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Thursday, January 7, 2021

Updated Obituary - John Lester Wolfe

John Lester Wolfe was born on October 1, 1955 in Butler, Missouri. He was the eldest son of Joseph Vernon and Isabelle Gressett Wolfe. He had one sister, Debbie Frazier and husband Richard, and one brother, Vernie and wife Lisa. His daughter, Shauna Mae Sterner, was his only child.

John grew up in Adrian, Missouri. He was very active in scouts, starting with Cub Scouts and working his way up to accomplishing the rank of Eagle Scout. He always enjoyed going to H. Roe Bartle Scout camp in the summers with his dad (a scout leader), his friends, and his brother. He even loved going back to camp for Call Night when his nephews were in scouts.

He was a member of the Adrian United Methodist Church and was baptized at a young age. He was involved in UMYF all through middle and high school.

He graduated from Adrian R-III High School in 1974, and always enjoyed going to class reunions to reminisce with his classmates.

John held several jobs throughout his career, such as working at Don Trinkle’s station, Western Electric, Midwest Lumber, a laborer for construction, the City of Adrian Water Department, and a house painter.

He loved fishing, listening to classic rock music, playing the lottery, and watching the Royals and Chiefs. One of his favorite days was when his daughter, Shauna, took him to a Royal’s game for Father’s Day.

John was a member of the Elk’s Lodge in Harrisonville, Missouri and helped with their Bingo games every Wednesday. He was also a member of the Adrian Lion’s Club for a while.

He loved The Three Stooges and Who’s Line is it Anyway, and could be heard laughing throughout the whole house when he was watching them. He had an infectious laugh that would make you want to join in. He liked playing cards on Saturday nights with his mother, “favorite” sister, and brother-in-law. He loved spending time with his nieces and nephews as they were growing up and as they became adults. John had a gruff exterior, but underneath it all, he loved his mother, daughter, and family fiercely! He would also do anything for a friend!

John was preceded in death by his father, Joseph, and his nephew, Aaron. He is survived by his mother, Isabelle, daughter, Shauna, sister, brother-in-law, brother, sister-in-law, nieces, nephews, and great nieces. He will be missed!