Ret. CSM Glenn D. Wolfe

Ret. CSM Glenn D. Wolfe


Ret. CSM Glenn D. Wolfe, 83, of Hoover passed away Oct. 23, 2011. US Army, retired Command Sergeant Major. Military service began in 1948 with the Indiana National Guard. After transferring to active duty, Glenn served in the 38th Infantry Division in Indianapolis wherein his unit was awarded the Eisenhower Trophy three years consecutively. Service continued with military intelligence and transportation units in St. Petersburg and West Palm Beach, before his final duty with the 81st ARCOM in Atlanta where he received the Army Commendation Medal and the Meritorious Service Medal.

Retirement for Glenn was not an opportunity to grow old, as he proceeded to build two new homes and remodel several others in the next 20 years. Glenn was an active volunteer with his church and was often on top of a roof while the younger men handed him up materials. Glenn’s hobbies included restoring Edison phonographs, player pianos and pump organs. Glenn is a true patriot and loved his country. When asked if he would have done anything differently, he answered, “I would have joined the Army sooner.”

He is survived by Mary Agnes, wife of 59 years; daughter Jacqui Sweet (Doug); son Michael Wolfe (Janet); daughter Derek C.S. Burr (Dave, deceased); and grandchildren, Carrie Sweet (Sam George), Douglas Sweet (Corinne) and Josh Wolfe.

The family held visitation at Southern Heritage on Oct. 25 from 5-7 p.m. Memorial services were held on Oct. 26 at 9:45 a.m. at Christ Church United Methodist, Hoover. Interment followed at 12:30 p.m. at the Alabama National Cemetery, Montevallo. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to St. Vincent’s Foundation, 2800 University

Blvd. Su.304, Birmingham, AL 35233 in memory of Glenn Wolfe.