Hadley Edmund Wolfrum

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Hadley Edmund Wolfrum, 82, of Shawnee, Kansas, died Nov. 21, 2012, at Trinity Nursing Center. He was born February 23, 1930 in rural Concordia, MO to Joseph Emil and Amelia (Rehkop) Wolfrum. In 1940, the family moved from near Boonville, MO to a farm in the Syracuse and Florence area where he graduated from Syracuse H.S. in 1948. Hadley was baptized in the United Church of Christ of Billingsville and confirmed at St. John's UCC, Florence, MO. He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and after basic training at Lackland AFB in TX he was trained as a dental technician at Great Lakes Naval Training Center, Michigan. He was then stationed at Forbes AFB, Topeka, KS, where he also began college. In 1960 he received a degree in Mechanical Engineering from University of Kansas, and was employed by the US Army Corps of Engineers, Kansas City, for 30 years. He was married on June 5, 1955, to Wanda Mae Hamilton of Topeka, KS, who survives at Trinity Nursing Center. He is survived by one son, "Chris" Wolfrum of the home, and one daughter, Alice (Barry) Steger, parents of Alina, Arianna, and Jacob, Borger, TX. One sister, Ruth Schmidt, survives in Tipton, MO, and his niece Charlene (Michael) Nash, parents of Steven and David Nash, Bloomfield, IA. He was predeceased by one brother, Marvin Emil Wolfrum, Nov. 18, 1948 who died of Hodgkin's disease at age 13. Surviving in Topeka, KS, is a brother-in-law, Duane (Inez) Hamilton and Duane's nephew, David (Barbara) Rake. He was a member of Shawnee United Methodist Church where he served as treasurer of his Sunday School class. In addition to serving the church and caring for family, he spent time researching genealogy. Funeral services were held on November 26 in Shawnee, KS, and at Roll Funeral Home with Rev. Howard Ellis officiating. Music was by the Rohrbach Quartet. Burial was in Rohrbach Cemetery.

Published November 28, 2012