Ernest F. "Ernie" WolfJuly 1, 1918 ~ July 4, 2017 (age 99)
Ernest F. Wolf
Ernest F. “Ernie” Wolf, 99, Hays, died Tuesday, July 4, 2017 at Via Christi Village Long Term Care.
He was born July 1, 1918 in Hays the son of Carl and Adelheid (Schmidt) Wolf. He graduated from St. Joseph Military Academy in 1939 and was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #1325. On May 15, 1944 he was united in marriage to Venita VonLintel. She preceded him in death on January 29, 2017. Ernie owned a Nash car dealership, a liquor store, worked at Midwest Tobacco and Candy, was a property manager, farmed for Don Pratt, and was a farmer and cattleman. He truly loved to be on the tractor and checking on his cattle daily. He was an active investor who watched the stock market closely, and he enjoyed sports, watching the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs, the St. Louis Cardinals, and KU basketball.
Survivors include two sons; David Wolf and wife Gloria of Windsor, Colorado and Karl Wolf of Hays, a daughter; Barbara Werth and husband Darrell of Hays, five grandchildren; Ashley Hatfield and husband Bob of Dodge City, Angela Chaffin and husband Matt of Dodge City, Christopher Werth and wife Bethany of Overland Park, Kansas, Ryan Werth and wife Sara of Prairie Village, and Jessica Werth of Kansas City, MO, ten great grandchildren; Amanda Hatfield, Payson Hatfield, Kylie Collins, Maleia Chaffin, Cecelia Fisk, Mary Katherine Werth, Aidan Werth, Brooklyn Werth, Atley Werth, and Bennett Werth, and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Venita, four brothers; Ferdinand, Marcel, Clarence, and Carl Wolf, and nine sisters; Marge Stenger, Victoria Wolf, Pauline Dechant, Josephine Rupp, Rose Dreiling, Mary Rupp, Clara Antle, Anna Rupp, and Catherine Wiesner.
Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 am on Saturday, July 8, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 215 W. 13th. Burial will follow in the St. Joseph Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm until 8:00 on Friday and from 9:00 am until 9:45 on Saturday, all at the Hays Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, 1906 Pine St. A parish vigil service will be at 6:30 pm followed by a Knights of Columbus Council #1325 rosary at 7:00, both on Friday at the funeral home. Memorials are suggested in Ernie’s memory to St. Joseph Catholic Church, TMP-Marian High School, or to St. John’s Chapel at Via Christi Village, all in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be left for the family at www.haysmemorial.com