James W. Wolf

October 24, 1933 - February 1, 2021
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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.

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Born: October 24, 1933
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Greg Garlock posted on 2/6/21

Please acccept my sincere condolences over the loss of Jim. I had the opportunity to work with him for several years on the police department and always enjoyed our interactions with each other. Please know that him and you are in my thoughts and prayers.


Mary Beth Busick posted on 2/4/21

My deepest sympathy to Gina, Denny, Gary, Jeff and your families! Mr. Wolf always had a smile for the neighborhood kids. He will be remembered fondly! May happy memories carry you through this sorrowful time!


D’Anne Conley posted on 2/3/21

We were so saddened to hear that our Uncle Jim had passed this past Monday. Our deepest sympathy and love to all of his family. D’Anne & Chris Conley


Jon M Rogers posted on 2/3/21

My deepest sympathies to Jim and his entire family . I worked with Jim for many years at Otis Wright & Sons. He was a good guy and always nice to everyone. He actually stood up for my own father when him and my mother got married. May God Bless them all always


Karl Wolf posted on 2/3/21

I was shocked and saddened to read of Uncle Jim’s passing. Every time I saw Uncle Jim it made me think of my Dad George, and now I will miss both of them. May he Rest In Peace. My prayers and condolences go out to Denny, Gary, Gina and Jeff.


Debbi Nartker posted on 2/2/21

So sorry to read of Jim’s passing. He was our neighbor on Latham Avenue and I babysat for his kids a couple times. He was always nice when would I run into him around town and I always appreciated his friendship and that he remembered us Bowers kids. Lol! RIP Jim and my sincere condolences to the family.