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Carrolyne Wolff

Carrolyne Wolff, age 86, of Aurora, passed away on Friday, July 5, 2019 at Memorial Hospital.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Tuesday, July 9th at the Chapel of Higby-McQuiston Mortuary. Rev. Greg Reed will officiate. Interment will be in the Aurora Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Memorials may be made to the family to designate at a later date. Condolences may be e-mailed to the family through the mortuary website at www.higbymortuary.com.


Carrolyne I. Wolff was born to Cyrus E. and Carrie Mae (Van Wormer) Carlson on March 26, 1933 on a farm near Marquette, Nebraska and passed away at Aurora, Nebraska, on July 5, 2019, at the age of 86.

Carrolyne was one of six children in the family and lived on the farm until the age of two when the family moved into Aurora. She grew up and attended public schools in Aurora, graduating in 1950. Carrolyne was named the first “Miss Aurora” in 1949 at the Harvest of Harmony Parade. She worked at the Little Owl Diner and was a dental assistant for Dr. J. M. Allen. Carrolyne married LaVern Wolff on February 10, 1952 and in 1953 joined him in El Paso, Texas where he was serving in the U.S. Army. She lived for two years in Texas where their first child, Debra was born. They returned to Aurora in 1955 and another child, Curtis, was born that year. In the winter of 1955 they moved to a farm 3 ˝ miles north of Aurora and lived there for 25 years. In 1978, they moved to the home place 5 miles north of town and retired from farming in 1999. Vern passed away on May 19, 2015.

Carrolyne was a lifetime member of the United Methodist Church. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, brother ‘Red’ Carlson and sisters, Gloria Christian and Donna Taylor.

Those who remain to cherish her memory are her two children, Deb Wolff and Curt (Lila) Wolff all of Aurora; 5 grandchildren, Chyanne Krause (Ryan Kuester), Brandis (Brian) Bauer, Sara (Dane) Sutherland, Sam (Amy) Wolff, Sally (Kevin) Bolis and 10 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Noni Troester of Hampton and brother, Dick (Thelma) Carlson of Aurora.

She told her family, “Finally got me out of the house!”

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