OBITUARY: Herman William Wolff


Herman William Wolff, 79, of Leander, Texas, passed away on Sept. 6, 2018 after a six-year battle with the rarest of rare cancers, Angiosarcoma.

He was born, at home on a farm outside Floresville, TX on Dec. 23, 1938 to Albert Wolff and Alice Stahl. When his dad died at the age of 42, Herman quit school to help work on the family farm. After receiving his GED, Herman joined the US Air Force for four years.

During his time in the service he specialized in Radio Ground Equipment Communications while stationed in Mississippi and Georgia.  After his Honorable Discharge he worked for the Texas Department of Public Safety in Fleet Communications, advancing his career to retire 31 years later as the Fleet Communications Manager. 

His hobbies included antique tractor restoration, local neighborhood improvement projects and involvement in local Church activities. He married his first wife, Mary Elizabeth Nitchsmann of Floresville, Texas on June 20, 1959. After 49 years of marriage he lost her to cancer. 

Four years later he met and married Michele Mastin Johnson on March 16, 2013. Herman is survived by current wife, Michele of Leander;  daughter, Denise Dugan and husband Rob of Buda; son, David Wolff of Leander.  Stepsons, Michael Johnson of Jacksonville, FL; Aaron Johnson and wife Robin of Cedar Park.  Grandchildren, Jimmy Barnhouse and wife Stephanie Minnerly, Kyle Barnhouse, Cody Wolff, Tiffany Wolff and Ariel Johnson.  Great grandchildren, Dakota Eaves and Hunter Eaves. Siblings, Charles Wolff (deceased), Myra Whitlock, Robert Wolff, Gladys Myer and Shirley Maha, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, in-laws and friends. 

Herman’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Hospice Austin and Cottonwood Creek Nursing and Rehabilitation Center for their dedication and caring service during their time of need.

Visitation will be held at Beck Funeral Home, Cedar Park, Texas on Sunday, Sept. 9 from 4–6 p.m.  Funeral Services will be held at Beck Funeral Home on Monday, Sept. 10 at 11 a.m. with grave side services to follow at Bagdad Cemetery, Leander, Texas.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to American Cancer Society. Arrangements under the direction of Beck Funeral Home, 1700 E. Whitestone, Cedar Park, Texas 78613, (512) 259-1610.