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James R. "Jim" Wolff

August 31, 1946 ~ January 16, 2021 (age 74)

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James R. "Jim" Wolff, age 74 of Ney, Ohio, passed away on Saturday evening, January 16, 2021 at ProMedica Defiance Regional Hospital.   
He was born on August 31, 1946 to the late Earl and Florence (Moore) Wolff in Defiance, Ohio. Jim was a 1964 graduate of Defiance High School. He proudly served our country in the U.S. Navy from 1964 to 1968. On October 2, 1971 he married Wanetta (Egler) Wolff, who survives. Jim was a member of Zion's Lutheran Church, and AmVets #1991. He worked for over 25 years at General Motors in Defiance until his retirement in 1993. He enjoyed fishing and playing cards. 
Jim will be sadly missed by his loving wife of 49 years, Wanetta Wolff of Ney, OH, and his children; Lisa (Tony) Durda of Summerville, SC, Lori Wolff of Mt. Pleasant, SC, Allen (Nicole) Wolff of Lima, OH, and Cheryl Wolff of Defiance. He also leaves behind nine grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and his brother, Bill Wolff of Ft. Wayne, IN.. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, and his son, Jason Wolff.
Visitation will be held from 3:00 to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 20, 2021 at Schaffer Funeral Home in Defiance. Due to the recent pandemic, masks and social distancing are required to enter the funeral home. Funeral services will be private. 
Memorials are suggested to AmVets, or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at

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January 20, 2021

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

Funeral Service
January 21, 2021

11:00 AM
Schaffer Funeral Home
529 Jefferson Ave
Defiance, Ohio 43512

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