Frederick ‘Fritz’ Wolff

Frederick ‘Fritz’ Wolff

WINNEBAGO — Frederick “Fritz” Wolff, age 90, of Winnebago, Minn., passed away peacefully Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2017, a week after his much-anticipated 90th birthday. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2017, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, 214 Holland St., in Blue Earth, Minn., with Fr. Peter Klein officiating.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, and one hour prior to the service Tuesday at the church. Interment will take place immediately following the service at Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Online condolences may be left at www.pattonfh.com

Fritz was born Nov. 7, 1927. He attended grade school in Huntley. Fritz proudly served in the U.S. Army as a welder and a paratrooper from 1951-1953.

On April 27, 1954, Dolores and Fritz were united in marriage at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church in Easton, Minn.

Fritz farmed his entire life on the family farm near Guckeen, Minn. He was a great steward of his land.

He was a devout Catholic and very active in the church at Our Lady of Mercy and SS Peter & Paul parishes.

Fritz enjoyed woodworking, traveling and attending children and grandchildren events. He will be remembered for his great sense of humor and generosity.

Fritz is survived by his wife of 63 years, Dolores; children, Brian (Candace) Wolff of Boyceville, Wis., Sharon of Pipestone, Minn., Duane (Jeanette) of Winnebago, Minn., Debra (Roger) Claeys of Winnebago, Minn., Nancy (Pat) Adams of Eagle Lake, Minn., Mary Kay (Craig) Megard of Mankato, Minn., Adrian of Blue Earth, Minn., and Barbara (Dave) Walsh, of New Brighton, Minn.; 17 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Madonna Wolff; brother-in-law, Merle (Alice) Schimek, many other loving nieces, nephews, and friends.

Fritz was preceded in death by his grandchildren, Michael Wolff and Melissa Wolff; parents, Henry and Adele; brothers, Ralph, Francis, Albert, Walter, Anthony; and sister, Rita Eckmann.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus (Annual Christmas Party for the Developmentally Delayed), or donor’s choice.

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