By November 24, 2023Current Services

Donald Earl Wolfe, 88, of Washington Court House, Ohio died Thursday, November 23, 2023, at 4:25 p.m. at Court House Manor Nursing Home where he had been residing since May 20, 2023.

Donald was born April 20, 1935, in Fayette County, Ohio to Earl and Edith Carr Wolfe.  He lived most of his life in Fayette County where he was a retired farmer.

He was an avid horseman and loved anything to do with horses, especially breaking horses and calf roping.  He had been a longtime member of the Bar W Riding Club.  He was an expert woodworker and specialized in making fine furniture.  Following retirement, he also enjoyed gardening and yardwork.  He had served in the Ohio Army National Guard.

Donald was preceded in by his first wife, the former Donna Jean Yearian on September 26, 1990, and by his second wife, Karen Sue Gerhardt Wolfe on February 11, 2016; a brother Eugene “Gene” Wolfe and a sister and brother-in-law, Betty and Tom Skeens.

He is survived by a daughter, Kristi K. Wolfe of Stoutsville, OH; two step children, Dale (Carol) Huffman of Sabina and Joyce Huffman of Washington Court House; a step grandson, Darren Huffman; two step great grandchildren, Jayden Knuckles and Rylan Huffman; a sister, Lora Fay (Don) Snyder of Bergholtz, OH; a sister-in-law, Roberta Wolfe and several nieces and nephews.

The funeral will be Monday, November 27, 2023, at 1:30 p.m. at the Kirkpatrick Funeral Home in Washington Court House with Andrew Hottinger and Doug Snyder officiating.  Burial will follow in the Highlawn Cemetery.

Friends may call at the funeral home Monday from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service.

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  • Rhonda Stamper says:

    Kris I am so sorry for your loss. Tippy and I have spent a lot of time these past 2 years with our Uncle Donald and you. He is one special uncle and you are a special cousin. Donald loved you and Jayden so much. you two were his life. The aggravation game we played two years ago bringing in the new year was so much fun. I have so many good memories of him. Tippy and I loved him so much. He will be forever in my heart. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you my sweet cousin.