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Olive (Wold) Loafman (1915-1999)


Posted By: jane austin (email)
Date: 8/17/2017 at 06:55:47


Olive (Wolf) Loafman, the daughter of Edward and Jessie (Leonard) Wolf, was born in Hanely, Saskatchewan, Canada on February 1, 1915. At the age of two, she moved with her family to Sheldon, Iowa where she lived her youth and received her education. Following graduation from Sheldon High School she attended Iowa Teacher's College where she received her teaching certificate.

Olive was united in marriage to Milo Loafman on June 4, 1943 in South Dakota. Following their marriage Milo served his country during World War II in North Africa and Olive taught school in Iowa Falls and Moneta. After the war, Milo and Olive lived in the Sanborn area where Milo was engaged in farming and Olive was a school teacher.

Milo died on January 7, 1967.

Olive returned to college at the University of Northern Iowa and received her bachelor of science degree. She continued teaching in Sanborn, retiring in 1976 after 28 years in Sanborn.

She died at Northwest Iowa Health Center at Sheldon, Iowa on January 1,1999, at the age of 83 years 11 months.

She is survived by her children: Mary and Gary Japenga of Harrison, Idaho, Kay and Ed Fox of Cataldo, Idaho, five grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren: and two sisters: Edna Pitts of Winslow, Ill., and Phyllis and her husband, Bob Fort of Bartelsville, Okla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, and one brother, Jim.

Olive was a member of St Andrews United Methodist Church of Sanborn and a member of the Phi Beta Kappa honorary fraternity. She was very proud of and enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She also enjoyed playing bridge and had a great love for the people of Sanborn.

Memorial services were held January 4 at St Andrews United Methodist Church in Sanborn with Rev. Mike Japenga officiating. Casket bearers were Rev. Mike Japenga, Milo Japenga, Mark Japenga, Gordon Wolf, Jerry Pitts and Ralph Dasen. Milo Japenga, soloist, sang "How Great Thou Art" and "Amazing Grace." Congregational hymn was "What a Friend We Have in Jesus." Mrs. Chris Van Meeteren was organist.

Burial was in Roseland Cemetery, Sanborn, with the Sanbom Funeral Home In charge.

Sanborn (Iowa) Pioneer, Jan 7, 1999, p5


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