Bernie Dean Wolfe, 99, of Guthrie Center formerly of Jefferson, passed away Feb. 10 at The New Homestead in Guthrie Center.
Bernie was the daughter of Sid and Dora (Sheeder) Wolfe and was born October 8, 1914 in Bear Grove Township in Guthrie County. She grew up on a farm in rural Guthrie Center and attended the Guthrie Center Schools. After high school, Bernie attended Iowa State University and Drake University, she graduated with her teaching degree. Bernie taught 43 years before retiring in 1978. She taught in rural schools in Guthrie County for 13 years, at Yale Independent for 6 years, and Jefferson Schools for 24 years.
After retirement, Bernie was involved with the Methodist Church and Circle in Jefferson, Genealogy Societies in Guthrie and Greene County, and was a member of the ISEA. She also loved playing cards with friends.
Bernie is survived by her sister-in-law: Mary Wolfe of Guthrie Center; Nephews: Jack Wolfe of Guthrie Center, Ed Wolfe (Sandi) of Exira, Elden Wolfe (Cheryl) of Guthrie Center, Junior Wolfe (Candy) of Guthrie Center, Dave Wolfe (Claudia) of Bayard, Jim Brittian (Claire) of Guthrie Center, Gary Brittian (Yolanda) of Ankeny and Chuck Brittian of Audubon; many great nieces and nephews; great-great nieces and nephews; cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers: John, Bill and Clarence; sisters: Bessie, Bernice Wolfe and Bonnie Olson; nephew Jerry Wolfe; and nieces: Marilyn Wolfe, Kathleen Schwaderer and Jean Ann Schwaderer.
A service of Remembrance was held at 11 a.m. Feb. 13 at the Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson. Words of Comfort were by Rev. Annette Kruse of the United Methodist Church in Guthrie Center. Music selections were The Old Rugged Cross and In The Garden. Graveside service was at 1 p.m. Feb. 13 at the Union Cemetery in Guthrie Center.
Casket bearers were Junior Wolfe, Eldon Wolfe, Jack Wolfe, Brad Wolfe, Ed Wolfe and David Wolfe.
Slininger-Rossow Funeral Home in Jefferson assisted the family with arrangements, 515-386-2171, www.sliningerrossowfuneralhome.com