LaVerne Wolff, 91, formerly of Glenville

Published 9:31 am Thursday, December 16, 2010

Funeral services for LaVerne William Wolff, 91, formerly of Glenville will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at First Lutheran Church in Glenville. The Rev. Krista Stokke will officiate. Interment will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery with military honors accorded by Freeborn County area veteran’s organizations. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church. To sign the guest book, go to


LaVerne died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2010, at St. John’s Lutheran Home surrounded by his family.

LaVerne William Wolff was born on April 9, 1919, in Worth County, Iowa, to Martin and Edna (Bowman) Wolff. He was a life long resident of the Glenville area. After finishing school he worked for various farmers. LaVerne joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1937 and served for one year. On Dec. 31, 1940, he was united in marriage to Mildred Means at the First Lutheran Church in Albert Lea. LaVerne joined the United States Army and served during WWII. Upon returning home, LaVerne was employed at Sears, an implement dealer in New Richland and then Farmstead until his retirement. In his retirement LaVerne worked for Fred Friedrichsen at the Citizen’s State Bank in Glenville doing various jobs. He also served at First Lutheran Church in Glenville as a funeral usher and doing snow removal. LaVerne was a member of First Lutheran Church in Glenville, a member and past commander of the Glenville American Legion Post. He also helped organize the AA Club in Glenville and had 40 years of sobriety. LaVerne enjoyed trapping and spending time with his family. Blessed be his memory.

Survivors include his children: Rosalie Rolands of Glenville, Barbara and husband Dave Reckard of Mountain Home, Ark., Diane and husband Glenn Hulburt of Waterville, and David and wife Terri Wolff of Brooklyn Center; daughter-in-law, Rosemary Wolff of Albert Lea; grandchildren: Debbie and husband Lance Engebretson, Terri Gaines and special friend Robert Stoll, Bill and wife Paula Gaines, Mike and wife Tammy Gaines, Andy and wife Alisa Rolands, Matt and wife Rikki Johnson, Mark and wife Jenny Johnson, Shawn and wife Janice Wolff, Jason and wife Julie Wolff, Serenity Wolff, Lori and husband Chuck Root, Glen and wife Tammy Hulburt, and John and wife Tami Hulburt; 23 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; sister, Thelma Armdrecht; and several nieces and nephews.

LaVerne was preceded in death by his parents; step-parents; mother-in-law and father -in-law; wife, Mildred; son, L Phillip Wolff; sons-in-law: Lloyd Gaines and Duane Rolands; and brothers: Ralph, Chet and Don.