Arthur Wolf, 89 - September 22, 2012Arthur “Art” W. Wolf, 89, of Cozad, formerly of Gothenburg and Farnam, passed away Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney.
Services will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 25, at 10:30 a.m. at the St. John’s Lutheran Church in Eustis with the Revs. Beverly Rautenberg-Panko and Tom Wilson officiating. Burial will be at the East Cemetery at Eustis.
A visitation will be conducted on Monday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Berryman Funeral Home in Cozad.
Wolf was born Sept. 2, 1923, at Eustis, to William and Bertha (Reiker) Wolf. He was baptized and confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church of Eustis.
He attended school at Eustis and was a member of the graduating Class of 1941.
Wolf had farmed with his father east of Farnam for a number of years before taking over the farming operation himself.
On Feb. 16, 1961, he married Gladys Miller at Bertrand. The couple resided on the farm for a number of years, eventually moving to Harlingen, TX, in the late 1960s.
Wolf and his wife enjoyed wintering in Texas and spending summers in Farnam, according to family members. In 1997, the couple moved to Gothenburg where they lived until 2009, when they moved to Meadowlark Pointe in Cozad.
Golf was one of his passions; he loved to play the game and excelled at it, family said. While he was a gifted player, he was perhaps an even better teacher as he spent much time helping others learn the game, including his grandson.
When he wasn’t on the golf course, Wolf could be found spending time with his old classic pickup that he restored, or cooking some of his favorite German cuisine.
Wolf was a member of the American Lutheran Church in Gothenburg, the Cozad Elks Club and the Farnam Lions Club.
He was preceded in death by: his parents, William and Bertha; two brothers—Harold and Howard; two sisters—Wilma VanSalsen and Julia Yardley.
Survivors include: his wife, Gladys Wolf of Cozad; two daughters—Geraldine (Larry) Adler of Overland Park, KS, and Beverly (Del) Van Der Werff of Curtis; six grandchildren—Jay (Kelly) Van Der Werff of Kansas City, KS, Stacy (Jeff) Weller of San Antonio, TX, Julie Van Der Werff of Rapid City, SD, Jacqueline Hughes of Salida, CO, Marty (Dana) Adler of Olathe, KS, and Jaylyn (Brice) Maddock of Nixa, MO; 14 great-grandchildren; numerous other relatives.
A memorial has been established.