Edward X. Wolk of Ste. Genevieve died on Friday, January 10, 2020, at Parkwood Meadows in Ste. Genevieve. He was 96 years old.
He was born September 7, 1923, in Weingarten, a son of Frank X. Wolk and Emma E. (Iseman) Wolk.
He was married to Norvella M. (Giesler) Wolk on February 1, 1947, in Ozora, and she preceded him in death.
He is survived by five sons, Kenneth Wolk and his wife Suzy of New Offenburg, Robert Wolk and his wife Linda of Ste. Genevieve, Dennis Wolk and his wife Cheryl of Ozora, Michael Wolk and his wife Sharon of Weingarten, Jeffrey Wolk and his wife Sheila of Weingarten; four daughters, Jerilinn Ralston and her husband Rick of Ste. Genevieve, Mary Agnew and her husband Al of Weingarten, Cindy O’Neill of St. Louis, Tina Hefner and her husband Ray of Festus; 30 grandchildren; 56 great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
In addition to his parents and his wife, he was preceded in death by one brother, August Wolk; a sister, Anna Franz; his twin sister, Virginia Lange; one grandson, Tyler Wolk; and one son-in-law, Jim O’Neill.
He was a member of the American Legion Post 150 and VFW Post 2210. He was a World War II veteran who served in Patton’s Third Army Second Infantry Division. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge to the end of the war. He was a lifelong member of Our Lady Help of Christians Catholic Church. He spent many hours volunteering his time caring for the church grounds and was instrumental in establishing the antique machinery show at the Weingarten Picnic, where many people remember him as “the voice” of the Weingarten Picnic. He was also the original restorer of John Deere tractors in Ste. Genevieve.
Funeral services were Monday, January 13, at Our Lady Help of Christians in Weingarten. Rev. Francis Koeninger officiated. Burial was at Our Lady Help of Christians in Weingarten. Graveside full military honors provided VFW Post 2210. Basler Funeal Home of Ste. Genevieve handled the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Tyler Wolk Memorial Scholarship Fund or to Masses.