Joseph M. Wolfard age 82, of Greenville, Ohio, passed away at 9:10 AM on Monday, October 1, 2018, at his residence.
Joe was born April 4, 1936, in Richmond, Indiana, to the late Merritt M. & Mildred (Parker) Wolfard. In addition to his parents, Joe was also preceded in death by his 1st wife, Carolyn Sue (Stout) Wolfard; sister, Shirley Deleo; and brothers-in-law, Carl Deleo and Michael Karn.
Joe is survived by his 2nd wife, Linda L. (Arnold) Wolfard whom he married July 20, 1996; daughters & sons-in-law, Debbie & Rich Utley of Warsaw, Indiana and Tammy & Peter Grant of Saint Albans, Missouri; step-children, Melissa Eve of Greenville, Ohio and Michelle & Bernie Malakar of Aiken, South Carolina; grandchildren, Chris Utley, Katie Utley, Cameron Grant, Kristin Grant and Cullen Grant; step-grandchildren, Josh & Jennica Hollinger, Dylane Borgen and Isaiah Malakar; step-great grandchildren, Jack Hollinger and Ethan Hollinger; sister & brother-in-law, Margaret & Alan Monger of Huntsville, Alabama; sisters-in-law & brothers-in-law, Cheryl & Jim Hardeman of The Villages, Florida, Karen Karn of Brookville, Ohio and Lisa & Steve Headley of Greenville, Ohio; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Joe received his Associate Degree in Engineering at Earlham College in Richmond, Indiana. He worked at Dana Corporation in Richmond, Indiana, for 22 years and retired from Visteon Corporation in Connersville, Indiana for 18 years where he was a design engineer. Joe enjoyed being home with his family. He enjoyed woodworking, remodeling his home and refinishing antiques.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, October 5, 2018, at Zechar Bailey Funeral Home in Greenville, Ohio, with Rev. Dr. John Person officiating. Burial will follow in Earlham Cemetery in Richmond, Indiana. The family will receive friends on Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Condolences for the family may be expressed through www.zecharbailey.com