William L. Wolf

WOLF-William L., age 80, of Omaha. Preceded in death by wife, Wilma (Billie); brothers, Fred, Roger, Jim and Tom (Mot); brother-in-law, Al Phillips; sister-in-law, Marlene; nephew, Albert; niece, Chris; goddaughter, Nancy. Survived by brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert (Bert), Tammy, John (Yonce) and Bonnie, Richard and Jean, George (Arch), Joseph and Mary Rae; sisters and brother-in-law, Clara Marie Phillips, Mary Lu and Tom Cullen; many nephews and nieces. As a youth Will teamed with his brother Bert to become the top-selling newspaper boys for the Omaha World Herald with their downtown routes. Following in his father’s footsteps, Will journeyman apprenticed in the stereotype department at the Omaha World Herald before moving to California where he lived for forty-four years. Before retiring as a machinist from the McDonnell Douglas/Boeing Corporation, Will raised horses and volunteered as a county animal safety officer. He returned to Omaha in 2000. He served his country in the United States Army’s 82nd Airborne Artillery Division as a paratrooper in World War II. His unit was bestowed both the Order of Wilhelm and Croix De Guerre in recognition for its efforts in Holland and France. Like so many WWII veterans Will downplayed his role in the Italy Campaign, Battle of the Bulge, D-Day and his assignment at Dachau Concentration Camp. However, his nieces and nephews are very proud of his bravery and respectfully acknowledge the contributions of all who served, along with those who continue to serve our country.

The Wolf family will receive friends Wed 6-7:00 at mortuary followed by Rosary service at 7:00. Memorial Mass Thursday, 11:00 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church followed by military honors by VFW Post 2503. Inurnment at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to the Nebraska Humane Society or UNMC Eppley Cancer Center for breast cancer research at Will’s request. HEAFEY-HEAFEY-HOFFMANN-DWORAK-CUTLER WEST CENTER CHAPEL 78th & West Center 391-3900

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