|Martha Wolf Heck Glock
February 28, 1935 – September 1, 2016
|Martha Wolf, age 81, of Monticello, formerly of Olin, died Thursday, September 1, 2016, at the Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness. Funeral Services were held at 11:00 Thursday morning, September 8, 2016, at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, where friends called after 9:30. The Rev. Reed Stockman officiated at the services. Interment was in St. John’s Cemetery rural Monticello.
Surviving are three daughters; Adel (Tom) Kessler, Cedar Falls, Regina (Russ) Englebart, Anamosa, Carmen (Jeff) Wollum, Princeton; four grandchildren, Eric (Monica) Englebart, Wyoming, Rachel (Jeremy) Cress, Lisbon, Rochelle (Josh) Kray, Monticello, Stephanie (Brandon) Ricke, Anamosa; six great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Gage Englebart, Kaiden and Kylee Cress, Joshlynn Kray, Wyatt Ricke; her brother, Joseph (Geeta) Wolf, Fishbach, Germany, and a nephew, Jean Claude (Annie) Maissinave, from France. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Harold Glock, and a sister and brother-in-law, Marie (Roger) Maissinave.
Martha Wolf was born February 28, 1935, at Fishbach, Germany. She was the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Bastian) Wolf. She grew up in Germany during WWII. The family lived in a bomb shelter for three years. They eventually fled to the Black Forest and lived out the end of the war, awaiting the return of her father, a captured German Soldier, from a Yugoslavian POW camp. Martha married Hans Heck on October 28, 1955, at Fishbach, Germany. A daughter, Adel, was born to this union. The couple later divorced. Martha worked in a silk nylon factory in Germany after the war. Martha met her husband Harold Glock while he was in the U. S. Army. She and Adel immigrated to the United States by ship and arrived on January 28, 1959. She married Harold on February 7, 1959 at the Lutheran Church in Elkader, Iowa. Two daughters, Regina and Carmen, were born to this union. The couple farmed in Northern Iowa until 1968 when they moved to New Port Mills area near Olin. In 1969 Martha became the head cook at Edinburgh Manor and was employed there until she retired in 1991. Harold would precede her in death on June 15, 2002. Martha lived in Waterloo from 2002 until 2010 when she moved to Monticello.
Martha’s love of cooking was something that not only her family and friends enjoyed, but the residents of Edinburgh Manor. Cooking for them was a gift of friendship and comfort. Martha learned to knit at the age of four, making her own stockings. She continued this craft, along with crocheting many items for friends and family throughout the year. Martha was a hard worker her entire life, ensuring that everyone she knew was taken care of. And the greatest gift Martha enjoyed was spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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