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Earl Wolfe, 95

Earl Wolfe, 95

Earl Leroy Wolfe was born November 10, 1918 to Claude and Cecelia (Olson) Wolfe in Lark, North Dakota. At a young age, Earl and his family moved by foot to the Moorhead area with their cattle. He had two brothers, Walter and Harold and two sisters, Doris and Vivian.

Earl married Inez Mjolsness on April 9, 1940 and they lived in northern Minnesota. They adopted Judy Cheryll in 1958. She was 11 months old at the time. Earl did various jobs including farming. In October 1960, Inez passed away from Brights disease.

On October 26, 1961, Earl was united in marriage to Lena Marie McDonald, moving to Alexandria in 1962. They owned an antique shop on 6th Avenue called the "The Trading Post," later to be renamed "The Curiosity Shop."

Judy married Albert Bullick in February of 1975, and in October of that year Earl and Lena began wintering in Arizona. They square-danced their way across the States and into Canada with many good friends.

Earl enjoyed fishing, golfing and helping Al with miscellaneous jobs from yard work to tearing down old barns and everything in between. When he would tire at the end of the day he would put his gloves in his pocket and say, "Ive had the biscuit," and go home. His main joy was his family, including his two granddaughters, Kristal and Aymee and later his five great-grandchildren. His bond with his youngest great-granddaughter, Darling was one that words just cannot describe. He also enjoyed collecting hats, belt buckles and miles traveling and dancing.

On January 5, 2014, at the age of 95, Earl died at Grand Arbor with his daughter Judy holding his hand and a favorite square-dance record playing. He was greeted in heaven by Lena for their "big party and dance."

He is survived by daughter, Judy (Albert) Bullick; granddaughters, Kristal (Jim) Odden and Aymee (Mike) Johnson; and five great-grandchildren, Allen, Bethany, Cecelia, Darling and Eirik Odden.

Earl was preceded in death by his parents, Claude and Cecelia; his siblings, Walter, Harold, Doris and Vivian; and his wives, Inez (infant son, Bruce) and Lena.

Dad/Grandpa will be remembered always and missed dearly, but hes had the biscuit and is going home for the big dance.

Funeral services were held Thursday, January 9 at Grand Arbor in Alexandria. Burial will be at Kinkead Cemetery.

Arrangements are with Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.