Corey D. Wolff, 64, Watford City, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at his rural Watford City home. Corey's funeral services are at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at First Lutheran Church, Watford City, with the Rev. Chris Montgomery...
Corey D. Wolff, 64, Watford City, died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, at his rural Watford City home.
Corey's funeral services are at 3 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, at First Lutheran Church, Watford City, with the Rev. Chris Montgomery and Pastoral Assistant Rob Favorite officiating.
Corey David Wolff was born on Dec. 27, 1942, to Jacob and Rebecca Wolff in a farmhouse by Culbertson, Mont. He graduated high school at Culbertson High School and later earned a bachelor of arts in agriculture at Montana State University.
On Aug. 25, 1973, Corey married Johnetta Lou Minser in Reno, Nev. The two lived in Culbertson for a year where their first daughter, Rebecca, was born on Aug. 31, 1974.
Over the course of the next 20 years, he worked as a television ad salesman, Allis Chalmers salesman and a loan officer for numerous places.
He lived in Watford City, Mott, Dickinson, Hastings, Mich., and Caro, Mich.
The couple had two more children, Jacob John Wolff, in 1981, and Coraley Jo Wolff, in 1989.
He was finally able to attain his life dream in 1999, when he bought land south east of Watford City, where he spent his time with his beloved family and cows.
Corey loved being with his family and watching them prosper.
In 1998, Becky married Matthew Schreiner and J.J. and Patty (Kuntz) were joined in marriage in 2006.
He enjoyed spending time with his grand daughters, Abigail, 9, Annalise, 2, and Avery, 4½ months.
He was eagerly awaiting the birth of his first grandson, Isaac Jacob Wolff, who is expected in March.
He was a wonderful and loving husband, father, grandfather, uncle, great-uncle and friend.
It seemed like Corey had a friend in every town he visited. Some of his favorite past times were watching his cows, sitting on the deck with his family and playing pinochle with friends.
He knew many life lessons and was always willing to share his experiences.
Corey embraced the simple things in life and always saw the beauty of nature.
He loved his ranch and living out in the country, because "even Watford City has too much traffic," as he commented.
Corey's children were the pride and glory of his life, and he talked them up whenever he could.
If you did not know him, Corey could be intimidating; however he was a teddy bear on the inside.
He is survived by his wife; three children; three grandchildren; two brothers, Bernard and Dick Wolff; and one sister, Kathy Petterman.
He was preceded in death are his parents; and two brothers, Ervin and Darwin.
Corey, you were our rock, we will miss you. We know you are watching over us. You have left a legacy that will be carried on through your beloved children and grandchildren. Sleep on and rest in the greatest of peace.
Friends may call from 1-5 p.m. today, Sunday, Dec. 15, 2007, at Fulkerson Funeral Home, Watford City, and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.
Friends may send condolences and sign an online register at www.fulkersons.com .
(Fulkerson Funeral Home, Watford City)