Hazel Wolff, 98, of Albert Lea

Published 9:14 am Monday, October 25, 2010

Funeral services for Hazel Wolff, 98, of Albert Lea will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church. The Rev. Ronald Meyers will officiate. Interment will be at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. To sign the guest book, go to www.bayviewfuneral.com.

Hazel died Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, at St. John’s Lutheran Home.

Hazel Wolff

Hazel was born near Gordonsville, Feb. 10, 1912, to Henry and Whilemine “Minnie” (Luth) Lau. She was a lifelong resident of Freeborn County, living in the Glenville and Albert Lea areas. Hazel was united in marriage to Leonard Wolff on Dec. 19, 1929, in Albert Lea. They enjoyed farming until 1982 when they retired. They traveled extensively in their motor home, seeing family, friends and the country. They loved their winter home in Port Richey, Fla. After Leonard’s death, Hazel continued living on the farm and their home in Florida. She moved to the Knutson Place Apartments, and later St. John’s Lutheran Home. Hazel loved nature and the out doors. She loved flowers and her beautiful flower garden. She prided herself by cutting the grass with her riding mower well into her 80s. Hazel loved cooking and baking and was known for serving delicious meals to their many visitors. Hazel was a long time member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Myrtle.

Email newsletter signup

She was dearly loved by daughters: Marlene (Warren) Jensen of Albert Lea and Mary Ann (Howard) Olson of Chanhassen, who survive her. Survivors include five grandchildren: Katherine (Donald) Greydanus of Kalamazoo, Mich., Deborah (William) Rupp of St. Paul, Mark (Colleen) Rickheim of Woodbury, Scott Olson of Shorewood and Daniel (Linda) Olson of Edina; 12 great-grandchildren; and six great-great-grandchildren.

Hazel was preceded in death by her husband, Leonard; parents; three brothers: Harvey (Cora) Lau, Elmer (Lulu) Lau and Leonard (Hazel) Lau; sisters: Lillian (Ole) Rasmusson, Anna (Robert) Ewald, Minnie (Earl) Sutton and Alvina (Gilbert) Peterson; and many nieces and nephews.

Hazel loved life and her advice was to live one day at a time. Rest in peace, dear lady. You are loved and will be greatly missed.

Memorials are preferred to Bethlehem Lutheran Church Myrtle, MN 56036.