2015-10-22 / Obituaries

August Wolff

Memorial services for August Wolff, 69 of Lincoln, Texas, are scheduled for 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings with Pastor Jeremy Walloch officiating. A graveside service, with military honors provided by the Giddings American Legion York Post 276, will be held prior to the memorial service at 1:00 p.m. at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Lincoln, Texas. August’s grandchildren will serve as honorary pallbearers.

August Wolff was born on March 13, 1946 in Brenham, Texas to August and Lucille Fritsche Wolff. He was baptized on May 26, 1946 at the home of his maternal grandparents in Giddings, Texas by his paternal grandfather, Rev. August Wolff. He was confirmed on April 10, 1960 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings and graduated from Giddings High School in 1964. He attended Texas Lutheran College from which he received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology in 1968. He enlisted in the United States Army shortly before graduation, entered active duty in September 1968 and served in the 86th and 588th Combat Engineer Battalions in the Republic of Vietnam and later with various units in Fort Riley, Kansas. Upon release from active duty in September 1970, he was employed by the Texas Department of Insurance in Austin, until his retirement on December 31, 1998.

On December 26, 1971, he married Judy Kasper at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Serbin, Texas.

August and Judy moved from Pflugerville to Lincoln in 2001. He served on the intern supervision committee at Martin Luther Lutheran Church, was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, served on the Lincoln Water Supply Corporation Board of Directors and was a literacy volunteer. August enjoyed his gardens, traveling, camping, spending time with his family, and while health permitted, hiking in Colorado, New Mexico, Utah and the Davis Mountains of west Texas.

August died peacefully at his home during the early morning hours of Sunday, October 18, 2015.

August is survived by his wife, Judy Wolff of Lincoln; two daughters, Leah Murphy and her husband, Dennis and their sons, Andrew and John of Round Rock and Elizabeth Osborn and her husband, Richard and their daughter, Lucy of Round Rock. He is also survived by his father-in-law, Milton Kasper of Giddings, two brothers-in-law, Melvin Zoch of Giddings and Stephen Kasper and his wife, Nancy of Giddings; three sisters-in-law, Marian Wiederhold and her husband, Jack of Giddings, Lois Teinert and her husband, Dennis of Round Rock and Carol Dove and her husband, Tom of Round Rock; two aunts and a number of nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; mother-inlaw, Edna Umlang Kasper and his sister, Dianne Zoch.

Memorial contributions may be made to Lutheran World Relief, Meals on Wheels, Water to Thrive or to a charity of one’s choice.

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