Hope A. Wolff, age 88, of Cambridge and formerly of Columbia Heights, died April 8, 2010 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West in Cambridge. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, April 12th at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti. A visitation will be held from 4:00 – 8:00 P.M. Sunday, April 11th at our ISANTI Chapel and also one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in Foster Cemetery near Cove, Minnesota.
Hope Alleyne Wolff was born November 27, 1921 in her grandmother’s (Rachel Griffeth) log cabin in South Harbor Township, Mille Lacs County, Minnesota to Roy and Elvira Lukecart. Hope was the first of six children born to Roy and Elvira. She started school at Cove Country School and then attended school in Sioux City, Iowa from 1930 1936. Hope returned to Minnesota and graduated from Onamia High School. She participated in the Drum and Bugle Core and also played basketball for Onamia High School. Hope then worked as a riveter on aircraft at Hanlon Waters Defense Plant in Tulsa, Oklahoma. On July 27, 1946 she married Raymond A. Wolff. She and Ray went to the Dakotas where Ray worked in the threshing fields & she worked on the cooking crew. They were blessed with four children and they raised their family in Columbia Heights, Minnesota. Most of all she loved being with her family. She enjoyed traveling, quilting, growing flowers; she loved to read & read (while chewing gum) and in later years did some golfing. She also liked hot air balloons and had the opportunity to ride two different times. Hope was a very independent and self reliant person who loved her Cambridge Apartment and enjoyed her car. She has made her home in Cambridge for the past six years.
Hope Wolff went home to Jesus on April 8, 2010 at the age of 88 years, 4 months and 12 days. Besides her parents she was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond; son, John Wolff; brother, Don Lukecart; sister, Barbara (Harry) Johnston; great-grandson, Justin Westman; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rose (Bill) Wilson, Merl Bibby, Dorothy Emerson and Leonard Red Evens.
She is survived by two sons, Bob (Linda) Wolff of Cambridge, Joe (Renee) Wolff of Circle Pines; one daughter, Deb (Don) Johnson of Cambridge; two brothers, Dick (Carmen) Lukecart of Spain, Jim (Joanne) Lukecart of Onamia; one sister, Mary (Dave) Groethe of Colorado; sisters-in-law Lucille Lukecart, Violet Bibby and Viola Perotti; 12 grandchildren, David, Jenice, Andrea, Zachary, Sarah, Christopher, Jeremy, Heather, Jeff, Jared, Shawn and Rachel; 21 great-grandchildren, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.