Senior Center was highlight of days for Lydia Wolf


Funeral services for Lydia Wolf, 83, of Java were held Sunday, Sept. 16, 2012, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Java.
Burial was in the Java Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Lydia passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2012, at the Avera St. Luke’s Hospital in Aberdeen.
Lydia Wolf was born on Oct. 31, 1928, to John and Rosina (Brandner) Lassle on a farm near Bowdle. Lydia married Edwin Wolf on June 23, 1947, in Selby. They made their home on a farm two and a half miles north of Java and raised seven children. In 1967 they moved into Java where they lived until 1989. After the death of Edwin, Lydia moved to Mobridge.
She was a member of the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Java where she was confirmed. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and the Moose. She worked at the Java School, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Selby Nursing Home, as well as cleaning homes and doing yard work for other people.
Lydia enjoyed rummage sales, reading, gardening, trivia, family gatherings, helping play bingo at the nursing home, embroidery, and German cooking. The highlight of the day was going to the Senior Citizens Center. She was very proud of her 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.
Lydia is survived by her daughters, Marsha (Charles) Aberle of Trail City, Rhonda (Glen) Landis of Mobridge, Lynette (Alan) Nelson of Mobridge, Burlene (Rick) Metz of Billings, Mont., Kim (Scott Hamre) Berndt of Mobridge and Charlene (Larry) Johnson of Webster; one son, Chad Wolf, of Sioux Falls; 17 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren; and special friends, Freada Mertz and Kandy Blankartz.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, one brother, and great-grandchild Austin Aberle.

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