John Wolfley


John G. Wolfley, 73, of Ottumwa, died at 12:56 p.m. February 17, 2022 at home.

He was born December 12, 1948 in Rockford, IL to C. Gordon and Mary Margaret Mulnix Wolfley. John married Renee Johnson on June 26, 1976.

A 1964 graduate of Guilford High School in Rockford, IL, he served with the US Marine Corps. John had worked in the restaurant business most of his life. He became general manager of the Sirloin Stockade in Ottumwa in 1992 and retired in 2016.

He was a member of B.P.O.Elks Lodge #347. John was an avid Bears and Cubs fan, he enjoyed golfing, woodworking, music, sports and especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Surviving is his wife, Renee; their children, Sarah Wolfley of Ottumwa, Heather (Adam) Bauer of Fremont and Gordon Wolfley of Ottumwa; 5 grandchildren, Shayne Wolfley, Lorna, Katherine, Avalyn and Jack Bauer; siblings, Joan Napolilli of Montrose, CO, Robert (Beth) Wolfley of Shorewood, WI, Anne (Dave) Funderburg of Oconto Falls, WI and Clare (Dave) Bergstrom of Sun City, AZ.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother-in-law, John Napolilli.

His body has been cremated and no services are planned.

Reece Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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