Charles G. Wolfe Dies in California

Charles Graham “Johnnie” Wolfe, 78, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., former resident of Peoria, died at 5:15 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 6, at Veterans Hospital in Sepulveda, Calif. He had resided in Sherman Oaks the past 23 years. 

Mr. Wolfe was born July 24, 1894, in Parkersburg, W. Va., the son of Wilmer A. and Carrie Farnsworth Wolfe. He was married to Opal A. Welker of Astoria on March 26, 1928. She survives.

Also surviving are two daughters. Mrs. Jeanene Foster of Sherman Oaks and Mrs. Beverly Myers of Omaha, Neb.; one sister, Mrs. Betty Bassler of Montclair, N. J. and six grandchildren.

He was a restaurateur 50 years. 

A veteran of World War I, he was a member of Temple Lodge 46 AF&AM, a former member of Mohammed Temple Shrine, and a member of American Legion Peoria Post 2. He was also a member of Disabled American Veterans of Sherman Oaks. 

While living in Peoria he was active in the American Legion membership drive. 

He was also an organizer of the American Legion Chow Club. Traditionally he held an open house for all World War I veterans after Armistice Day parades. 

Funeral services were held at 10 a. m. Saturday morning at Wilton Mortuary in Peoria with Rev. Robert Gates officiating. Temple Lodge 46 also conducted services. Graveside services were held at 12:30 p.m. in the Astoria Cemetery.


Published in the Astoria South Fulton Argus on 8/28/1985

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