[MO Fire Funeral Announce] Board Director Russell Wolfe - Madison Fire

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Wed Feb 24 17:11:25 EST 2021

Russell Eugene Wolfe, 77 of Madison passed away on Monday, February 22,
2021, at the Monroe Manor nursing home in Paris surrounded by family.
Russell was born in Linn County, MO, on May 30th, 1943, the son of Carl and
Rosetta (Steuber) Wolfe.

He grew up on the family farm south of Paris with his nine siblings.  When
Russell and Joyce got married, they combined their families. This would make
for a large family that would fill the house as well as the table.  Russell
started his own family farm south of Madison where he worked hard to raise
his family, his crops and his livestock. He also had a great love for
restoring cars, especially his bright red '39 Chevy, and would take every
opportunity to show them off.  One of his highlights every year was his
"Louisville" trips taken with a group of his best friends. These trips made
lots of great memories -- some you could share and some you couldn't!  Ever
the entrepreneur, Russell and Wayne Johnson joined forces to start Economy
Auto and a property rental business serving both Monroe and Randolph

Russell was a member of the Madison Area Business Men's Association for many
years, where he will always be remembered as being the "Voice" of the Derby
calling out the traditional countdown "3.2.1.DEMOLITION!!!!" booming over
the loud speakers.  He was an Alderman on the Madison Bank Board for several
years, the Western County Commissioner of Monroe County for 14 years,
President of the Western District Fire Department for Madison, and President
of the Board for the Monroe Manor nursing home. 

Russell is survived by his wife of 50 years, Joyce; four sons: Rob (Jodi)
Wolfe, Mark (Debi) Littrell, Bob Littrell and Kevin Wolfe; and one daughter:
Rhonda (Wolfe) Jackson; 10 grandchildren; Kyle, Desiree, Cheyenne, Justin,
Jake, Tyler, Tessa, Cameron, Lane and Alyssa; 3 brothers: Roy, Lonnie
(Terri) and Larry; two sisters; Arlene (Chester) Alcorn and Nancy (Larry)
Strayhorn, along with many nieces and nephews - too many to list, but all of
whom he loved.  He was preceded in death by his son, Ricky in 1990; his
parents Carl and Rosetta; 4 brothers; Carl, Jr.; David, Ronald, and Earl.

Russell had a smile that would light up the room and was always full of
life.  He never knew a stranger, would help anyone that needed it, and will
be fondly remembered by all who had the pleasure to know him. Russell had
such a giving heart that he donated his body to the University of Missouri
for anatomical study to further the education of young medical students. 

Doors will open for a Celebration of Life at 1 p.m. on Saturday, February
27, 2021, at the Madison Area Community Center.  A short service will be
officiated by Reverend Larry Thomas at 1:30 p.m.  Greeting with the family
will continue following the service until 4 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made in his
memory to the Western District Fire Department, the Monroe Manor, or to
Paris R-II in establishing the Russell Wolfe Memorial Scholarship Fund for
Paris FFA


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