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Clifford Charles Wolfer

April 15, 1913 - October 23, 2010

Viewing will be 4:00 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 27, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Services will be held at the Sweet Home Mennonite Church on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. Memorial contributions can be made in Clifford’s name to Sweet Home Mennonite Church Mission Fund, c/o Sweet Home Funeral Chapel, 1443 Long St., Sweet Home, OR 97386.

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Clifford Charles Wolfer, 97, went home to be with Lord on Sat., October 23, from Sweet Home, Oregon. Clifford was born April 15, 1913 in Hubbard, Oregon to Hugh and Lillie Schrag Wolfer. His mother passed away in 1923. There were five children born to this union: Clifford, Clayton, Helen, Blanche, and Luella. Later, his father married Ina Hostetler and they had four sons: Hughey, Lynn, Roy, and Les. The family moved to the McMinnville/Ballston area in 1929 where Cliff was involved in farming and logging using horses much of the time.

He married Mildred Shenk on October 28, 1934 in Sheridan, Oregon. They lived and worked there until 1938, and then they moved to Sweet Home where he continued in the logging industry as a truck driver and steam donkey operator.

In 1941, he purchased his own log truck and hauled logs for the next 37 years. Twenty plus of those were with Duncan & Moore Logging of Sweet Home. He retired in 1978 and sold his truck. However, he continued to haul logs for local operators as a relief driver for several more years.

He was a member of the Sweet Home Mennonite Church. He sang in the Sweet Home Quartet and the Valley Men’s Chorus for many years.

Cliff and Mildred enjoyed traveling and photographing their trips. They went to the scenic spots of the western U.S., as well as western Canada. They took several trips to Nebraska to see Cliff’s brother and his family. They took annual trips to Chickahominy Reservoir and Delintment Lake for fishing. He liked to hunt, also, going many years to the Ukiah area of northeastern Oregon. His last hunting trip was a four generation elk hunting excursion when he was 95.

He received much enjoyment just working around his home where he lived from 1945 until 1 month prior to his death. He liked to raise flowers and a garden.

He loved to have his family come to see him and he would tell stories from his life. Most of all he loved the Lord and served Him from an early age.

He is survived by: his son, Rod (Sally) of Sweet Home; daughter, Joan (Skip) Allen of Hemet, California; daughter-in-law, Winona Wolfer, of Lebanon, Oregon; seven grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; and one great, great grandchild; and brothers, Lynn Wolfer and Les Wolfer of McMinnville, Oregon and Roy Wolfer of Milford, Nebraska.

He was preceded in death by: his wife, Mildred; his son, Robert; brothers, Hughey and Clayton Wolfer; and sisters; Helen Miller, Blanche Kilmer, and Luella Nice.

Viewing will be 4:00 to 7:00 P.M., Wednesday, October 27, at Sweet Home Funeral Chapel. Services will be held at the Sweet Home Mennonite Church on Thursday, October 28, 2010 at 11:00 A.M. Memorial contributions can be made in Clifford’s name to Sweet Home Mennonite Church Mission Fund, c/o Sweet Home Funeral Chapel, 1443 Long St., Sweet Home, OR 97386.

Arrangements are under the direction of Sweet Home Funeral Chapel.