Luetta Emma Wolff, 95

Published 10:16 am Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Luetta Emma Wolff, 95, died Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at her home in Chandler, Ariz.

Luetta E. Wolff

Luetta Emma Wolff was born Aug. 3, 1917, in Freeborn County, Minn., the daughter of Walter B. Mittag and Olga (Lau) Mittag. She was baptized on Aug. 17, 1917, and confirmed on June 21, 1931, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Myrtle, Minn. She attended School District No. 77 and Albert Lea High School.

On Nov. 10, 1935, she was united in marriage to Edward H. Wolff at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. They resided and worked together on the farm north of Northwood, Iowa, for 32 years. They were active members of Bethlehem Lutheran Church and Luetta was active in circles and women’s groups. Luetta enjoyed working with flowers, needlework, baking and entertaining family, friends, neighbors and remembering relatives and friends with cards and letters.

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In 1967 they moved to their home on Maple Hill Drive in Albert Lea and transferred their membership to Trinity Lutheran Church. She was also active in circles and women’s groups there. They spent winter months in Arizona and later made Chandler, Ariz., their home and were associate members of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church there. She enjoyed the Widows Might and Senior Group and the quilters group while able to do so there.

Survivors include her children, Gloria and husband Dale Jensen of Albert Lea and Julaine Buchholz of Chandler; grandchildren, Delores (Cheryl) Jensen of Bloomington, Minn., Brenda and (James) Hardy of St. Paul, Minn., Brian and (Sue) Jensen of Chaska, Minn., David and (Monica) Buchholz Martinez, Calif., and Andrew and (Kara) Buchholz of Mesa, Ariz.; great-grandchildren Nicholas and Morgan Jensen of Chaska, Jacob and Nathan Hardy of St. Paul, David Jr. and Mia Brianna Buchholz of Martinez, and Landon, Macy and Liam Buchholz of Mesa; brother Wilbur Mittag of Austin, Minn., and many loving nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

Luetta was preceded in death by her parents; step-father, Robert Broitzman; husband, Edward; daughter, Rosalie Diane; son-in-law, Herbert Hansen; brothers, Luverne and Gaylen Mittag; step-brother, Arnold Broitzman; and sisters-in-law, Pearl Mittag and Evelyn Mittag.

Luetta was a very caring, loving and generous person and was always ready to help anyone who needed her help. She will be truly missed by all who loved and knew her.

Funeral services for Luetta Emma Wolff will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. The Rev. Curtis Zieske will officiate. Interment will be at Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. Online condolences are welcome at