LaVerne Wolf, 78, of Abilene died Monday at a local hospital. Graveside services will be held at a later date at Greenwood Cemetery in Fredericksburg. Local arrangements are being handled by North’s Funeral Home.
Born Jan. 7, 1931, in Cudahy, Wisconsin, she was the daughter of Loyd and Hazel Prey and grew up in Dubuque, Iowa.
She married the Rev. Raymond Wolf on June 12, 1949. They lived in Wharton, Brenham, Knippa, Hallettsville and Mason, where he served parishes as a Lutheran minister. The Rev. Wolf died in 1975 and Mrs. Wolf moved to Abilene in 1978, where she was the manager of Abilene East Apartments until 1995. After her retirement, she lived in Minneapolis, Minn., Traverse City, Mich., and Cleveland, Ohio, before moving back to Abilene in May.
She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, and enjoyed needlepoint, crafts and bingo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a brother, Earl Prey of Los Angeles.
Survivors include, two sons and daughters-in-law, David and Janie Wolf of Hallettsville, and James and Paula Wolf, of Albuquerque, N.M.; a daughter and son-in-law, Nancy and Larry Zelisko of Abilene; two sisters, Beverly Denyes of Traverse City, and Carole Kaufman of Minneapolis, Minn.; grandchildren — Ryan Wolf, Aaron Wolf, Alison Wolf, Matt Zelisko, Melanie Zelisko, Brittany Wolf and Dustin Wolf, sisters-in-law Elizabeth Wolf of Abilene, Patricia Gill of Houston, Juanita Rabel of Weimar, and Judy Prey of Los Angeles; seven great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family wishes to thank the Rev. Doug Dirks, members and family at Grace Lutheran Church, Dr. Toby Williams and the staff of A4 at Hendrick Medical Center.
Memorials may be sent to Grace Lutheran Church Women’s Scholarship Fund.
Online condolences may be sent to www.northsfuneralhome.com .