Robert Leland "Wolfie" Wolfram

Robert Leland "Wolfie" Wolfram, age 84 of Watertown and formerly of Howard Lake and Winsted, died Wednesday, June 30, 1999.

Robert, better known as "Wolfie," was born at Grey Eagle, Minn. May 29, 1915, to Louis and Ida (Markuson) Wolfram. He became independent at an early age, traveling around and living in many places including "south of the border," where he developed his taste for tacos.

He made Howard Lake, Minn. his home for many years until his move to St. Mary's Apartments in Winsted where he lived until May 24, 1994. He then resided at Elim Nursing Home in Watertown until God called him home.

While at Elim, Wolfie was very active in resident council, acting as president of the council for the past five years until he recently resigned due to health issues. He was always actively involved at Elim with his many skills; his cooking abilities were at the top of the list.

Wolfie's last wish in life was to live long enough to see the new wing at Elim be dedicated and opened, which came true in December 1998.

Wolfie served in the U. S. Army from Feb. 26, 1941 to Aug. 23, 1945 and was an active member of the American Legion in Cokato, Minn.

Robert "Wolfie" Leland Wolfram touched many lives and many hearts and will be greatly missed, but never forgotten.

Wolfie is survived by his special friends, Joyce and Doug Quast of Lester Prairie and Shelly and Kevin Kloos of Winsted; his sister, Beatrice and Dale Love of Minnetonka; sister-in-law, Lois Wolfram of Ocala, Fla.; nieces: Carol and George Kurilla of Bloomington, Esther Morgan of Jacksonville, Fla.; and Cindy and Peter Dykstra of Chehalis, Wash.; nephews: James Love of Shorewood, Edgar Wolfram of Kinard, Fla.; William and Shiela Wolfram of Accomac, Va.; Timothy and Billi Jo Hyland and Paul and Mary Hyland, all of Federal Way, Wash.; and many grand nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Roger and Edgar; and his special sister, Leena (Toni) Hyland.

Visitation was at Friendship Hall in Elim Home of Watertown from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Friday, July 2, 1999. A funeral service followed at 2:30 p.m. with the Rev. John Mulvihill, chaplain at Elim, officiating. Interment was in the Watertown Community Cemetery.

Arrangements were by Iten's Watertown Funeral Home.

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