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Shirley A. Wolff

Died: Sunday, December 30, 2012
Age: 79
Shirley A. Wolff, 79, Lake Geneva, formerly of Two Rivers, passed away peacefully Sunday, Dec. 30, 2012. She is now in the presence of God and her Savior Jesus in heaven. In her life, Shirley was a loving mother, wife, sister and friend to all, greeting everyone with her wide smile and friendly nature.

She was born Oct. 13, 1933, to Herbert and Ella Naser Hermann on the family farm in Carlton Township, Kewaunee. She attended Sandy Bay Lutheran Grade School. Shirley spent her early years helping on the farm along with her brother John and sister Marie.

She graduated from Kewaunee High School, the valedictorian of her class. She and her future husband, Arnold Wolff, were high school sweethearts and prom king and queen. After high school, she attended the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She married Arnold Wolff on Dec. 8, 1955, in Kewaunee. They settled in Two Rivers where they raised four children. Shirley was very active at her church, St. Johnís Lutheran Church and school in Two Rivers, participated in the choir and served on school and church committees. Shirley was an accomplished musician on the French horn and piano and was a member of the Manitowoc Civic Orchestra and Lake Geneva Civic Orchestra. She was currently a faithful member at First Evangelical Lutheran Church and school in Lake Geneva and loved singing in the choir there.

Shirley is survived by her children, Roger (Chace) Wolff, Lake Geneva, Russell (Laura) Wolff, Oshkosh, and Wendy Wolff, Lake Geneva; nine grandchildren and two stepgrandchildren, Adam, Kirk and Cari Wolff, children of Roger and Chace, Courtney Wolff, Shawn Strathman and Bradley Langman, children and stepchildren of Ronald and Lori, Nicholas, Daniel, Megan, Rebecca and Allison Wolff, children of Russ and Laura, and Crystal and Christopher Martin, children of Wendy (David Martin) Wolff.

She was preceded in death by her parents Herbert and Ella; husband Arnold; brother John, sister Marie and a son Ronald.

Funeral service Saturday, Jan. 26, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Lake Geneva, officiated by the Rev. Mark Kaesmeyer. Visitation at the church from 9 to 11 a.m., with services beginning at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a memorial to Christian Partners Foundation, 751 Geneva Parkway Boulevard, Lake Geneva WI, 53147, a local charity supported by the Wolff family that provides care for people with developmental disabilities in Kenya. The Steinke Funeral Home, Lake Geneva, assisted the family with arrangements.

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