Lorna Wolf

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The Matriarch of our family, Lorna Elizabeth Wolf, nee Streiff, 91, of Swansea, IL, born November 27, 1926, in Highland, IL, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at St. Paul’s Skilled Living, Belleville, IL.

Mrs. Wolf worked at the Scott Air Force Golf Course before her retirement.  She was a member of the Belleville Exchange Club and the Belleville / Swansea Moose Lodge 1221, and St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Belleville. Lorna loved watching the St. Louis Cardinals and enjoyed playing cards with her friends.  She was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of nearly 62 years, Norbert “Norb” J. Wolf, whom she married on August 8, 1946 and who died on March 23, 2008; a daughter, Dawn Wolf; her parents, Fremont G. and Linda E., nee Pfister, Streiff; two brothers, Roger (Betty) Streiff and Earl (May) Streiff; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Arnold and Wilma Henss; and a son-in-law, Rand Duncan.

Surviving are three daughters, Linda (Larry) Altmansberger of Belleville, IL, Lana Duncan of Belleville, IL, and Candace (Keith) Stadelman of Millstadt, IL;
seven grandchildren, Ryan (Jacqueline) Altmansberger, Timothy (Anna) Duncan, Carey (Mike) Riley, Tricia (Shane Muskop) Altmansberger, Lindsey (Bob) Schumacher, Adam (Melissa) Duncan, and Tara (Michael) O’Sadnick;
and 16 great-grandchildren, Connor, Jacob, Adalyn, Cecilia, Josie, Ella, Hudson, Cash, Cooper, Draedan, Sawyer, Brooke, Christian, Samuel, Caine and Sloane.

Gigi, at 91 years old, would pray for them every night in the order of their birth.

We believe Norbert called her to come join him for the 2018 Opening Day of the St. Louis Cardinal game. In his words he said, “Woman, lets travel.”

Memorials may be made to Belleville Exchange Club, to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, or to Hospice of Southern Illinois. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 3 to 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.         

Funeral:  Funeral services will be held at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, 2018, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, 2018, with Rev. Herbert Schafale officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.


15 Comments on Lorna Wolf

Donna Fox said : Guest Report Oct 18, 2018 at 4:04 PM

Dear Linda and Lana, I know this is very late, but I just now found out about your mother. I am so sorry for your loss. I remember many fun days at your house with both of your parents.

  • Aurora
  • CO
Bart and Glenda Bridges said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2018 at 10:47 PM

Linda, Lana and Candy So sorry to read of your Mom's passing. It is so hard to lose a mother. She was a beautiful person inside and out. She always had a smile on her face. I'll miss our little talks

  • belleville
  • IL
Barbara Brestal McGhee said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2018 at 9:13 PM

Lana and Linda, I am so very sorry for the loss of your mother. I remember your family from the old days at St Pauls church. Your mom knew my mom, Wildamae. I recently knew your mom as she was on the same floor with my dad at St Pauls Senior community. She and i talked about the Cardinals and other things. I miss seeing her smiling face in the dining room there.

  • Belleville
  • IL
The Rahns said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2018 at 5:20 PM

Dear Linda, Lana, and Candy, Our heartfelt condolences to you and your families. We all will miss a great person and will cherish the wonderful memories we have. God bless you all. Laverne, Debra, Barry,and Jeff Rahn

  • Oro Valley
  • AZ
Nancy and Lew Laughlin said : Guest Report Apr 10, 2018 at 12:23 AM

Linda. Larry and family, We are so sorry to read of the passing of your Mother, Mother-in-law and Grandmother. 91 years is a grand life with which we would all be so lucky to be blessed! We send our sympathy, prayers and hugs.

  • Las Vegas
  • NV
Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap 1019 said : Guest Report Apr 09, 2018 at 3:26 PM

Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in lieu of a Sympathy Card. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM 888-767-6738) for you. They can also assist in filling out claim forms for survivor benefits and life insurance You may call either of our Service Officers, Jim Haley at 618 795-5174 or Ben Brown at 618 624-8007. If unable to reach either one, you may call our alternate, Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Linda Juenger said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2018 at 10:15 PM

Linda, Lana, Candy and families. I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. What a great lady. I have so many fond memories of both Lorna and Norb (my birthday buddy). They both were so good to us kids. Loved them both very much. I know you will miss her deeply.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Jackie Weik said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2018 at 8:30 PM

Dear Linda, Lana, Candy and families, We wanted to express to each of you and all your family our deepest condolences at the loss of your Mother. We pray that as you remember and celebrate her life over the next few days that you will have joy in all your wonderful memories! May God's peace be with all of you during the days ahead. I am thankful I got to see your Mom at Judy's celebration. She was very beautiful that day. Blessings and peace to all of you! Jackie and Gary Weik

  • Grapevine
  • TX
Gloria Hopfinger said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2018 at 1:47 PM

Im so sorry to learn that your Mom passed away. She was a lovely person. I will always cherish our time we all spent camping.

  • Lake Placid
  • Fl.
shirley luber said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2018 at 1:40 PM

my sympathy to your family I live in Highland My grandmother teckla Hanselman was your grandfathers sister. I went to school with Roger and Earl Your mother and my aunt June Hanselman were close in their youth

  • highland
  • IL
Gary Hopfinger said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2018 at 2:43 AM

Linda, Lana and Candy, So sorry to read of your Mom's passing. My sympathy goes to you all in this most difficult time. I will cherish the memories of your family from boating and camping in Carbondale.

  • Lake Placid
  • Florida
Jill Hartung said : Guest Report Apr 08, 2018 at 2:02 AM

My heart is breaking for you all. I don’t think I have ever seen a group of friends as close to each other as our parents were. They were all so special to me. What special memories we all have. You know they have their Friday night card group back and I know Norbsy if happy to have her home. Love you all! Jill and Doug Hartung

  • Belleville
  • IL
Kim (Greenlee) Cooper said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2018 at 9:30 PM

Candy, I was so sorry to hear about your Mom’s passing. We were on the same golf league for many years and I always enjoyed talking to her, both at golf and when I would see her at the Moose. I know you will miss her terribly. Take comfort in knowing she is at peace. With deepest regrets. Kim (Greenlee) Cooper

  • Belleville
  • IL
Diana LaPlantz said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2018 at 8:56 PM

My prayers of comfort and peace for your families.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Marilyn Linton said : Guest Report Apr 07, 2018 at 4:00 PM

To the family of Lorna, please accept my condolence on the death of Lorna. She and I played golf and cards together, for many years. She will be missed but is in better place now. She was a strong lady.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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