Peggy Lou (Drefts) Wolf Coontz of Corning, IA was born September 18, 1934 in Douglas Co., Omaha, NE to Charles Otto and Caretha Marie (Rumery) Drefs. Peggy died January 30, 2015 at the Corning Nursing and Rehab Center at the age of 80 years, 4 months, and 12 days. She graduated from South High in Omaha, NE with the Class of 1952. Peggy worked at a restaurant cooking and waiting tables where she met Donald E. Wolf. They were united in marriage August 30, 1952 at the little church around the corner from her home. Five children were born to bless this union: Elizabeth, Irene, Donald, Kathleen and Ivan. Don and Peggy rented a farm on 96th and Q in Omaha. In 1961 they bought a farm in Adams Co.-Douglas Township.
Peggy was a devoted member of Strand Evangelical Church and was a faithful helper with their varied activities including the Ladies Aid. She and Donald enjoyed square dancing in the Carbon Hall, Corning Wagon Wheel (Boots N Bows) and the (Hancock Botna Benders) in Hancock where she filled the role of male or female dance partner. Peggy also enjoyed crocheting doilies, making quilts which she quilted herself then gave them away as gifts.
After the loss of Donald (January 17, 1999) Peggy moved to town and later met Louis Wilber (Bill) Coontz while on a bus tour. Louis and Peggy were united in marriage April 22, 2000. Lou and Peggy enjoyed planting flowers and taking care of their own lawn. Peggy has been a resident at Corning Nursing and Rehab since 2008.
Left to cherish Peggy’s memory is her husband Louis of Corning, IA; children from her first marriage: Elizabeth Herrick of Adel., IA; Donald (Joan) Wolf of Yankton, SD, Kathleen (Johnny) Bozwell of Corning, IA; Ivan (Judith) Wolf of Corning, IA; sisters: Helen Rychetsky of Cottonwood, CA; and Evelyn Hotler of Omaha, NE; brother Charles (Taki) Drefs of Port Huenema, CA; grandchildren: Nick (Sara) Herrick; Mackenzie (Jeff) Olthoff; Sabrina (Ben) Davis; Gene ( Abby) Wolf; Jason (Michelle) Wilson; Joshua (Amanda) Wilson; Martha Bozwell; Jessica (Kyle) Wilson/Chafa; Joseph (Kara) Wilson, Robyn (Tim) Weinreich; Eric (Denise) Wolf; Adam (Jessica) Wolf; Todd Wolf; Sara (Jason) Hefflefinger; twenty seven great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; brothers-in law; sister-in-law; other relatives and friends.
Peggy was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Donald E. Wolf; daughter, Irene Janis Wolf (14 months old); brother: Terrence L. Drefs; sister: Sharon K. Meyers; and grandson: Chad E. Herrick.