Kenneth Gene Wolf, 81, Ellis, died Friday, Feb. 21, 2020 at Hays Medical Center.


He was born Nov. 29, 1938 in Ellis, to William and Catherine (Sauer) Wolf. He graduated from Ellis High School in 1956. He married Kathleen (Windholz) on Feb. 8, 1964 in Ellis.


He worked in the furniture business for most of his working career. He owned Wolf Furniture Galleries in Hays.


He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church and was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in Korea. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, but especially his family and grandchildren and the times they spent together. He also enjoyed playing blackjack and was anxiously awaiting the arrival of his great-granddaughter.


He is survived by his wife, Kathy, Ellis; a son, Preston Wolf and wife, Julianne, Hays; a daughter, Sue Ann Tebo and husband, Brad, Ellis; two brothers, Steve Wolf, Great Bend, and Dennis Wolf, Salina; three grandchildren, Paris Wolf, Skyler Tebo and Tori Tebo; a great-grandson, Ryker Tebo; and his companion, Reno.


He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Clark, Bill, Lawrence, Jack and Jim; and a sister, Margaret Moore.


Services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. Mary Catholic Church, Ellis; burial with military honors courtesy of the Hays VFW Honor Guard will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Kansas Veterans' Cemetery, WaKeeney.


Visitation will be Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. and Wednesday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service, both at the church.


A combined parish vigil and rosary service will be at 7 p.m. at the church.


Memorials are suggested to St. Mary Catholic Church.


Keithley Funeral Chapel 400 E. 17th Ellis, KS 67637, is in charge of arrangements.


Condolences may be left by guest book at www.keithleyfuneralchapels.com or by email at keithleyfuneralhomes@gmail.com.