AKKERMAN NGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME – MORA
Wilfred “Bill” Wolff, of Mora, passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora. He was 87 years old.
GRAVESIDE SERVICE will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 22, 2020 at the Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Minneapolis.
Wilfred “Bill” Walter Wolff, of Mora, formerly of Phoenix, AZ; passed away on Tuesday, June 16, 2020 at Eastwood Senior Living in Mora. He was 87 years old.
Bill was born on March 21, 1933 to parents Walter C. and Evelyn A. (Quade) Wolff in Minneapolis, Minnesota at the University Hospital. Bill grew up in South Minneapolis and spent summers on a farm in New Hope. He attended Sidney Pratt & Sward grade schools and then South High School. Bill enlisted in the United State Navy in June of 1950.
Bill was united in marriage to Joyce (Westman) Transue and they were blessed with three children, Belinda, William, and Kimberly. Their marriage was dissolved in 1962. Bill later met Evelyn E. Ilstrup at work and after working together for three years, she became his true love. They were married on November 20, 1971. In 1979, they moved to Phoenix, Arizona. Bill worked for 52 years in the needle trade as a clothing pattern maker. The last 13 years he had his own shop before retiring at the age of 72.
In 2004, after 33 years of marriage, Evelyn passed away. Bill returned to Minnesota in 2006, living in Rush City. Bill enjoyed volunteer work and was awarded the 2011 Senior Citizen of the year for Chisago County. Bill made a final move to the Vasa House in Mora in 2012.
Bill is preceded in death by his parents, first wife Joyce, second wife Evelyn.
He is survived by his children, Belinda (Bruce) Nehring, William “Butch” (Brenda) Wolff, and Kimberly (Myron) Proehl; step-children, Pamela Hallauer and Gordon Ilstrup; 8 grandchildren and 22 great grandchildren; sister, Margaret (Art) Gobel; several nieces, other relatives and friends.