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Alma Marie Wolf

December 3, 1906 - July 1, 2009
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Alma Marie Wolf, age 102, of Beaver Dam, died on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam. A visitation will be at the Murray Funeral Home in Beaver Dam on Sunday, July 5, 2009, from 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM. There will also be a visitation at St. Katharine Drexel Church, 511Continue Reading

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Charlene Sitenga left a message on July 23, 2009:
This is the Eulogy that was read by Charlene Sitenga at the funeral service for Alma. Thank you for joining us to celebrate the life of Alma Wagner Wolf. What a life it''s been...so many changes to have witnessed in 102 years: country life with horse and buggy transportation, the excitement of traveling by car, bus and trains, onto the jet age and space travel. Our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt was one of the early "liberated" women. Having lost her father at age 16, she attended business college in Milwaukee. She than took a job at the Westing House Corporation, working with the comptroller and supervising 40 other employees. Not only did Alma earn sufficient dollars to support herself and her mother, who we called Grandma "A", she enjoyed nice clothes, the latest records on her Victrola (wind-up, no less). Alma''s social life was a lively one, experiencing country dances, where she met Roman, to yes, even having visited a "speak easy" with her friend and cousin, Rosalie... an awesome duo. But, Alma aspired to move in her life and was accepted into nursing school. That career endeavor changed, however, when the budding romance with our dad Roman burst into bloom. as she swept him off of his feet, he asked that she become his "private nurse" (her words!). The young couple started their life together in Milwaukee. It was Alma who decided to forsake being a city girl. She and Roman bought a farm in Beaver Dam''s, Town of Calamus. Hard working and entrepreneurial, they survived and flourished during The Depression. They ran a Route Sales venture, selling homemade sausages, eggs and fowl; this in addition to operating their dairy farm. Through all of this, Alma was becoming the matriarch of an expanding family - her mother, Roman''s mother, for a short time, and eventually two daughters, made for an active household. Their social life included church dinners, a few movies, family gatherings and neighborhood card parties. Both Alma and Roman were avid Schaaf''s Koph (Sheep''s Head) players, dedicated to winnings, which made for rousing good times. Of an insular mindset, she carefully selected a closed group of friends, and of course, included family to her inner circle. She loved her home in Beaver Dam and never yearned to spread her wings to sample other places. She was content with her life. This past week, though, there were stirrings for her to move on. As a Lutheran pastor recently said at his mother''s funeral: "The Lord is never late". So, when the Lord beckoned to Alma on July 1st, she was read and "awaiting" going Home. If is time to celebrate that homecoming in the life of Alma Wagner Wolf.
Charlene Sitenga left a message on July 23, 2009:
This is the Eulogy that was read by Charlene Sitenga at the funeral service for Alma. Thank you for joining us to celebrate the life of Alma Wagner Wolf. What a life it''s been...so many changes to have witnessed in 102 years: country life with horse and buggy transportation, the excitement of traveling by car, bus and trains, onto the jet age and space travel. Our mother, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt was one of the early "liberated" women. Having lost her father at age 16, she attended business college in Milwaukee. She than took a job at the Westing House Corporation, working with the comptroller and supervising 40 other employees. Not only did Alma earn sufficient dollars to support herself and her mother, who we called Grandma "A", she enjoyed nice clothes, the latest records on her Victrola (wind-up, no less). Alma''s social life was a lively one, experiencing country dances, where she met Roman, to yes, even having visited a "speak easy" with her friend and cousin, Rosalie... an awesome duo. But, Alma aspired to move in her life and was accepted into nursing school. That career endeavor changed, however, when the budding romance with our dad Roman burst into bloom. as she swept him off of his feet, he asked that she become his "private nurse" (her words!). The young couple started their life together in Milwaukee. It was Alma who decided to forsake being a city girl. She and Roman bought a farm in Beaver Dam''s, Town of Calamus. Hard working and entrepreneurial, they survived and flourished during The Depression. They ran a Route Sales venture, selling homemade sausages, eggs and fowl; this in addition to operating their dairy farm. Through all of this, Alma was becoming the matriarch of an expanding family - her mother, Roman''s mother, for a short time, and eventually two daughters, made for an active household. Their social life included church dinners, a few movies, family gatherings and neighborhood card parties. Both Alma and Roman were avid Schaaf''s Koph (Sheep''s Head) players, dedicated to winnings, which made for rousing good times. Of an insular mindset, she carefully selected a closed group of friends, and of course, included family to her inner circle. She loved her home in Beaver Dam and never yearned to spread her wings to sample other places. She was content with her life. This past week, though, there were stirrings for her to move on. As a Lutheran pastor recently said at his mother''s funeral: "The Lord is never late". So, when the Lord beckoned to Alma on July 1st, she was read and "awaiting" going Home. If is time to celebrate that homecoming in the life of Alma Wagner Wolf.
