2018-09-12 / Obituaries

Herman William Wolff


Herman William Wolff, 79, of Leander, Texas, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 6, 2018, after a six-year battle with the rarest of rare cancers, angiosarcoma. He was born at home on a farm outside Floresville on Dec. 23, 1938, to Albert Wolff and Alice Stahl.

When his dad died at the age of 42, Herman quit school to help work on the family farm. After receiving his GED, Herman joined the U.S. Air Force for four years. During his time in the service, he specialized in radio ground equipment communications while stationed in Mississippi and Georgia. After his honorable discharge, he worked for the Texas Department of Public Safety in fleet communications, advancing his career to retire 31 years later as the fleet communications manager. His hobbies included antique tractor restoration, local neighborhood improvement projects, and involvement in local church activities.

Herman married his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Nitschmann of Floresville, on June 20, 1959. After 49 years of marriage, he lost her to cancer. Four years later, he met and married Michele Mastin Johnson on March 16, 2013.

He was preceded in death by his brother, Charles Wolff.

Herman is survived by his wife, Michele of Leander; daughter Denise Dugan and husband Rob of Buda; son David Wolff of Leander; stepsons Michael Johnson of Jacksonville, Fla., and Aaron Johnson and wife Robin of Cedar Park; grandchildren Jimmy Barnhouse and wife Stephanie Minnerly, Kyle Barnhouse, Cody Wolff, Tiffany Wolff, and Ariel Johnson; great-grandchildren Dakota Eaves and Hunter Eaves; siblings Myra Whitlock, Robert Wolff, Gladys Myer, and Shirley Maha; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws, and friends.

Herman’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Hospice Austin and Cottonwood Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their dedication and caring service during their time of need.

Visitation was held on Sunday, Sept. 9, from 4-6 p.m. in the Beck Funeral Home in Cedar Park.

A funeral service was held on Monday at 11 a.m. in the funeral home.

A graveside service followed in the Bagdad Cemetery in Leander.

Memorial contributions may be made to American Cancer Society.

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