Published 12:00 am Friday, January 2, 2009
Alice M. Wolfe, 95
Alice Myrtle Wolfe, 95, of Austin, died on Tuesday afternoon, Dec. 30, 2008 at the Foley Nursing Home in Foley.
She was born on Aug. 9, 1913 to Henry and Anna (Sukow) Rieser in rural Dexter, Minn. While growing up Alice was the organist at Trinity Lutheran Church. After graduating from Austin High School in 1932, she worked at Hormel for several years. She married Alex Wolfe on May 28, 1938 at Trinity Lutheran Church, rural Austin. They had four children, and in 1944 when Alice was expecting their fifth child, Alex passed away. Alice’s faith kept her strong as she raised the family by herself. A great supporter of the Girl Scouts, she was secretary to the administrator for nine years. She loved music, flowers and cats, was a fabulous baker, an avid reader and letter writer, and was known for her warm personality. Alice sent cookies to her children all over the world from Michigan to Vietnam to Egypt. She moved to Our House in March 2007 and to Foley Nursing Home in 2008. The things that were important to Alice were laughter, the Lord and little things.
Survivors include her children, Ronald (Ann) Wolfe, Deale, Md., Jon (Margaret) Wolfe, St. Charles, Ill., Lynette (Warren) Kindt, Ossineke, Mich., Maurice (Takae) Wolfe, Deer Park, Texas, Gordon (Sharon) Wolfe, Oak Park, Minn.; stepdaughter, Mikki Sale, Centennial, Colo.; 15 grandchildren; 20 great grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; and close friends, Bonnie and Tim Rietz, and their children.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Anna and Henry Rieser and her husband, Alex.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 p.m., Saturday, Jan. 3, 2009 at St. Olaf Lutheran Church with the Reverend Ron Barnett officiating. Friends may call at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment is at Oakwood Cemetery in Austin. Worlein Funeral Home of Austin is in charge of arrangements. Memorials are preferred to St. Olaf Lutheran Church, the Salvation Army and River Trails Girl Scout Council.