Fern Esther Wolf, 96, of Belleville, IL, formerly of New Athens, IL, born March 31, 1925, in New Athens, IL, passed away on Saturday March 19, 2022, at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL. She was a member of St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, a member of the church women’s guild and had been a member of the RSVP chorus. She worked in various positions in New Athens throughout her career.
Mrs. Wolf was preceded in death by her parents – William L. and Bertha C. (Muench) Stamm, her beloved husband – Herschel H. Wolf, whom she married on August 5, 1943, in St. Charles, MO, and who passed away on July 12, 2006, her two sisters – Vera (the late Siegel) Hesse and Norma (the late Ira) Volner and two sons-in-law – Roger Rhein and Albert Winter.
Fern is survived by her four children – Donna Barr and JoAnn Rhein, both of Belleville, IL, Beth Winter of New Athens, IL, John (Karen) Wolf of Wentzville, MO, ten grandchildren, sixteen great-grandchildren and by several nieces, nephews, great nieces and great nephews.
Memorials in Fern’s honor may be made to St. John United Church of Christ.
Visitation: Friends and family will be gathering from 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday April 2, 2022, at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL. Memorials may be made to St. John United Church of Christ.
Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday April 2, 2022, at St. John United Church of Christ in New Athens, IL with Rev. Dr. Robert Koch officiating. Interment will follow at Oakridge Cemetery in New Athens, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in New Athens, IL is in charge of arrangements.