CANBY — Cleophas “Cleo” Wolf, 95, died at home the evening of June 7, at the age of 95, in the care of his family. His final weeks were spent surrounded by his children, grandchildren, and other loved ones. There was a funeral Mass at St. Patrick Church in Canby.

Mr. Wolf was born Dec. 18, 1924, to Melchior Wolf and Mary Strouckel Wolf in Hillsview, South Dakota, the son of German immigrants. They moved to Missouri in the 1930s and then Oregon in the 1940s. He served in Okinawa and Japan during World War II. He returned to Oregon after the war and worked for a short time as a ship fitter. Most of his career was as a car inspector for the Southern Pacific Railroad, including at Brooklyn Yards in Southeast Portland, until his retirement in 1987.

Mr. Wolf and his late wife, Marjorie Jean Sinclair, were married at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Southeast Portland Jan. 1, 1953. During their 59 years together they raised six children, managed a working farm, were very active members of St Patrick Parish, traveled all over the world by car, RV, plane, and ship, and remained very much in love.

Mr. Wolf maintained his beloved farm in Canby, giving all his family a wonderful place to visit and explore.

He was preceded in death by his wife, grandson Stephen, and siblings Alvina, Valentine, Johanna, Genevieve, Marian, Melchior, Joseph, Magdalen, Ralph, Tillie, Eugene, and Clara.

He is survived by his brother Ben; his six children, Lew, Lisa, Susan Gallagher, Marcus, Jonathon, and Marjorie Joyce Branum; 14 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Memorial gifts may be presented to St. Patrick Catholic Church, PO Box 730, Canby, Oregon.

Committal was at St. Patrick Cemetery.