William "Bill" Francis Wolf, 74, of Riverside, IA, formerly of Keokuk, IA, and Chillicothe, died Friday, November 13, 2020, at his home in Riverside.
He was born February 21, 1946, in Carrollton, MO, the son of George H. and Nigel Parker Wolf. While on a trip in Rome, Italy, with the love of his life, he proposed to Kathleen (Kathy). On November 20, 1970, Bill and Kathy were united in marriage in Chillicothe, IL. She survives.
Bill is also survived by a sister, Beverly A. Ryan of Indianapolis, IN; three nephews George M. Ryan III, William J. Ryan and David W. Winkleblack; five nieces, Terri C. Nissley, Rita R. Trimble, Thais E. Priest, Katherine A. Winkleblack, and Claire E. Winkleblack; and a sister in law, Carole Winkleblack of Riverside, IA.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Bill attended Illinois Valley Central High School in Chillicothe, IL, and graduated in 1964. After high school, Bill joined the Navy. Upon his return from the Navy, he attended Canton Junior College in Canton, IL, graduating with an Associates of Arts Degree.
Bill worked for the Santa Fe Railroad as a conductor for over forty years. He retired in February of 2006. Bill was a member of the Keokuk Yacht Club and the Keokuk American Legion. Bill enjoyed fishing and traveling the world with Kathy.
A graveside service will be held at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
The Vigen Memorial Home in Keokuk is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family at vigenmemorialhome.com
Posted online on February 23, 2021