Aberdeen: Funeral service for Aubrey Wolff, 83, Aberdeen, will be 1:30 p.m. Monday, March 7, 2011, at Plymouth Congregational UCC. Pastor Jill Warner officiating. Military honors will be provided by Sydney L. Smith American Legion Post No. 24. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Aubrey died Friday, March 4, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital.
Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. Sunday, March 6, at Spitzer-Miller Funeral Home, 1111 S. Main St., Aberdeen.
Aubrey Wolff was born Aug. 16, 1927, to Gottlieb and Ida (Delker) Wolff at Eureka, S.D. He grew up in the Eureka area and graduated from Eureka High School.
Aubrey joined the U.S. Air Force in January 1946 and was honorably discharged in March 1947. Aubrey moved to Aberdeen after he got home from the service. He worked for International Harvester, Smith Truck Sales and Aberdeen Equipment and retired in 1989.
Aubrey married Norma Nilsson Gates on July 2, 1960. They made their home in Aberdeen.
Aubrey was a member of Plymouth Congregational Church, AARP and the American Legion Club and also helped deliver Meals on Wheels for several years.
He had a hobby farm for many years. Aubrey enjoyed riding horseback and snowmobiling. Over the years, Aubrey raised and trained several colts. He enjoyed traveling with his wife.
Grateful for having shared Aubrey's life are his wife, Norma; two sons, Gary Wolff, Missoula, Mont., Dennis (Sheila) Wolff, Billings, Mont.; two stepsons, Larry Gates, Key Largo, Fla., Ronald (Diana) Gates, Corpes Christie, Texas; seven grandchildren; six great-grandchildren; sister, June (Bob) Friske, Aberdeen; and brother, Clifford Wolff, Hosmer.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two sisters.
The family extends a special thank you to Mother Joseph Manor Adult Day Care, Angelhaus Staff, St. Luke's Staff, Dr. Jundt, Dr. Reynen, Pastor Deborah Duffy and Pastor Jill Warner.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials be made to Plymouth Congregational UCC at Aberdeen or the NARFE Alzheimer's Research, 1235 Pinewood Lane, Aberdeen, SD 57401.
Casketbearers are Bob Friske Jr, Rich Biegler, Jay Johnson, Mike Pederson, Dive Nilsson, Brian Hubert and Darren Van Dover.