Benjamin J. Wolfe

Benjamin J. Wolfe, 73, passed away May 25, 2016 at his home in Kansas City, Missouri. A celebration of life will be held from 3:00-5:00 PM on Saturday, May 28, 2016 at Heartland Cremation & Burial Society in Raytown, Missouri.

Mr. Wolfe was born on November 23, 1942 in Kansas City, Missouri. He served in the US Marines from 1960 to 1964. He was an avid golfer, loved to cook and was a loyal Royals and Chiefs fan. He loved Cadillacs and enjoyed taking his grandchildren on trips.

Ben was preceded in death by his parents, William T. and Helen Wolfe; and his brother, David Wolfe.

Survivors include his wife, Lynne; son, JD Wolfe and his wife and son, Lori and Tyler; son, Jeff Wolfe and his wife, Billie; grandchildren, Benjamin and Hope; brother, William C. Wolfe; and many nieces and nephews.

He was deeply loved and will be greatly missed.


  1. Stephanie Schmidt & Family on May 26, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    The coolest uncle ever!! You will be loved and missed by any!! Love you.

  2. James Wolfe on May 26, 2016 at 1:45 pm

    Im going to miss your advice and your sarcasm and watching football games with you. you were a great father and im going to be strong for Mom and Jeff and Benny And Hope ill always love you and ill see you again love you Dad

  3. Lisa on May 26, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    He will never ever be forgotten!!! My favorite uncle ever even if he was my Great Uncle. Uncle Mooch always made us laugh, and always wore his heart on his sleeve so we all would know how much he loved us & his family. He stood right by his brothers (my grandfather) side during his treatment & rehab, you both were very close with each other and I always admired that. Now may you both be our angels for the rest of our family. I love & will never forget you Uncle Mooch

  4. Carrie Brooke on May 26, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    There was nothing like getting a hug from uncle Benny where you didn’t walk away smelling like Calvin Klein Obsession. He was sarcastic, funny, generous, stylish and the greatest uncle ever. You will forever be missed and forever in our hearts. So much love to the whole Wolfe/Bredeman family.

  5. Stashia Morris on May 26, 2016 at 7:44 pm

    Michelle, Bless your poor heart. I am so sorry for your loss. This has been a difficult year for you and your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  6. Cindy on May 26, 2016 at 8:19 pm

    Such a sweetheart and so full of love. Thank you for the special memories. I will miss you. Please say hi to mom and dad and the girls for me. My heart aches for you Aunt Lynne, JD and Jeff. I love you all.

  7. Eric Walker on May 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Benny, words fail me. Your dedication to your family and the way you wore your pride on your sleeve regarding J.D. and Jeff always stood out. Thank you for allowing me to spend so much time at your house as a kid. Seems like I was over there a lot, but you and Lynn always made me feel welcome. Oh, also remember you spicy biscuits and gravy and your gumbo. Say ‘hi’ to Bill when you get to Heaven. Rest in peace, Benny. You’ve earned it.

  8. Kimberly Tholl on May 27, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    One of our last talks ended with him saying something that made himself laugh so hard he had tears in his eyes. He always cracked himself up. I still have no idea what he said, but I’m sure it was witty. This memory is only one out of thousands and shows why he is one of the best. I will greatly miss your love, laughter, wisdom and orneryness.
    Tons of love and prayers to the Wolfe/Bredeman families.

  9. Tyler Brown on May 27, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Thanks you for welcoming me to your family with open arms. You always gave me great advice. I will miss you greatly.

  10. Lori Wolfe on May 28, 2016 at 9:04 am

    Thank you for showing JD what it meant to be a good husband and father. Thank you for introducing us to potato tacos and showing me how to really make biscuits and gravy. Thank you for taking us to Branson and the Missouri State Fair in the hottest months of the summer (your favorite). Thanks for all the sarcastic jokes and sayings…We will use them often!
    I will miss you immensely and you will always have a special place in my heart. You were the BEST father-in law EVER!
    I Love you!!!

  11. Ted Wolf on May 28, 2016 at 9:29 am

    My condolences on the loss of Ben, I know he will be missed.

  12. Lynda Shackelford Fain on May 28, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    I always enjoyed his sense of humor!
    This world was a better place when he was in it.
    My love to Lynne & family,

  13. Fran Baker on August 5, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Lynne and family:

    I just learned about Ben passing today. Can you just see Vincent, your dad John and now Ben sitting around up in heaven arguing, joking and cracking each other up? I’m so sorry for your loss and for not contacting you sooner. Give me a call sometime, Lynne, and we’ll go to lunch.

    Hugs to you and yours,

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