Wesley Ralph Wolff, age 87, of Circle Pines passed away May 26, 2007 at Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M on Friday, June 1st at Galilee Baptist Church in Circle Pines. Visitaiton will be held from 4-8 P.M. on Thursday, May 31st at Strike Funeral Home – Isanti Chapel and also 1 hour prior to the funeral Friday at the church. Interment will be in Isanti Union Cemetery.
Wesley Ralph Wolff was born January 27, 1920 at the family farmstead at Coopers Corner in Bethel to Oscar and Ruth (Ward) Wolff. He was raised in the Bethel area and attended school in St. Francis. Wesley served in CCC Camps in Washington State and at Gooseberry Falls. On March 29, 1941 he married Elvera Rask in Isanti and they made their home in the Minneapolis area. Wesley served his country in the US Coast Guard during WWII. He was part of the crew on the USS Randall and the LST 19. In 1954 Wesley and Elvera moved to Circle Pines where they were charter members of Galilee Baptist Church. Wesley was active in the church and was also involved with Grandview Christian Home in Cambridge, serving on the first board of directors. Elvera passed away March 24, 2003 and Wesley remained in Circle Pines until October of 2005 when he moved to Birchwood Arbors in Forest Lake. He has been cared for at Grandview since April.
Wesley loved playing fast pitch softball and was an excellent pitcher and hitter. He also was an avid golfer and during his first year golfing in 1986 he made a hole in one. Wesley also enjoyed playing horseshoes and he played in the Aquatennial tournament. He enjoyed fishing on Cole Lake and he loved singing, especially with other family members.
Wesley will be lovingly remembered by his son, Dave (Sue) Wolff of New Ulm; daughter, Kris (Ken) Hanson of Becker; son-in-law, Jon (Nancy) Paulson of Ham Lake; brother, Dick (Geraldine) Wolff of Forest Lake; sister, Sheila Nyrop of California; five grandchildren, Jody (Kevin) Allen, Jenny (Jeff) Bouma, Jason Wolff, Joshua (Gretchen) Paulson, and Jeremy Paulson; eight great-grandchildren, Kendra, Jaden, Kurtis and Jenna Allen, Riley Thul, Wesley Paulson, and Morgen and Landen Bouma; by many other close relatives and friends.
Besides his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Elvera; daughter, Rebecca Paulson; two brothers, Wilbert and Bill Wolff; sister, Teeta Durham; and granddaughter, Amy Paulson.