THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Andrew F. Wolff, 89, of Johnston, Ia., formerly of Amberg, passed away on March 2 at Mercy Hospice in Johnston.
Born in Portland, Ore. on March 25, 1924, he was the son of Otto and Bessie (Curtis) Wolff. He married Mardelle Beyers on March 1, 1946 and she preceded him in death. He then was united in marriage to Nancy Balmer on Dec. 21, 2004 who survives.
He was an extremely hard worker throughout his life and had a wonderful sense of humor and was a great story teller. He had a strong faith in God and was a member of the Crossroads Assembly of God Church in Beecher and also Trinity Assembly of God Church in Crivitz. He enjoyed his yearly fishing trips to Canada, was an avid hunter, and most importantly, he loved his girls and family.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy Wolff, of Johnston, Ia.; three children, Cindy Rousseau of Asheville, NC, Debbie Jean (Richard) Klamar of Milwaukee, and Brenda Shelley of Menasha; five step sons, Randy (Catharine) Balmer of Vermont, Ken (Bette) of North Carolina, David (Anita) of Wyoming, Brian (Vicki) of Iowa, Mark (Charmaine) of Illinois; numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren; a brother, Harold Wolff of Texas; and four sisters, Emma Wontor of Amberg, Leona Smith of Missouri, Norma Pavlowski and Juanita (Tom) Horn of Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mardelle; two children, Linda and Julie; grandchild, Norman Baker; and five siblings, Evelyn, Otto "Boots" Jr., Emil, Martin, and Ileta.
Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until 11:15 a.m. with funeral service at 11:15 a.m. on Saturday, March 8 at Trinity Assembly of God Church in Crivitz. Pastor Dan Wolff will officiate. Interment will be in the Amberg Cemetery.
Messar-Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting the family with arrangements.
Donations and memorials will be sent to Samaritans Purse (Billy Graham).