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Esta Lee Wolf
Apr 10, 2017, 09:42

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Esta Lee Norman Wolf, daughter of Clifford and Eugenia Norman passed away peacefully from complications of heart disease April 2, 2017, at The Village in Indianola, Iowa, at the age of 92.

Esta Lee was born Feb. 13, 1925, in Leon, Iowa. She graduated from Corydon High School in 1942. She graduated from Iowa State University in 1946. She then took a job at a Polish settlement house in Chicago, Ill., teaching young children. She married Robert Wolf on Oct. 25, 1947. This union was blessed with a daughter, Julia and a son, John.

Esta Lee joined Bob in business at the Wolf Funeral Home in Corydon where they were in business together for 35 years. They also owned and operated Wolf Furniture Company and the Ben Franklin Store in Corydon. They retired and sold the funeral home business in 1986.

She played the organ at the Corydon First Christian Church for many years. She was a member of the Corydon P.E.O., O.N.O. club, and afternoon and evening bridge clubs. Esta Lee enjoyed playing golf and tennis in her younger years.

Esta Lee is survived by her son, John and wife Terie of Indianola and their daughter Madison; grandchildren, Jeff Johnson and wife Sarah of Denton, Texas and Jennifer Johnson of Springfield, Mo., and four great-grandchildren, Meryl, Maggie, Savannah and Kennedy and cousin Gary Oliver of Phoenix, Ariz.

Her husband, Bob, daughter, Julia and her parents, preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held April 6 at the Thomas Funeral Home in Corydon.

Interment followed at the Corydon Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to the LeCompte Memorial Library.

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Thomas Funeral Home of Corydon was in charge of arrangements.