Colleen J. (Miller) Wolfe

September 17, 1937 ~ May 29, 2020 (age 82)


Colleen J. Wolfe (nee Miller), 82, joined her late husband, Tom, in heaven on May 29, 2020 after a brief battle with cancer.  Colleen was born September 17, 1937 to the late Forrest and Minnie Miller of Seville, Ohio. She graduated from Westfield school and attended Kent State University to earn a teaching certificate. She taught elementary school in Brunswick and Medina before becoming a full-time homemaker.  Colleen married Tom Wolfe in 1960 and they enjoyed 50+ years together before he passed away. She had been a member of Zion Lutheran Church since her marriage and has served in countless ways, including many years of teaching arts and crafts to the students at Vacation Bible School each summer, singing in the church choir and leading the sewing circle making quilts for local and international recipients. Colleen volunteered faithfully at the Medina library. She was an excellent seamstress, knitter and baker and everyone she knew enjoyed handmade gifts items throughout her life. She delighted in making a wide array of Christmas goodies each year and gave boxes of them for gifts.  Colleen adored her family and was cherished by them. She is survived by daughters Lynne (Jeff) Fogel of Blacklick, OH and Kimberly (Marty) Gaska of Yorkville, IL; granddaughters Erica Fogel, Natalie Fogel and Megan Gaska. She is also survived by sisters Betty Perry of Seville, OH, Martha (John) Francis of Rittman, Ruth (Richard) Vincent of Franklin, NC, Dorie (Andy) Miller of St. Paul, MN, Cathy (Dean) Frombaugh of Wellington, OH, brother Bob (Annie) Miller of Guyton, GA and 24 nieces and nephews.

A private graveside service will be held for immediate family at Zion Lutheran Cemetery, Valley City

For the health and safety of family and friends a celebration of life service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to Zion Lutheran Church, 2233 Abbeyville Road Valley City, OH  44280.

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