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William VanKirk

December 16, 2012
The Herald-Star

VanKirk, William F. "Wolfe," 88, of Steubenville, died Saturday, December 15, 2012 at Trinity West ER.

He was born in Steubenville on July 6, 1924 a son of the late Frank and Georgia Moran VanKirk.

He was retired from Wheeling-Pittsburgh Steel where he worked in the B.O.F. Wolfe was a lifetime member of Finley United Methodist Church, where he served on various committees and as an usher for many years, he also was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II, where he fought in the Battle of the Bulge and received the Purple Heart.

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He was an avid golfer and belonged to Spring Hills Golf Course.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a brother, Hank VanKirk; and sisters Blanche Clapham, Anna Keifer, Ruth Roberts and Mary Lou VanKirk.

Wolfe is survived by his wife of 65 years Marcy Jarrett VanKirk; daughters, Diane (Larry) Sesto of Steubenville and Joan (John) Russell of Cadiz, OH; sons, Bruce (Adrienne) VanKirk of DeLand, FL and Mike (Angela) VanKirk of Steubenville; brother, James (Grace) VanKirk of Bloomingdale, OH; grandchildren, Angela Pettengill, Todd Sesto, Nicole Hersha, Ryan VanKirk, Andrea Wadle, Alison VanKirk, Luke Russell, Marci Beighley, Nick and Jordan VanKirk; seven great-grandchildren.

Friends may call at Finley United Methodist Church, 958 Lincoln Ave. Steubenville, OH on Monday, December 17, 2012 from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at 11 a.m. with Rev. Jerry Ernst officiating.

Burial at Union Cemetery.

Offer condolences at www.shorac.com.

 
 

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