Obits – Helen A. Wolff

Helen A. Wolff

Helen A. Wolff

Helen A. Wolff, age 95, of Waconia passed away Friday, July 19, 2013 at the Waconia Good Samaritan Center in Waconia.
Funeral Service was held Tuesday July 23, 2013 at 2 p.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church (601 2nd St. East) in Waconia with Rev. Phil Wagner officiating. Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment at St Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery in Arlington.
Helen was born on Sept. 16, 1917 in Plato, Minn., the daughter of Otto and Malinda (Schramm) Gruenhagen. She was baptized on Sept. 30, 1917 and later confirmed in the Christian faith on March 29, 1937 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato. On Jan. 28, 1939, Helen was united in marriage to Oliver A. Wolff in Minneapolis. This union was blessed with children Naomi, Roger, Jan and LuAnn.
Helen has lived in Waconia since 1942. Helen had worked for a short time for Waconia Produce and she was a receptionist for the Waconia Good Samaritan Center for 18 years. She had also worked as an accounting clerk for Gold Bond Stamps for 13 years. Helen had done clerical work for the Waconia Chamber. Helen was a devoted member of the Trinity Lutheran Church where she was a member of its Altar Guild and its Sunday offering counters. She volunteered for the United Fund and the Cancer Association and Heart Association Fund Drives, as an election judge, a census taker, and at the Ridgeview Hospital in Waconia for 11 years. Helen was a strong advocate for the upcoming remodel project for the Waconia Good Samaritan Center and had traveled to the state capital to show support.
Helen enjoyed flowers, gardening, traveling, playing cards with family and friends, and singing in the Westview Acres choir. She cherished the time spent with her family. She will be missed.
Helen is preceded in death by her husband Oliver Wolff; parents Otto and Malinda Gruenhagen; brothers Randolph and Roland Gruenhagen; sister Viola Schuetrum.
Helen is survived by her loving family; children Naomi (Harry) Undheim of Shakopee, Roger (Judy) Wolff of Laona, Wis., Jan Lenzen of Chaska, LuAnn (Pat) Jungmann of Eagan; grandchildren Anne Jefferson, Paula (Marty) Gerold, Russell Wolff, Randy Wolff, Jeffrey (Kirsten) Lenzen, Jill (Scott) McGlothlin, Chris Jungmann; 12 great- grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
Casket Bearers are Russell Wolff, Randy Wolff, Scott McGlothlin, Jeffrey Lenzen, Chris Jungmann, Tim Gerold, Marty Gerold. Honorary Casket Bearers are 2012 Choir Members of the Westview Acres; Ann Bauckus, Cecelia Fier, Harriet Holtmeier, Virginia Hayek, Betty Griggs, Freda Herther, Viola Kohls, Helen Ramlow, Betty DeGrote, Bernice Otte, Margie Hill, Betty Norheim, Rose Flaig.
Arrangement with the Johnson Funeral Home in Waconia; www.johnsonfh.com.

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