Elton G. Wolf, age 94, of Parkers Prairie, formerly of Wadena, died on Tuesday, November 19, 2019, at St. William’s Living Center in Parkers Prairie.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, November 22, 2019, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Deer Creek with Rev. Donald Wagner officiating. Music is provided by organist, Darleen Wendt. Interment will take place at the church cemetery.
A visitation is 4-7 p.m., Thursday at Lind Family Funeral Home in Parkers Prairie and will continue one hour prior to the service.
Elton George Wolf was born on July 1, 1925, to George and Emma (Wendland) Wolf on the family farm in rural Jeffers, Minnesota. He grew up on the farm, attended country school and graduated from the eighth grade. Following his education, Elton helped his father and others farm in the Jeffers area. He was united in marriage to Mildred Johnson on August 13, 1945, at the Lutheran parsonage in Jeffers. Following their marriage, they farmed in Jeffers until they purchased a farm in Wadena in 1978. Elton also worked at Tuffy’s in Perham for ten years. Elton and Millie moved to Willow Creek in Henning in 2015, where they lived for four years. They sold their farm in 2017. Together, they moved to Parkers Prairie in 2019. Elton was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Deer Creek. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and visiting with friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; infant brother, Romey Wolf; brother, Lloyd Wolf; sisters, Jerada Lenzen, Lavida Crawford and Verdella Scharmann; brothers-in-law, Ernie Lenzen and Ed Scharmann; and sons-in-law, Leon Olson and Darrold Reinke.
Elton is survived by his wife of 74 years, Millie; three daughters, Laura Reinke of Benson, Jurene (Jon) Lammle of Parkers Prairie and Vickie Olson of Grand Rapids; son, Brian (Debra) Wolf of Arden Hills; brother, Gordon Wolf of Reno, Nevada; brother-in-law, Walden Crawford of Reno, Nevada; sister-in-law, Wyona Wolf of Springfield; 13 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; nine great great-grandchildren; along with many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Pallbearers are his grandsons, Douglas Reinke, David Reinke, Dennis Reinke, Tim Lammle, Darren Olson and Brent Olson. Honorary pallbearers are his remaining grandchildren, Kyle Reinke, Pamela Payne, Susan Lammle, Lisa Wolf, and Mary Ramirez.