Joseph Wolf

Joseph Wolf
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Joseph C. Wolf, 74, of Coulterville, IL, born February 26, 1945, in Belleville, IL, died Monday, August 12, 2019, at John Cochran Veterans Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Mr. Wolf was an insurance agent for Prudential Insurance Company for 30 years before his retirement. He was a United States Army veteran and had belonged to the VFW since 1970. Mr. Wolf was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL. Joe enjoyed hunting, fishing, and gardening of all types. He enjoyed playing Euchre, washers and drinking beer with friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer “Andy” and Marie F., nee Heiligenstein, Wolf; and a sister, Mary Lou Short.

He is survived by his wife of 14 years, JoAnn L. Kern-Wolf, nee Metzger, whom he married on February 18, 2005;
a son, Jason M. Wolf of Carlyle, IL;
a daughter, Stephanie (Sean) Houmes of St. Charles, MO;
five grandchildren, Andrew Houmes, Samantha Houmes, Abby Wolf,
Mollie Wolf and Maggie Wolf;
two step-sons, Michael Kern of El Paso, TX,
and Stephen Kern of Burlington, KY;
four step-grandchildren;
six step-great-grandchildren;
a brother, Leo James (Catherine) Wolf;
brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Steve (Chris) Metzger of Elkton, IL;
Mary Ann McCollum of O’Fallon, IL, Betty Mackey of Columbia, IL,
Patricia (Arthur) Hernandez of Marine, IL,
Lori Ann (Robert) Bazzle of Bonne Terre, MO,
and Carol Rodriquez;
special thanks to, Trudy (Ramon) Matchett,
and Richard (Suzanne) Janssen;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to The National Kidney Foundation or to the charity of the donor’s choice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, August 23, 2019, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Father Mark Reyling officiating.

Burial with full military honors will be at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.


3 Comments on Joseph Wolf

Betty Rackley said : Guest Report Aug 23, 2019 at 9:06 PM

Sorry to hear about Joe. He fought a long hard battle. May the family take peace knowing he is not suffering anymore.

  • Coulterville
  • Illinois
Diane Nicks Sawyer said : Guest Report Aug 19, 2019 at 2:30 PM

I am sorry to learn of Joe’s passing. I worked with him at Prudential and he was always a gentleman to me. May God comfort you during this period of sadness and your memories bring smiles to your faces. With my condolences, Diane Nicks Sawyer

  • Yuma
  • Colorado
Marilyn Bisoux Mullins said : Guest Report Aug 16, 2019 at 2:34 AM

My condolences to the family. Joe will be missed. Marilyn Bisoux Mullins

  • St Charles
  • MO

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