Lloyd E. Wolfe, Jr., 80, passed away unexpectedly at WFH-All Saints Medical Center on Thursday, June 19, 2008.
A lifetime resident, Lloyd was born in Racine on July 1, 1927, to the late Lloyd E. and Elsie L. (nee: Kreuger) Wolfe, Sr. He graduated from Washington Park High School in 1945. Lloyd bravely served our country with the United States Navy in WWII. Years later, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
On November 11, 1950, in Atonement Lutheran Church, he was united in marriage with the love of his life, Dona J. Scurlock. His heart was broken when she passed away on September 16, 2005.
Lloyd was employed as a foreman with Motor Specialty, retiring after more than 20 years of service. He was a faithful member of Atonement Lutheran Church for nearly 60 years. Without a doubt, Lloyd’s top priority in life was his family. He was extremely proud of his children and grandchildren. Lloyd cherished the summer family trips to St. Germain, an annual tradition that everyone looked forward to for the past 40 years. He was an accomplished musician and a phenomenal accordion player. For many years, his band “Lloyd Wolfe Quartet & Trio,” played in various communities throughout Wisconsin and Illinois. Passionate about his music, Lloyd co-owned and operated “Wolfe & Steuer Accordion House” where he taught private lessons. Lloyd was a devoted member of the Racine Musicians Union. An avid sports fan, Lloyd liked to bowl and play softball. He was also a diehard Packers and Cubs fan. Above all, Lloyd loved and treasured being in the surroundings of his entire family.
Surviving are his children, Debra (Al) Braun of Palm Harbor, FL; William (Bridgette) Wolfe of Racine; Pamela (Gary) Peterson of Muskego and Thomas (fiancée, Janice Lojeski) Wolfe of Racine; grandchildren, Jacob, Zach and Hannah Braun; Danielle and Mitchell Wolfe; Samantha and Spencer Peterson; Joshua and Jordan Wolfe; sister-in-law, Sharon (Robert) Burns; special nieces, Dixie Burns and Wendy (Rich) Doerr; cousin, Richard Teskowski; and by other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends too numerous to mention by name.
In addition to his parents and wife, Lloyd was preceded in death by his mother-in-law and father-in-law, Gladys and Kenneth Scurlock.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 26, 2008, at 12 noon in Atonement Lutheran Church, 2915 Wright Ave., with Rev. Dr. Warren D. Williams officiating. Entombment, with military honors, will follow in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be held in the funeral home, 4600 County Line Rd., on Wednesday from 5-8 p.m. and in the church on Thursday from 11-11:45 a.m. In memory of Lloyd, memorials to Atonement Lutheran Church have been suggested.
A sincere note of thanks to Dr. Robert Gullberg and Dr. Howard Short for all their years of compassionate care, friendship and support.
Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home & Crematory
4600 County Line Rd., Racine (262) 552-9000