age 83, of Festus, Missouri, passed away Tuesday, November 19, 2019 at Mercy Hospital Jefferson in Festus. He was born September 4, 1936 in Crystal City, Missouri, the son of the late Helen (nee Fast) and Albert Wolk.
He is survived by his wife Virginia (nee Ogle) Wolk; sons Jay (Carrie) Wolk of Festus, Steve (Lori) Wolk of Festus, and Michael (Lori) Wolk of Festus; grandchildren Stacie (Billy) Carroll, Victoria Wolk, Elizabeth Wolk, Stephen (Emily) Wolk, Melissa Wolk, and Nathan Wolk; and a great-granddaughter Lily Wolk.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by a granddaughter Madeline Michelle Wolk; a brother Lytell A. (the late Ruby) Wolk; and sisters Shirley Wright, Dixie Madonna, Dedamae (the late Benson) Burns, and Juanita (the late W. Carl) Wright.
He was an Army Veteran serving from 1959 to 1962; a retired supervisor from Yellow Freight in St. Louis; the former Fire Chief of the Mapaville Volunteer Fire Department from 1966 to 1985; member of Heart of The Apostles Fellowship in Herculaneum, Missouri; member of American Legion #253; and a 20 year volunteer with the Jefferson Memorial Hospital Auxiliary.
Visitation 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. Friday, November 22, 2019 at Vinyard Funeral Home in Festus. Funeral services 10:00 A.M. Saturday, November 23, 2019 at the funeral home, officiated by Rev. Terry Crank and Rev. Willie Hinch. Interment in Hematite Methodist Cemetery of Festus. Memorials in Walter's memory are preferred to Heart of the Apostles Fellowship.