Dr. Charles L Wolff


Dr. Charles L. Wolff, 95, of Franklin, passed away Saturday, September 9, 2017 at the Franklin United Methodist Community.

He was born on May 14, 1922 in Franklin to Dr. James L. Wolff and Alma (Fleener) Wolff.

He married Edna Jean “Jeannie” (Zimmerman) Wolff on March 25, 1951 in Danville; she preceded him in death on April 8, 2017.

He was a graduate of Alva Neal High School in Franklin, attended Franklin College and graduated from the Illinois School of Optometry.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran of World War II having served in the European theater in Normandy, northern France and central Europe.

He joined his father’s optometry practice, Dr. James L. Wolff in Franklin and practiced for 37 years, retiring in 1987. He was a member of Victory Christian Church in Franklin where he had served in the past as an elder and also at the East Englewood Church of Christ in Englewood, Florida, the American Optometric Association, Indiana Optometric Association, American Legions Post 205 in Franklin and was a former member of the Franklin Rotary Club.

He enjoyed swimming, oil painting, living and spending time with his late wife in Rotonda, Florida for 17 years.

His love for the Lord and his family was evident by his kind, humble and generous spirit.

Survivors include his daughter, LouAnne Wheeler (Gary) of Franklin; three grandchildren, Abbie Kay Herschell of Indianapolis, Katie Anne Herschell of Nashville, Tennessee and Elliot Lincoln Wolff of Hampton, Tennessee; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; a son, William Leslie “Les” Wolff on December 25, 2001; a grandson, Bryan Philip Wolff on November 27, 2005; two brothers, Dr. John Wolff, Dr. Mark Wolff, and sister Dr. Marie Wolff-Craig.

Pastor Rick Davis will conduct a service Friday, September 15, 2017 at 1:30 p.m. at Swartz Family Community Mortuary and Memorial Center, 300 S. U.S. 31 (Morton Street) in Franklin where friends may call Friday from 11 a.m. until the service time at the mortuary. Burial with full military honors will follow at Greenlawn Cemetery in Franklin.

Memorial contributions may be made to Victory Christian Church, 1720 N. Graham Road, Franklin, IN 46131; or the Franklin United Methodist Community, 1070 W. Jefferson St., Franklin, IN 46131.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.swartzmortuary.com.

Information: 317-738-0202.