Juliana Wolff

Juliana Esther Mae Wolff, age 87, of Prior Lake, MN, formerly of Hibbing, MN, met Jesus on Tuesday evening, October 1, 2019.

A Celebration of Life honoring Julie will be on Saturday, October 12 at 12 (noon), with a visitation from 10:30-11:45 am at Friendship Church, 17741 Fairlawn Avenue, Prior Lake, MN.  Pastor Clarence St. John and Pastor Mike McGee will preside, with grandchildren acting as pall bearers. Julie will be laid to rest at a private family interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, MN.

Julie was born on May 9, 1932, to Reggie and Esther (Braddon) Edlund at home on May Lake in Walker, MN. When she was very young, they moved to Duluth and finally settled in Proctor, MN. Music was always a very important part of her life. She learned to play the piano at a very early age, bringing her musical talents to the Proctor High School Band, playing the glockenspiel, and ultimately marching in the Rose Bowl Parade. These talents blessed many others as she played and accompanied vocalists on the piano and later the organ.

During high school, Julie met the love of her life and future husband, Wally, while riding on the school bus. They were married on July 28, 1951. Their family grew in size and multiplied in joy with the birth of Tim in 1953 and Dan in 1956. That same year, they moved to Hibbing and in 1958 were blessed with the birth of their daughter, Becky.

Julie was an excellent cook and almost always had a gang to feed, but her rhubarb pies were her specialty. She was a talented seamstress, making many of her own dresses and formal gowns. Even though she was a busy mom with 3 kids, Julie still found time to be the Cherub Choir Director for many years and fill-in organist at First Lutheran Church in Hibbing. Most importantly and above all else was her faith in her Lord. In 1976, she opened up her Christian bookstore in Hibbing called John 10:10. Julie’s first store was on Howard Street in Hibbing and when it outgrew that location, she moved it to the Irongate Mall.

Julie and Wally loved to travel, and they combined their faith with that travel. In 1974 they started going to Mexico, where they became involved in mission work. Julie and Wally became friends with many of the local people, including those working in orphanages. In 1992, they took a 108-day around the world cruise. Julie and Wally continued to travel, explore and experience life, spending many winters at their home in Mexico and then Mission, TX, but their hearts will always be at the home they built on Sand Lake, south of Hibbing, where many memories were made.

The legacy of Julie will now live on in the hearts of those she loved most, husband, Wally; children, Tim (Cheryl) Wolff, Dan (Vicki) Wolff, Becky (Dave) Lucas; grandchildren, Joby (Marie Paulisich) Wolff, Beth (Brad) Hyduke, Jaimie (Chris) Olson, Katie (Mike) Dutchin, Taylor (Courtney Svaleson) Wolff, Maria Jaynes, Alex Wolff, Bryan (Angie) Wolff, Josh (Stacy) Lucas, Sarah Lucas; great-grandchildren, Gradey, Rohrey, Tyler, Allie, Ryleigh, Monica, Harvey, Arianna, Bella, Gabby, Elena, Ben, Chase, Kate, and many relatives and friends.

Julie was preceded in death by her beloved parents, Reggie and Esther Edlund and her beloved parents-in-law, Wally and Eva Wolff, and after Eva’s death, Gloria Wolff.

Special note about getting to the Celebration of Life Service in Prior Lake. There is a great deal of road construction, including road closures, currently taking place in the Prior Lake area. Please use online navigation to get the most up to date information on these closures and to plan your best route to Friendship Church.

Funeral arrangements by Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation, Jordan, MN

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  1. We are so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. What an incredible life she had lived, and such a wonderful, loving family she nurtured. Many hugs coming your way.

  2. Dorothy & David Meineke

    To Julie’s family,

    I have always enjoyed my time with Julie in the Hibbing area – Christian Womens Club etc. She was a women who had a special relationship with our Savior and she shared it with all she knew. I will miss her smile and of course her hospitality. We will see you again Julie. Love David and Dorothy Meineke

  3. We are so sorry to hear of the loss of your mother/grandmother. Please know our thoughts & prayers are with the family.

    Gary & Joan Nelson

  4. Thoughts and prayers for you and your family..

  5. Ken and Janelle Ludzack

    We are very sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. May God comfort you and may the memories of your time with your mom bring joy. Ken and Janelle.

  6. My childhood wax graced by so many wonderful memories about Julie especially going to the lake cabin.
    My sincere condolences to everyone during this difficult time.

  7. We were so sorry to hear of Julie’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and we so enjoyed partnering with her in both some music and mission convention ministries. She was so kind and a blessing to all around her. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
    Pastors John and Gina Koppel

  8. Tim and Debbie Johnson and Family

    We are so sorry to learn of the passing of your mother/grandmother. She left quite a family legacy.
    God Bless.
    Tim and Debbie Johnson and Family.

  9. Phyllis Doyle Jensen

    The thoughts and prayers of Julie’s classmates from the 1950 High School Class of Proctor Minnesota. We will miss you. Thanks for the pictures you shared of our grade school classes, they will be shared and enjoyed.

  10. Please accept my thoughts and prayers. At this time rely on the whole family and hold each other up. I have donated to Alzheimer’s Association in Juie’s name.

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