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Services Saturday for Samuel Weston Wolford

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Samuel Weston Wolford was born to Warren Weston Wolford and Grace Atwood in Otis, Indiana.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his loving brothers, Alan, Clyde, Jim, Warren Jr., and Paul, and infant sisters Donna and Grace, his wife Carol Myers Wolford, and his daughter Laura Wolford, and was joined in death by his son, Scott Wolford.

He is survived by June Wolford, daughter Sally Wolford (Doug Bonthron), blessed with grandchildren Ian Bonthron, Jean Conover (David Conover), Leslie Bonthron, and Michael Bonthron. His full family includes stepdaughters Joan Hilner, Lori Sloan (Steve), Deb Carpenter, Sarah MacLachlan (Colin), and stepson Andrew Handley (Helen).

He was loved dearly by his step-grandchildren Jason (Lindsey) Hilner, Denise Carpenter (Danny Kurpish), Emily Carpenter (Mitchell Smith), and Colin III, Benjamin, and Haley MacLachlan.

His family also included five step-great grandchildren. Don and Doris Layton became like family to him with their love and extra-special friendship.

Sam proudly served in the United States Armed Forces on the ground during the Korean War.

Sam was a cement finisher by trade and a concrete artist by dreams. When God told the world to work six days and rest on the Sabbath, Sam must have been hauling a wheelbarrow full of wet cement on a job site or roughing in some wet slabs: Sam was never happier than when he was finishing a job well done or planning one to be better than the previous one.

Having lived all of his 84 years within 15 miles from his birthplace, Sam knew everybody! A trip to the hardware store would take Sam an hour. Ten minutes to make his purchase and fifty minutes catching up with his good friends.

Sam loved the outdoors and living by the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Dunes State Park. They were his sanctuaries. He’d walk every day and be amazed by a herd of deer or a flock of Sandhill Cranes, even if he had seen the same creatures yesterday.

Sam, more than anything, loved his family. He’d brag about family members’ accomplishments big and small and will be a enthusiastic addition to the Heavenly Rolls. We rejoice for Sam that in life and in death he belongs to Jesus Christ.

Services will be at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S 2nd St., Chesterton, IN, on Saturday, April 7, 2018, with visitation from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., and the funeral to follow. Burial will be held privately with the immediate family.

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Posted 4/5/18




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