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Doris A. Wolfe
April 11, 1923 ~ June 8, 2023 (age 100) 100 Years Old
Doris Alice Comisky Wolfe, 100 years loved, died shortly before midnight Thursday (June 8, 2023) at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana, surrounded by family. Doris Wolfe was born April 11, 1923, to Alfred and Barbara Mertes Comisky in rural Lostant, Il. She graduated from Lostant Community High School in 1941. She married Richard T. Wolfe on June 10, 1950, in Streator. He preceded her in death.
Doris Wolfe was a member of Annunciation of The BVM Church, Eagle Township, RFD 3 Streator. She was a tireless volunteer for the church and once dressed in Sunday best for a Catholic Post photo that showed her pushing a dust mop. She thrived at chairing church rummage sales, singing in the choir, and supporting the Alter and Rosary Society. She treasured the lifelong friendships that she found in Eagle Township.
Doris spent her life serving others. She was a caregiver for family members, hosted many family gatherings on the farm and later in life, worked at Country Catering, Lostant. She served as a “room mother” for her children’s classroom and supervised their 4-H projects. She maintained huge gardens that supplied most of the vegetables the family ate, froze bushels of peaches, gallons of blueberries, and processed 100 chickens raised on the farm every year. She showered family and friends with jars of jam, banana bread, pot holders, hand-sewn aprons and boxes of thank you notes (a not-so-subtle reminder to the younger generation!)
Doris was an avid walker well into her 90’s. She enjoyed traveling with tour groups to places with grand vistas like Lake Louise, Banff, Niagara Falls, and the Grand Canyon and organizing vacations on Rice Lake in Eagle River, Wisconsin with children and grandchildren. She loved to write and receive letters and maintained a steady correspondence with a number of family members and friends over the years. She was a fierce euchre player, a ruthless Monopoly player and joined grandchildren in games of croquet and softball.
In April 2023, the family gathered to celebrate Doris’ 100th birthday. Her rich and loving life can be viewed in a YouTube video called "God Made A Farmer's Wife” which was created for her 90th birthday. The family wishes to sincerely thank staff at Clark Lindsey Meadowbrook, Urbana for the excellent care they provided for Doris during the last two and a half years of her life
Doris Wolfe is survived by two daughters, Diane Wolfe (John) Marlin, Urbana; Sharon Wolfe, Danvers; three sons, Edward (Anne) Wolfe, Ottawa; Thomas (Julie) Wolfe, Elmhurst; and Michael (Maria) Wolfe, Shorewood; grandchildren, Jessica Broom, Katherine Marlin, John Marlin, Richard Wolfe, Elizabeth Wolfe (Dan) Tallarico, Thomas Wolfe, Benjamin Wolfe, Allison Wolfe, Nicole Wolfe and Noah Wolfe, and great-grandchildren, Logan and Jayce Nelson.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Monday (June 12) at Saints Peter and Paul Church, Tonica, followed by a Mass at 11 am. Solon-Telford Funeral Home, Streator, is in charge of arrangements. A private burial will be held at a later date in Lostlands Cemetery, Streator.
Memorials may be made to Catholic Charities, Diocese of Peoria or an organization of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.solontelford.com