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John Raymond Wolff


John  Raymond Wolff, 78, of Rural Litchfield, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2023 at his residence.

He was born March 3, 1945, in Litchfield, to Norman Wolff and Darlene O. Modlin Wolff.

He married Ruth  (Grosenheider) Wolff on March 19, 1966 in Litchfield.

He was a 1963 graduate of Gillespie High School.

He was a lifelong farmer.  He started his career in high school as he was honored with the State Farmer in 1964 and the American Farmer Degree at the National Convention in Kansas City, MO.  In 1973, he opened Carlinville Ford Tractor with later merged with Konneker Brown and finally retired from Sievers Equipment.

He was an avid bowler, deer hunter and enjoyed riding along in the tractors. In his later years, he started a collection of antique tractors.

He is survived by his spouse, Ruth Wolff of Rural Litchfield; daughter, Amy (Jason Kukla) Poole of Spaulding; grandchildren, Noah Poole, Carson J. Wolff, Bryce Kukla, Madilynn Kukla; sister, Janice (John Sr) Bauer of Rural Bunker Hill; aunt, Wanda Keck of Shipman; uncle, Wesley Wolff of Gillespie; several nieces and nephews.

John was preceded in death by his parents and son, Brad J. Wolff.

Visitation was held on Friday, Sept. 1, 2023 at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie.  Funeral services were held on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2023 at Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie.  Burial was at the Benld Cemetery, Benld.

Memorials are suggested to Gillespie Chapter FFA.

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Kravanya Funeral Home, Gillespie, is in charge of the arrangements.