James W. ‘Jimmy’ Wolf age 87, of Lima, Ohio died 2:10 a.m. February 1, 2021 at St. Rita’s. He was born on October 24, 1933 in Lima to George and Anna (Eggleston) Wolf, who preceded him in death. On Nov. 27, 1952 he married Dorothy (Hoehn) Bowen who survives in Ottoville. They had 4 children: Denny (Cheryl) Wolf, Gary (Maureen) Wolf, Gina (Fred) Lamb and Jeff (Tami) Wolf, 8 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren, 1 step great grandchild and 1 step great great grandchild, sister-in-law Joella Wolf of Belle Center and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother George Wolf and sisters: Eileen (Carl) Harvey and Viola (Stephen) Ferenczi.
He attended South High School in Lima where he excelled in track. He enjoyed all sports and loved to root for the underdog. He had been a police officer for the Lima Police Department from 1960 to 1976. He also drove truck for Duff Truck Line and Otis Wright Trucking. After retiring he was employed by KOI Auto Parts as a driver. He was an avid reader, loved country music and loved the outdoors including spending time at the lake and winters in Arizona.
Memorial contributions may be given to the American Heart Association or the charity of the donor’s choice. Special thanks to held the staff at St. Rita’s for their love and care.
Private family services have been held.