Peter Frederick Wulfing ’39

Peter Frederick Wulfing ’39 died on January 22, 2003, in Silvis, Illinois.

Born on January 8, 1918, in St. Louis, MO, he prepared for college at the St. Louis Country Day School and became a member of Chi Psi Fraternity at Bowdoin. Following his graduation in 1939, he attended the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration for a year and then was an accountant in St. Louis with Airpath Instrument Company before serving as a private in World War II in 1945-46. He joined the St. Louis Gear Company as vice president in 1945 and became its president in 1948. The company moved from St. Louis to Keokuk, IA, in 1962. In 1971, he married Molly Matlock, who survived him, along with two sons, Peter F. Wulfing, Jr. and Paul Wulfing; a daughter, Hildegarde Roberts; a half-brother, Thomas Tavenner; a stepdaughter, Shirley McGinnis; and a number of grandchildren and step- grandchildren, as well as three step-great- grandchildren.