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Martha Wolf


Martha Wolf, 81, of Monticello, formerly of Olin, died Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, at Monticello Nursing and Rehabilitation Center following a brief illness. Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, at Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello, where friends may call after 9:30 a.m. The Rev. Reed Stockman will officiate at the service. Interment will be in St. John's Cemetery, rural Monticello.
Thoughts, memories and condolences may be left at www. goettschonline.com.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Camp Courageous of Iowa or St. John's Lutheran Church.
Surviving are three daughters, Adel (Tom) Kessler, Cedar Falls, Regina (Russ) Engelbart, Anamosa, and Carmen (Jeff) Wollum, Princeton; four grandchildren, Eric (Monica) Engelbart, Wyoming, Rachel (Jeremy) Cress, Lisbon, Rochelle (Josh) Kray, Monticello, and Stephanie (Brandon) Ricke, Anamosa; six great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Gage Engelbart, Kaiden and Kylee Cress, Joslynn Kray and Wyatt Ricke; her brother, Joseph (Geeta) Wolf, Fischbach, 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 Feb. 28, 1935, in Fischbach, Germany, the daughter of Joseph and Anna (Bastian) Wolf. She grew up in Germany during World War II. 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 Oct. 28, 1955, in Fischbach. 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 Jan. 28, 1959. She married Harold on Feb. 7, 1959, at the Lutheran Church in Elkader, Iowa. Two daughters, Regina and Carmen, were born to this union. The couple farmed in northeast Iowa until 1968, when they moved to the New Port Mills area near Olin. In 1969, Martha became head cook at Edinburgh Manor and was employed there until she retired in 1991. Harold preceded 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 at Edinburgh Manor. The cooking for them was a gift of friendship and comfort. Martha learned to knit at the age of 4, making her own stockings. She continued this craft, along with crocheting many items for friends and family throughout the years. Martha was a hard worker her entire life, ensuring everyone she knew was taken care of. The greatest gift Martha enjoyed was spending time with family, especially her grandchildren and