Ronald Lee Wolfe, 64, formerly of Clay City, died Jan. 13, 2010, after a brave battle with Leukemia at MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas. Ron was welcomed to his heavenly home by his parents Lorrayne (Keller) Wolfe and Wallace Wolfe and Sister Rita Wolfe Pruitt.
Ron was born Aug. 28, 1945, in Brazil. He grew up in Clay City and graduated in 1964. Ron started his career with R.R. Donnelley and Sons in Crawfordsville as an apprentice. He retired 35 years later as Sr. Vice President of Donnelley Barbados division. The last 2-and-a-half years, Ron bravely and heroically battled Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML) at Moffit Cancer Center of Tampa, Fla., Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., and M.D. Anderson, Houston, Texas, where he selflessly underwent numerous trial drugs and testing to further research of this disease. He received a bone marrow transplant Aug. 19, 2009. While cancer may have taken his life, it NEVER beat him.
Left to celebrate his life are his loving, devoted wife of 45 years Connie Mitchell Wolfe, and brother Gary Wolfe, daughters Michelle Wolfe, Cheri Wolfe-Koberstein and son-in law-Richard Koberstein Jr., granddaughters Hannah Wolfe, Chloe Wolfe, Madelyn Koberstein and Savannah Koberstein, nephews Doug Beder, Jon Beder, Mike Zike and Keith Mitchell their families and numerous extended family members.
The family would like everyone to be aware of the many life saving blood products that Ron received in the past 2-and-a-half years. They ask you take a moment and donate blood, plasma or platelets in Ron's honor.
Services will be at Schoppenhorst Funeral Home, Clay City, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010, at 11 a.m., with Pastor Paul A. Martin officiating. Burial will follow at Clayton Cemetery, Linton. Visitation will be at the funeral home Wednesday, from 5-8 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society 941 E. 86th St. Suite 100 Indianapolis, IN 46240-1842.
Visit www.schoppenhorstfuneralhome.com to light a candle in his memory.