Elvira A. Wolff, age 95, of Norwood Young America, passed away Sunday, March 25, 2012, at the Glencoe Regional Health Services Long Term Care.
She was born June 28, 1916, in Camden Township, Carver County, the daughter of Otto and Laura (Burkowske) Kohls. Elvira was baptized July 9, 1916, and confirmed into the faith April 13, 1930, at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany by the Rev. Theo Rolf.
Elvira was united in marriage to Waldon Wolff Dec. 9, 1934 at St. Mark Lutheran Church in New Germany by the Rev. Theo Rolf.
Elvira’s main focus in life was being a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother and she cherished the time spent with her family.
She had worked at the Shakopee Glass Factory and Tonka Toys, but retired early to care for her mother.
Elvira was an active member of St. John’s Lutheran Church, where she participated in its Altar Guild and Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. She enjoyed embroidery, sewing, playing cards and listening to old tyme music.
Elvira was proud to be a devoted farm wife and homemaker.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Waldon; great-granddaughter Ashley Meuwissen; parents Otto and Laura Kohls; brothers Walden Kohls and Marvin Kohls; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Rueben and Anna Zellmann.
Elvira is survived by her loving family: son and daughter-in-law Duane and Elaine Wolff; daughter and son-in-law Gladys and Lothar Wolter, all of Norwood Young America; grandchildren DeAnn and Tim Buss, Cheryl and Bruce Clark, Nadine and Mark Ditsch, Scott Wolter, and Gary Wolter; and great-grandchildren Melissa, Corey and Megan Buss, Philip and Emily Clark, Jeremy and Amber Meuwissen, and Matt Ditsch.
She is further survived by a sister, Leila Brelje of Norwood Young America; brother and sisters-in-law Delmont and Donna Kohls of Eden Prairie, Viola Kohls of Waconia, and Maxine Almquist of Lester Prairie; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
The funeral service took place Thursday, March 29 at 11 a.m. at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Norwood Young America with the Rev. David Winter officiating. There was visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Interment was in the St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.
Casket bearers were Scott Wolter, Gary Wolter, Tim Buss, Bruce Clark, Mark Ditsch, and Jeremy Meuwissen.
Arrangements were with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.