OBITUARY

Keith Ellwood Wolfe

January 14, 1929January 23, 2018
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Keith Wolfe, age 89, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, January 23, 2018 in Georgetown, Texas. He was born January 14, 1929 in Struthers, Ohio to Georgia Conway Wolfe and Quay Ellwood Wolfe. At a young age, his family moved to Knoxdale, PA and Brookville, PA where he attended Brookville HS. He later earned his GED and several certificates in technical courses.

Keith joined the U.S. Army in 1948 and was trained as an aircraft mechanic and repairman, as well as helicopter crew chief. During his 20+ years of service, he performed duty in Dachau, Germany, two tours in Vietnam, witnessed atomic testing in Nevada, as well as serving tours in Ft. Bragg, North Carolina, Ft. Rucker, Alabama, and other duty stations in Germany. His final assignment was Wertheim, Germany, and he retired in 1972. Following his military retirement, he and his family lived in Ozark, Alabama, and then moved to Prairie Grove, Arkansas, eventually settling in Texas.

During his tour of duty at Dachau, Keith met Hildegard Strohmeier, who he married in 1952. He is survived by his wife Hildegard, his daughter Elsa Ellis (Larry), daughter Anita Christensen (Jerry), son Michael Wolfe (Dianna) and son Timothy Wolfe (Shari). He is also survived by seven grandchildren: Rebecca Wolfe, Benjamin Wolfe (Beth), Darby Ellis (Aimee), Larisa Grensted (CJ), Taylor Wolfe, Jenee Jagoda (Daniel), Cameron Wolfe and his five great-grandchildren: Kaylen Wolfe, AJ Wolfe, Koen Wolfe, Oliver Ellis, and Chloe Grensted. He is also survived by his sister, Bonnie Wolfe Myers. Keith was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Joy Wolfe Hancox.

A beloved husband, father, grandfather and devoted to his family, Keith loved fishing, hunting, repairing cars, and woodworking. Throughout the years, he worked on many projects for his family and friends. He also willingly lent a helping hand to those in need. He will truly be missed by all.

Keith’s family wishes to thank Altus Hospice, Visiting Angels, and St. David's Hospitals in Georgetown and Round Rock for the care he has received over the last few years, especially these last few months.

The funeral service will be Saturday, February 3, 2018 at Cook-Walden/Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas. Visitation begins at 10:00 a.m. and the service at 10:30 a.m. Interment at Texas Veterans Cemetery in Killeen, Texas will follow at a later date.

The family requests in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Shriners Hospitals, St. Jude’s Research Hospital, Texas Humane Heroes, St David's Hospital, or Wounded Warriors in Keith’s name.

Arrangements by Cook-Walden Davis Funeral Home, 2900 Williams Drive, Georgetown, Texas 78628 (512)863-2564.

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, February 3, 2018

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, February 3, 2018

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Darby Ellis

January 31, 2018

Grandpa,

You are missed by many. I know that I have so many great memories with you and I am so glad that you were able to leave behind a proud legacy of children, grandchildren, and even great-grandchildren.

I am deeply saddened that you are gone, but I am relieved that you are in a better place.

Aimee, Oliver, and I love you very much.

Glen Faulkner

January 29, 2018

It was my privilege to have been Keith's pastor for several years in Prairie Grove, Arkansas. He sure was a fine man who shared with me how God had been with him through many tough times in his life. He loved the Lord and was faithful along with his dear wife to the church and his pastor. My condolences to all the family

January 28, 2018

To the Wolfe family, the entire Silva family is saddened by this news. Mike and Hilda are such great friends, we love you both. Memories of good times with you will be forever in our hearts and minds. May God bless you with peace and understanding, knowing that Mike lived a fun, fulfilled life and loved by so many. LOVE, The Silvas

January 27, 2018

What a joy and a blessing it has been to have known
such an amazing man. We were fortunate to have met Keith, through his daughter Elsa & husband Larry - who are dear friends.
We will be making a donation to Wounded Warriors in his honor.
Our thoughts & prayers are with Hilde & family.
MaryLee & Patrick Sheridan

Larisa Grensted

January 27, 2018

Grandpa,

I love you so much. I am so proud to brag about your accomplishments in the life you lived, and to have had you as our family's patriarch. Thank you for loving us, and may you have a ball dancing with Jesus.

To Oma,

While I lost my grandfather, you lost your best friend of over 65 years. My most heartfelt condolences go out to you, and of course you are in my prayers always! I love you!

Love always,
Lara

LTC(R) Michael & Dianna Wolfe

January 26, 2018

My Dad was an excellent Father, Mentor, and Friend. I can remember many "firsts" in my life, being with my Dad. I love you Dad and I will see you again, for now, I will remember all the good times we had together and the sacrifices you and Mom have always made for us. I will endeavor to live the life you would approve of. I love you Dad and I miss you!

Elsa & Larry Ellis

January 26, 2018

Dear Dad,

You will always be missed and will hold a special place in our hearts, but we know you are in a better place now. Our memories will always keep you alive.

We love you,

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