug. 14, 1948. She survives. He is also survived by one daughter, Susan Marie Wolfe-Walters of Seymour, Ind., and one son, Bruce Edward Wolfe of South Bend; two sisters, Janet Hojara and Shirley Wolfe, both of South Bend; and by two grandchildren, Silvaan and Brenan, both of South Bend.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Clement, George, James and Charles.

Jack was employed as a project engineer and program supervisor with Allied Signal from 1955 until his retirement on July 1, 1990. He served as president of both the Active and Retirees Bendix/Allied Signal Management Clubs. Jack was also a member of the Michiana Male Chorus for more than 40 years, a life member of the Elks (34 yrs.) and the Moose Lodge of Elkhart (10 yrs.). Jack and Mary Jo attended St. Anthony dePadua Parish for more than 35 years.

Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. today, Jan. 18, in the HICKEY Funeral Home, 3516 E. Jefferson, with funeral services at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19, in St. Joseph Catholic Church, 225 South Mill Street, Mishawaka, Ind. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery, South Bend.

Memorials may be made to the Kidney Foundation and to the St. Joseph Heart Association.