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  • Obituary: Melvin Eugene Wolf

  • Melvin Eugene Wolf, 91, retired Wal-Mart "Popcorn Man" passed away peacefully with family members present on Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Lakepoint of Augusta.
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  • Melvin Eugene Wolf, 91, retired Wal-Mart "Popcorn Man" passed away peacefully with family members present on  Sunday, September 23, 2012, at Lakepoint of Augusta.
    Melvin was born April 5, 1921, to Everett Leroy and Alpha Nan (Keltner) Wolf in Rocky Ford, Colorado. He graduated from Arkansas City High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during World War II. Through his military years, he received a Bronze Star and various medals and awards.
    He married Willa Mae Hendrix on October 17, 1981, in Arkansas City, Kansas.  She preceded him in death on January 9, 1994.
    Melvin was a carpenter, and worked as a machinist for Beechcraft and Boeing. After retirement he became an Augusta Wal-Mart greeter. He sold popcorn at the entrance of the store, therefore known as "The Popcorn Man". Melvin attended First Baptist Church, was a Mason and an an avid golfer, bowler and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
    His survivors include his sons Darrell (Mary) Wolf of Jackson, Missouri, Lee Roy (Tiffany) Wolf of Leon, Kansas, Lyle (Kelli) Wolf of Rose Hill, Kansas and Bill (Kathy) Wolf of Towanda, Kansas; daughter Nancy Shackelford of Tulsa, Oklahoma; brother Claude Wolf of Salina, Kansas; 9 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; spouse; brother Max Wolf and an infant brother.
    Viewing will be held Wednesday, September 26, from 1-6 p.m. and visitation with family greeting friends will follow from 6-8 p.m. Funeral service Thursday, September 27, at 10:30 a.m. all at Dunsford Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Douglass Cemetery.
    A memorial has been established with Lakepoint, 901 Lakepoint Drive, Augusta, 67010 or in care of the funeral home.

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