Audrey Engelhart Wolfe -- Mazeppa
MAZEPPA -- A memorial service for Audrey Engelhart Wolfe will be 11 a.m. Saturday at United Methodist Church in Albert Lea. Burial will be at a later date.
Mrs. Wolfe, 86, of Albert Lea, formerly of Mazeppa, died Wednesday (April 17, 2002) at her home.
Audrey Engelhart was born Sept. 12, 1915, in Mazeppa. She attended Mazeppa schools, and graduated from the University of Minnesota. She taught high school music and English in Cumberland and Lake Geneva, Wis., and Waseca and Bricelyn, Minn. On June 26, 1942, she married Gordon Wolfe in Oakland, Calif. In 1946 they returned to the Kiester, Minn., area, where they farmed until retirement. Several years after Mr. Wolfe's death in 1975, she moved to Albert Lea. She was a long-time piano teacher in Kiester, and later in Albert Lea. She served as chairwoman for the Southeast Minnesota Area Agency on Aging. Mrs. Wolfe was a long-time member of the United Methodist Churches in Kiester and Albert Lea., and was a district and state officer for the United Methodist Women. She was a 50-year member of the Order of Eastern Star, and active in the League of Women Voters, American Association of University Women, Senior Adult Education Council, Senior Advocacy Board, Senior Resources Board, a Naeve Hospital volunteer, and a board member of SELCO Regional Library System. She also tutored ELS students. She enjoyed bird watching, travel and attending Elderhostels.
Survivors include three sons, Kenton (Mary) of Hampton, Iowa, Brian of Albert Lea, and Neal of Faribault; two daughters, Melody (Lad) Sledz of Edina, Minn., and Charity James of Ashland, Ore.; three grandchildren; one great-grandson; a sister, Ruth Ann (Alfred) Starz of Lake City; and a brother, Kerwin (Doris) Engelhart of Portland, Ore.
Friends may call one hour before the service on Saturday at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the donor's choice or the Music Department at the University of Minnesota.