Mar. 12, 1918 Belfield Stark County North Dakota, USA
Oct. 30, 2010 Red Wing Goodhue County Minnesota, USA
A. T."Tom" Wulff, born March 12 1918 in Belfield, North Dakota, Passed away October 30, 2012 at Potter Ridge in Red Wing, Minnesota. Tom was born to Andrew J. And Anna L.(Amundson)Wulff and joined eight siblings, Jacob, Clayton, Isabelle(Kaste Koepp), Marion(Sather), Lillian (Grady), Myrtle (Overson), Oliver, and Anna (Hart) who have preceded him in death. Tom's mother's death when he was 2 1/2 led to Wulff's to move to Mondovi, Wisconsin to be near family. Tom did many odd jobs browing up to help the family during the depression. Loving the Mississippi, he felt fortunate as a young man, to work on the William S. Thompson Dredgeboat and making its maiden voyage from Ohio up the Mississippi to Fountain City, where it operated until recent years. Tom worked with his father building housed in Fort Dodge, Iowa and married his wife , Fern L. Hill in Badger, Iowa where he built the family their first home. After managing a hemp plant in Iowa that supplied rope for the war efforts and also recovering from a rheumatic illness, he joined the Marines and was honorably discharged in 1950. He moved his family to "Mockingbird Hill" in Flower Valley of Red Wing where they lived until April of this year. Tom enjoyed many years of constructing churches, schools, hospitals and manufacturing plants. One of his most interesting projects was managing the renovation of the St. James Hotel where Fern was his office assistant and payroll clerk. After his retirement of that project, he enjoyed working with Jean Chesley and Elizabeth Hedin on the Goodhue County Historical Museum project in Red Wing. Although Tom grew up in the church, he realized his need of Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior at a Billy Graham Crusade in 1952. It did not make him perfect but it did make him forgiven. Experiencing a deeper understanding of his faith he had a passion to help small congregations in Minnesota to meet their needs in a more affordable way often volunteering many hours of time and talent. Tom also served many years on the Lutheran Free Association Seminary Board while they were developing their school. Preceding him in death are his parents, Eight siblings, two grandchildren, Andrew Thomas Wulff 11, and a stillborn girl, and one great-grandchild, Taden Andrew Thomas Taylor. Survivors include his wife Fern, Children Martha (Gerry) Blomberg, Oshkosh, Wisconsin; Betty (Larry)Alden, Sheridan, Wyoming; Alan(Nancy)Wulff, Red Wing; LaVonne(Peter)Komlos, Appleton, Wisconsin; Thomas(Kathy)Wulff, Middleton, Wisconsin;and Grant(Mary) Wulff, Red Wing. Also surviving Tom are sixteen grandchildren and twenty two great-grandchildren.Tom deeply appreciated his family and always enjoyed being around them. They were very blessed to have him in their lives.