With sadness, we announce the passing of Karl Wulff at the age of 95. Karl is predeceased by his parents, August and Marie Wulff, his wife, Olga, his brothers, Fredrick (Jeff) and Helmut, and his sister, Freda, stepchildren, Charles (Chuck) Ward, Audrey Ward, Sharon Lang and step son-in-law, Dan Lang, grandchildren, Carmen Henderson, Darryl Ward, Alexis Miller and Cassandra Ward. He is survived by three step-children, Gary Ward, Penny Ward Wolfson (Steve) and Randy Ward (Corrina). He also has many, many grandchildren and great-grandchildren and even a few great, great grandchildren for whom his memory is a blessing. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Karl was born and raised in Raymore, Saskatchewan on his parents’ farm. Karl always wanted to be a farmer with his own farm and worked many and varied jobs to attain that goal. He spent time in the B.C. lumber camps hauling logs out, he worked on building highways in Saskatchewan and drove large trucks across the country. When his youngest brother, Jeff, was diagnosed with MS, Karl took a break from work and took Jeff to the US for treatment, staying to help care for him while he was there. Karl eventually rented the Lintott farm until he could buy it.
When Karl was 47 he met and married Olga Ward. Olga was a widow with two teenagers still at home, four adult children and a lot of grandkids. Olga, Penny and Randy moved to the farm in 1974 from Regina. They had originally been from Semans so for Olga, it was a move back to a community she was very familiar with. Penny finished her last two years of high school in Raymore. For Randy, moving to the farm changed the trajectory of his life and he’s been forever grateful for that. With his new family, his farm became the hub for family gatherings; a place to come and just breath, not to mention, enjoy Karl’s homemade sausage and Olga’s great cooking and baking. The grandchildren found open spaces to roam and spent many summers and holidays with their grandparents. Karl took all of this in stride. Karl and Olga eventually had a house built in Raymore with the most fantastic large yard for the next group of grandkids to explore.
It broke Karl’s heart when the love of his life passed away in 2012, but he carried on doing what he could for her children and grandchildren and his community as he had always done. He always felt a great duty to be involved in his community and contribute however he could. That sometimes meant being a quasi-veterinarian for fellow farmers, being a life-long member of the Elks Lodge or simply cutting the grass at the Lutheran church in Quintin.
Karl lived a long and full life and when the time came, he was ready for the rest.