Elry Wolff

Published 12:00 am Saturday, December 5, 2009

Elry Armond Wolff, 83, of Northwood, Iowa died Friday, December 4, 2009 at his home.

Elry Armond Wolff was born on Oct. 28, 1926 at home in rural Gordonsville, 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 their home in the rural Glenville area. Elry was a life long farmer and in the early 1970s 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 and husband Clark Cipra of Austin; grandchildren, Brian Cipra of White Bear Lake and Suzanne and husband Todd Haag of Rockford; great-grandchildren, Jack Cipra and Reese Haag; sister, Marvelyn and husband Bill Hoyt of San Diego, Calif.; aunt, Luetta Wolff; sisters-in-law, Eunice Anderson of Albert Lea and Annie Heideman 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.

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Funeral services for Elry Armond Wolff 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 at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.

Memorials are preferred to Bethlehem Lutheran Church or Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery.