MANDAN, N.D. -- John C. Wolff, 81, formerly of Regent, died Dec. 11, 2011, at his home in Mandan.
Born March 24,1930, in Alden Township, to the late Christian and Anna (Schlaht) Wolff, he joined the U.S. Army in 1952 and trained with the 101st Airborne Screaming Eagles later transferring to the anti-aircraft division. He worked as a journeyman in the Operating Engineers on projects such as the Interstate Highway System, Seattle-Tacoma Airport and Ice Harbor Dam in Washington, Little Wood River Dam in Idaho and areas around North Dakota. In 1961, he returned to the family farm south of Regent, where he farmed and ranched until his retirement in 2005. He was a member of the Regent Lions Club, Regent American Legion, Alden Township Board, Faith Lutheran Church Board and the Eagles Club.
On Jan. 7,1956, in Bowman, he married Ilo Flyberg, who survives of the home.
Other survivors include: his children, Kathy Schaner of Green Valley, Ariz., Evelyn Wolff-Angelos (Dr. Brad Angelos) of Sikeston, Mo., Cynthia (Wayne) Koltes of Hettinger, Douglas Wolff of Mandan, Mavis Strand of Bismarck and Wesley Wolff of Regent; five brothers, Willie Wolff of Scranton, Harold Wolff of Hettinger, Jake Wolff of Gascoyne, Ernest Wolff of Sioux Falls, S.D., and Gary, Yuma, Ariz.; five sisters, Dorothy Carpenter, of Grand Forks, Helen Donner of Kimball, Neb., Elsie Jacobs of Richardton, Lorraine Mirth of Sioux Falls and Alice Diede of Eaton, Colo.; and eight grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Leota Hogan; and infant brother, Marvin Wolff.
Funeral services were conducted on Dec. 27 at the First Lutheran Church in Mandan.
Eastgate Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
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The family requests memorials be sent to:
West River Medical Center
1000 U.S. 12
Hettinger, ND 58639
Missouri Delta Medical Center
1008 North Main
Sikeston, MO 63801