Fay Marie (Heimbigner) Wolfe, 81, of Chester, passed away peacefully on Monday, October 16, 2017.
Visitation will be Thursday, October 19, from 4 to 7pm at Rockman Funeral Chapel. Funeral services will be Friday, October 20, at 11:00 AM at Our Savior Lutheran Church. Burial will be in Erickson Cemetery followed by a reception at the church.
Fay was born on July 25, 1936 in Chester. She was raised in Chester and graduated from Chester High School. On December 11, 1953, Fay married her high school sweetheart, Dean R. Wolfe, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Chester when she was 16 years old. Fay worked as a telephone operator until they acquired some neighboring farmland, including the old Gunder Strand place.
In the late 1970’s, the Wolfes and several friends purchased Laas Bar in Chester. They helped operate the lounge, restaurant, and dancehall for 10 years before selling it.
In the early 1980’s, a group of Hi-Line investors, including Dean and Fay, were instrumental in the development of the Meadow Lake Golf Course in Columbia Falls. After a few years, the Wolfes sold their interests in the project.
Dean and Fay moved into Chester in 1982. They retired from farming in 1998 and continued to make Chester their home.
Fay enjoyed crocheting. They had transformed a bus into a camper and she spent many days and summers camping at the lake.
Survivors include daughters, Deanna (Don) Hull and Tracie (Rob) Romanchuk both of Chester and Jan (Dave) Winegar of Helena; grandchildren, Daved (Alisha) Hull, Deena (Michael) Nelson, Dolan (Paula) Hull, Korey Romanchuk, Christine (Matt) Gregoire, and Matthew Wolfe; great grandchildren, Molly, Nate, Levi, Jenell, & Josie Nelson, Tyson, Tatum, Timber, & Teagan Hull, and Jennifer Gregoire; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Dean; parents; sister, Audrey Stewart; son, Rod Wolfe; and grandson, Bradley Lancaster.
Memorials can be made to Hi-Line WABC and Hi-Line Health Foundation.