Steven Wolfe, 64, died Jan. 5, 2014, in Homer of Guillain-Barre’s syndrome. Services were held Jan. 9, 2014, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
“The first day of school, fall 2013, should have been a day of celebration for the Wolfe family,” his family said. “That was the day that the prediction Steven Wolfe made 20 years ago came true. He said that he had attended Homer High School, his children now attend Homer High School, and his grandchildren would almost certainly attend Homer High School in the future. However, while his oldest granddaughter started her freshman year at Homer High School, Steve was in the hospital, suffering the painful beginning effects of Guillain-Barre’s syndrome.”
Father, coach, author, genealogist, businessman, Mr. Wolfe wore many hats and had grappled with many challenges: cancer, Olympic wrestling trials, raising eight children and starting football and wrestling programs, including Popeye wrestling club, these are only a few examples.
Born Feb. 24, 1949, in Des Moines, Iowa, to Edward Junior Wolfe and Necia Lee (Hill) Wolfe, he and his family lived in Idaho and California before moving to Homer with his family in 1960 where he lived until 1966. Upon graduating high school in Idaho, he served a mission for the Latter-Day Saints church in Florida and Georgia and then attended Brigham Young University, where he studied physical education and history and played on the football and wrestling teams.
While at university he met and married his wife of over 40 years, Nina Joyce Wagner. Together they moved back to Homer, where he started teaching and coaching, first at Homer Junior High and then at Homer High School. He continued teaching and coaching even after retirement. Among all of his accomplishments, he felt that the greatest was raising his children and having served God through service in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
He is preceded in death by his father, Edward, and brother Jared. He is survived by his wife, Nina, and children, Ivan, Rebekah, Nina Ellen, Rainbow, Tammy, Ross, Rosemary and Tyler; siblings, Daniel, Rebecca and Ramona; loving mother, Necia Lee Wolfe; and 19 grandchildren.