Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 5, 2009
Elry Armond Wolff, age 83, of Northwood, Iowa, died Friday, December 4, 2009 at his home.
Elry was born on Oct. 28, 1926 at home in rural Gordonsville, Iowa, the son of Werner and Renetta (Virchow) Wolff. He attended country schools in rural Myrtle and Gordonsville. On Sept. 28, 1949 he was united in marriage to Lois Heideman at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle, Minn.
The couple made there home in the rural Glenville, Minn. area. Elry was a life long farmer, and in the early 1970’s he and Lois also owned and operated the Glenville Grocery Store. Elry was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church where he had served as a trustee. He had also served on the Shellrock Township Board. Elry loved farming and his family. He had a warm smile and would talk “farming” with anyone. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.
Survivors include his daughter: Valerie (Clark) Cipra, Austin, Minn.; grandchildren: Brian Cipra, White Bear Lak, Minn., and Suzanne (Todd) Haag, Rockford, Minn.; great-grandchildren: Jack Cipra and Reese Haag; sister: Marvelyn (Bill) Hoyt, San Diego, Calif.; sisters-in-law, Eunice Anderson, Albert Lea, Minn. and Annie Heideman, Minn. of Glenville; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Elry was preceded in death by his parents: Werner and Renetta Wolff; step-mother, Martha Wolff; wife, Lois in 2000; son, Stuart in 1974; sister, Loretta and husband, Norman Fredrickson; brother, Harold and wife, Agnes Wolff; sister, Arlene and husband, Roy Baumunk; brothers-in-law, Clair Anderson and Harlan Heideman; brother and sister-in-law, Bob and Helen Amundson; mother and father-in-law, Herman and Grace Heideman.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. Rev. Ronald Myers will officiate. Interment will be at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 7, 2009 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. To sign the guest book, go to www.bayviewfuneral.com
Memorials are preferred to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery.