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Obituary - Fay Marie (Heimbigner) Wolfe

Fay Marie (Heimbigner) Wolfe of Chester, 81, passed away peacefully Monday, Oct. 16, 2017. 

Fay was born July 25, 1936, in Chester. She was raised in Chester and graduated from Chester High School. Dec. 11, 1953, Fay married her high school sweetheart, Dean R. Wolfe, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Chester when she was 17 years old. Fay worked as a telephone operator until they acquired some neighboring farmland, including the old Gunder Strand place.

In the late 1970s, the Wolfes and several friends purchased Laas Bar in Chester. They helped operate the lounge, restaurant and dancehall for 10 years before selling it.

In the early 1980s, a group of Hi-Line investors including Dean and Fay were instrumental in the development of the Meadow Lake Golf Course in Columbia Falls. After a few years, the Wolfes sold their interests in the project.

Dean and Fay moved into Chester in 1982. They retired from farming in 1998 and continued to make Chester their home.

Fay enjoyed crocheting, canning and cooking. They had transformed a bus into a camper and she spent many days camping at the lake.

Survivors include daughters, Deanna (Don) Hull and Tracie (Rob) Romanchuk, both of Chester, and Jan (Dave) Winegar of Helena; grandchildren Daved (Alisha) Hull, Deena (Michael) Nelson, Dolan (Paula) Hull, Korey Romanchuk, Christine (Matt) Gregoire, and Matthew Wolfe; great-grandchildren, Molly, Nate, Levi, Jenell and Josie Nelson, Tyson, Tatum, Timber and Teagan Hull, and Jennifer Gregoire; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Dean; parents; sister, Audrey Stewart; son, Rod Wolfe; and grandson Bradley Lancaster.

Memorials can be made to Hi-Line WABC and Hi-Line Health Foundation.

Condolences can be made to Fay's memorial page at


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