Ronald Dean Wolf

Friday, March 15, 2024

Ronald Dean Wolf, 76, Deerfield, MO passed from this life on Tuesday, March 12, 2024 at his home in Deerfield. Ron was born June 14, 1947 in Ft. Scott, KS, on Flag Day, to Harold M. and Lelia V. (Howard) Wolf of rural Deerfield, MO.   They resided on the family farm on the Kansas Missouri state line for almost a century.


   Ron attended Pleasant Valley School (Frog Holler) until sixth grade. He was then bused to Deerfield to complete seventh and eighth grade. Freshman year he started at Fort Scott Junior High School graduating with the class of 1965. He played football with an undefeated team through those years. He continued playing football as he attended Fort Scott Community College for one year then transferred to Pittsburgh State University where he also played for a year. Ron completed his college degree in science and industrial engineering.


   In the summers he worked in construction driving a dump truck or water truck helping build 71(49) and 43 highways. In 1971 Ron started working on the Frisco/Burlington Northern Railroad working his way from brakemen to engineer. Retiring from the railroad in 1994 to be home with the family. He continued to care for the family farm. Ron loved playing baseball. He played on many teams in his ball career. The last team that he played on was the Fort Scott Elks fastpitch softball.


   On March 18, 1989 he married Glenda Winter of Richards Missouri in Ft. Scott, KS and she survives of the home. They have two daughters, Amanda Ast and her husband Kerry of Deerfield Mo, Natalie Kitsmiller and her husband J.T. also of Deerfield Mo. Four grandchild Keeton Ast, Annabelle Ast, Lucas Kitsmiller, Colt Kitsmiller.


  Ron was preceded in Death by his parents, an infant brother Michael, father in-law Joe Winter, and brother in-law Jack Winter.


     Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, March 18, 2024 at Ferry Funeral Home in Nevada with Pastor Roger Beach officiating. Interment will follow in Evergreen Cemetery in Ft. Scott, KS.  The family will receive friends from 3-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 17, at the funeral home.


     Those who wish may contribute to a Scholarship Fund for his Grandchildren c/o Ferry Funeral Home. 


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