Terry and Sue Schraufnagel left a message on July 5, 2009:
My Dear Charlene and Carol, I am truly sorry for the loss of your Mother. I did not know Alma. I feel that I have gotten to know Charlene fairly well and it was a pleasure to meet Carol the other day at the bank. My sympathy goes out to you as I know what it is like to lose a Mother that you have held so dear. Try to remember the good times you had with her here. Know that she is in a far better place now with Jesus and all her pain and suffering is gone. Our prayers and thoughts are with you now. Sue and Terry Schraufnagel
Terry and Sue Schraufnagel left a message on July 5, 2009:
My Dear Charlene and Carol, I am truly sorry for the loss of your Mother. I did not know Alma. I feel that I have gotten to know Charlene fairly well and it was a pleasure to meet Carol the other day at the bank. My sympathy goes out to you as I know what it is like to lose a Mother that you have held so dear. Try to remember the good times you had with her here. Know that she is in a far better place now with Jesus and all her pain and suffering is gone. Our prayers and thoughts are with you now. Sue and Terry Schraufnagel
Neil Sitenga Jr. and Family left a message on July 3, 2009:
We are mourning the loss of grandma Wolf, and our sympathies go out to the rest of the family. We are also choosing to celebrate her wonderful and long life. We know she is in a better place. To my mother (Charlene Sitenga), I am so sorry that I can''t be with you at the time of your loss, but you are in our prayers, and I hope the Lord will allow these prayers to bring strength and peace. I hope you will feel our presence, although I and my family are an ocean away. Love, Neil Sitenga Jr. and Family.
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Neil Sitenga Jr. and Family left a message on July 3, 2009:
We are mourning the loss of grandma Wolf, and our sympathies go out to the rest of the family. We are also choosing to celebrate her wonderful and long life. We know she is in a better place. To my mother (Charlene Sitenga), I am so sorry that I can''t be with you at the time of your loss, but you are in our prayers, and I hope the Lord will allow these prayers to bring strength and peace. I hope you will feel our presence, although I and my family are an ocean away. Love, Neil Sitenga Jr. and Family.
sandy manthey left a message on July 2, 2009:
I have enjoyed caring for your mother these last years of her life. When I would be having a bad day and feeling sad her fiestyness would give me a new outlook. If she can make it this far in life by being a fighter then there is no reason I can''t make it through this day. I think about all the things she has seen in her life from writing on chalkboards to the start of computers. From using horses for transportation to cars. I give you my deepest sympathy at loosing your mother and know that you are all in my prayers Sandy Manthey LPN
sandy manthey left a message on July 2, 2009:
I have enjoyed caring for your mother these last years of her life. When I would be having a bad day and feeling sad her fiestyness would give me a new outlook. If she can make it this far in life by being a fighter then there is no reason I can''t make it through this day. I think about all the things she has seen in her life from writing on chalkboards to the start of computers. From using horses for transportation to cars. I give you my deepest sympathy at loosing your mother and know that you are all in my prayers Sandy Manthey LPN
Koepsell Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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