Nedra Wolfe, 89

Nedra L. Wolfe, age 89, of Leonidas, passed away, Sunday, November 7, 2010, at the Birch Adult Foster Care Home in Leonidas.

Nedra was born April 9, 1921, in LaGrange, Ind., a daughter to the late Earl and Elta (Mehl) Norris.

Nedra grew up in the Shipshewana, Ind., area, graduating from Shipshewana High School. She later continued her education at Elkhart Business College where she met her future husband Ray.

On March 2, 1941, she married Ray E. Wolfe in Howe, Ind. He preceded her in death on Aug. 11, 2001.

Nedra took care of the bookkeeping for there Grain and Feed Business and Lumber Business. She later worked for many years for Ferrari’s Enterprises in Battle Creek as their Bookkeeper.

Nedra was an active member of the Leonidas Bible Church, a member of the Colon Eastern Star Chapter #9l, along with her husband Ray had organized the Leonidas Do-Best-4H Club, working with 4-H as a leader for over 50 years. She had traveled to Sweden as a youth counselor for Youth for Understanding and had 8 different exchange students stay with them over the years.

She is survived by one daughter, Phyllis (Stanley) Copenhafer of Fulton; two grandsons, Alan (Linda) Copenhafer of Vicksburg and Dean (Connie) Copenhafer of Clinton Township; two great grandsons, Jeffery (Jackie) Copenhafer of Galesburg and Mikel Copenhafer and fiancé Janessa Waddell of Saulte Saint Marie; a brother, Milburn (Lois) Norris of LaGrange; and special friend, Tomoko Hosoe of Hawaii.

Besides her husband, Ray; she was preceded in death by one son, Royce A. Wolfe; grandson, Monte R. Wolfe; and great grandson, Derek R. Hull; one sister; and two brothers.

The family will receive relatives and friends on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010, from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Schipper Funeral Home LTD. in Colon. Funeral services celebrating the life of Nedra L. Wolfe will be Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the Leonidas Bible Church with Pastor Curtis L. Bennett and Mr. David J. Farrell officiating. A committal service and burial will follow at Leonidas Twp. Cemetery.

If desired, memorials may be made in memory of Nedra to either the Leonidas Bible Church or the Gideons. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.

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