Verla Valeria Wolfgang
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Verla Valeria Wolfgang
  • April 23, 1923 - October 19, 2016
  • Michigan

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Born at midnight April 23, 1923 at her Dansville home to Roy and Gertrude Glover, passed away on October 19, 2016 at the age of 93. Verla attended Ingham Township Agricultural School from Kindergarten through graduation in 1941. She worked part time in Kean's Dime Store, later full time, before going to work at Abram's Aerial Survey during the war. Verla later worked as a clerk for the Internal Revenue Service in Lansing, MI, and Manfield, OH, for five years, then joined the U.S. Postal Service and served as Postmaster for Dansville, MI for 25 years. She married Elbridge Wolfgang Jr. in 1954. Verla retired in 1983 and spent the next several years touring the country and photographing every capitol with her husband.

Verla was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Elbridge "Frenchy" Wolfgang Jr.; brother, Gilbert Glover; sister, Lois (Glover) Silsby. She is survived by Mark (Kim) Wolfgang of Mason; Doug (Cheri) Wolfgang of Battle Creek; Vicki Murphy of Haslett; nephew, Gavin Glover of Statesville, NC; niece, Sharon (Wayne) Sodman of Dansville; grandchildren, Rick Wolfgang of Pendleton, IN, Sherri (Randy) Dial of Dresden, TN, Michael (Becky) Tugen of Bath, Matt (Emily) Green of Battle Creek; 9 great-grandchildren; and 5 great-great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held at 12:00 noon, Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, 621 S. Jefferson St., Mason, MI 48854. The family will receive friends on Monday, October 24, 2016 from 4-7 p.m. and one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to Heartland Hospice, 865 S. Cedar St., Mason, MI 48854.