Christopher R. Wolfe

1960 - 2021




March 2, 1960 – March 18, 2021



BRISTOL- Christopher R. Wolfe, 61, of Bristol, Indiana died at home Thursday, March 18, 2021.  He was born March 2, 1960 in Elkhart, Indiana to Paul L. and Jewell (Reader) Wolfe.

    He graduated from Westview High School, the University of Evansville (where he served as the captain of the tennis team), and earned an MBA from IUSB in South Bend, IN.

     He was married to Karen Jones who preceded him in death on July 21, 2019.

     For many years, Chris was a respected area banker.  He joined St. Joe Valley Bank in 1981 as part of its Management Trainee program.  During his years there he served in various leadership roles and provided guidance though multiple bank mergers.  In 2005, he joined Goshen Community Bank and served as its Chief Credit Officer until his retirement.

     Chris previously served as an Oaklawn Foundation Board member as well as a member of the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce Business Recognition Council for many years.  He was also a dedicated member of the Noon Optimist Club.

     Chris was an avid fisherman and could be found on the water all around Michiana.  He was passionately involved with the local 4H fishing program as  well as playing in the local Beatles-tribute band “Bad Apple.” 

      He is survived by 3 siblings, Cathy (Mike) Miller of Dripping Springs, TX, Nancy (Jim) Baldwin of Scottsdale, AZ, Stephen (Cindy) Wolfe of Eden Prairie, MN and numerous nieces and nephews. 

     Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home is entrusted with his care.

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March 29, 2021 1:24 PM

A Grove of 3 Memorial Trees was planted in memory of Christopher R. Wolfe

Lori Weaver

April 5, 2021 11:26 AM

I will always admire and love Chris for the loving care he gave his wife and our friend, Karen, while she battled and progressed with ALS. It was amazing to see the lengths he went to help her physically and keep her independence and dignity. Chris had his own, very real struggles, but was always thinking of others with a giving heart. I will never forget, when Mike's brother died he insisted that we use his Cadillac for the week while family was in town for the funeral. The last time I spent with Chris, he told me he was ready to talk to Mike about accepting Jesus into his heart. I guess, even though, the devil continued to attack...he is in eternity with a healthy body❤

Debbie Schmidt

April 1, 2021 3:16 PM

I Worked with Chris @ Goshen Community Bank / Indiana Community bank / Talmer Bank -So Sorry for your loss 

Maria Robinson

March 30, 2021 11:22 AM

Phil and Jackie Holdread

March 25, 2021 7:21 PM

To a longtime fishing will be remembered in the hearts of many friends.
Phil and Jackie Holdread

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