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Michael D. Wolfcale

September 16, 1953 — June 5, 2023

Michael D. Wolfcale passed away on June 5th, 2023 at Lima Memorial in Lima, Ohio. He was born on September 16th, 1953, in Lima, Ohio to Wilbur Arnold Wolfcale and Delta Collins Wolfcale.

Michael spent his life as a building contractor and was the owner of M. D. Wolfcale Construction. Moreover, he was an active member of the Middle Point Village council from 1983 - 2008; served as mayor of Middle Point from 2009 to 2013; Village Administrator from 2014 to 2019; and Village ORC and Project Manager from 2020 until his passing. His motto was "Make Middle Point Better," and his efforts towards that end have left lasting change in his community.

Michael loved nothing more than spending time with his family, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He will always be remembered for his ornery personality that brought smiles and laughter to everyone he met. Michael never knew a stranger; those who came into his presence instantly felt at home.

In addition to his professional career and family pursuits, Michael had numerous hobbies such as solving Sudoku puzzles, gardening, following NASCAR races, being an avid Chicago Bears fan, and enjoying family get-togethers.

Above anything else, Michael was most proud of his children's achievements in their respective lives- a testament to the love he poured into each of them. His dedication to being a present figure in their lives continues beyond the grave.

The memories of Michael's life will forever be cherished by his loved ones. He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Holbrook Wolfcale of Middle Point; sons, Dennis (Brenda) Mengerink of Middle Point; Jack (Cindy) Wolfcale of Elida; daughters, Michelle (Mike) Hill of Middle Point; Annette Day of Antwerp; sister, Dr. Linda (Bob Lupo) Heath of Hawaii; 16 grandchildren, and 9 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Wilbur Arnold Wolfcale, his mother, Delta Collins Wolfcale, and his sister, Helen Miller.


His services include visitation on Thursday, June 8th from 12 to 3 pm and 5 to 8 pm at the Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S. Washington Street, Van Wert and again on Friday, June 9th from 9 am to 12 pm at the Trinity Friends Church in Van Wert, after which a funeral service will commence at noon.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Michael`s memory may be sent to the family to be forwarded to various charities.

To share in Michael‘s online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory.  

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, June 8, 2023

12:00 - 3:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Visitation

Thursday, June 8, 2023

5:00 - 8:00 pm (Eastern time)

Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory

722 S Washington St, Van Wert, OH 45891

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Visitation

Friday, June 9, 2023

9:00am - 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Friday, June 9, 2023

Starts at 12:00 pm (Eastern time)

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