Iohani Otto Melila Wolfgramm

Iohani Otto Melila Wolfgramm

Vava'u, Tonga
Death 16 Sep 1997 (aged 86)
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Burial West Jordan, Salt Lake County, Utah, USA
Memorial ID 57914226 · View Source
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Iohani Otto Melila Wolfgramm, a spiritual church pioneer for his country and people, age 86, died peacefully at home in the arms of his loving companion and wife, Salote Fakatou, his immediate family and loved ones in Salt Lake City, Utah. He passed away of cancer.
He was the son of Charles Fredrick Wolfgramm and Salome Fouu Afu. He married Salote Lasini Fakatou of Felemea on July 19, 1933 at Neiafu Vava'u, Tonga, later sealed at the LDS Salt Lake Temple on November 10, 1965. Iohani was a high priest, Liberty 3rd Ward, Tongan Stake, Salt Lake City, Utah. Former ward member of the Kenwood Ward, Wilford Stake. Iohani and Salote Wolfgramm had lived and served faithfully in the church in Tongatapu, Ha'apai, Vava'u, Eua, and in the U.S. They were temple goers with a deep love for the dead and temple service. They had filled several proselyting missions and numerous building assignments for the church in Tonga for about 30 years. Proselyting for 17 years labor missionaries, they filled seven missions for the church. Spent six years building Liahona High School and other chapels throughout the island. The Lord has blessed our family tremendously. The windows of Heaven were opened to us. We have experienced what we consider many miracles in the courses of our missions. Survived by Salote Lasini Fakatou Wolfgramm; children, Anna Malina (Joseph) Henderson, CA; Salesi (Fononga) Wolfgramm, Salt Lake; Taiana (Kalanite) Brown, Salt Lake; Tisina (Roy) Gerber, Salt Lake; Samuela (Manu) Wolfgramm, Salt Lake; Maikeli (Vake) Wolfgramm, CA; Leilani (Aaron) Watene, CA; Fololeni (Clinton) Borg, Lehi; Walter (Pasepa) Wolfgramm, Calif.; Norma (Vaikoula) Mee, AK; Elsie (Sione Veili) Ahokovi, West Valley; Lisiate (Pamela) Wolfgramm, FL; Tila (Tony) Brown, Taylorsville; Uni Wolfgramm, Kearns; Lose (Hosea) Fitita, Salt Lake; Semisi (Lora), West Jordan; 172 grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including the singing group "The Jets" and "The Polynesian Pearls"; brothers, Osika (Lavinia) Wolfgramm, Salt Lake; Koloti Wolfgramm, Salt Lake; Makanesi Wolfgramm; Walter (Lavender) Wolfgramm, San Diego; sister, Maata Mele Isileli Fiefia, Salt Lake. Preceded in death by daughters, Ofa Moana, Ana Sillito; and son, Napoleone.

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