Rev. Arnold Wulff

Rev. Arnold George Wulff, 92, formerly of Forest Park, died on March 2, 2016 was called to his heavenly home on March 2nd, 2016. Born on July 20, 1923 in Augusta, Kentucky to Rev. Robert and Beatha Wulff, he graduated from Capital University in 1946 and from Trinity Lutheran Seminary in 1948. He married Ruth Rebber in June of 1947. Rev. Wulff served at Peace Lutheran Church in Evansville, Indiana before moving to southern Illinois to serve dual parishes at Zion Lutheran Church in Gillispie and St. John Lutheran Church in Dorchester. He also served for 21 years at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Forest Park before moving to Marion, Ohio to serve as associate pastor of Emanuel Lutheran Church.

Rev. Wulff was a member of the Capital University Chapel Choir while attending Capital University. He was also a member of the Emanuel Lutheran Church Choir after moving to Marion. He was involved in many community organizations. It was always his joy to help those in need.

He and his wife, Ruth, made numerous trips to Europe and also traveled to the Holy Land. Together, they visited every state in the United States including Hawaii and Alaska. He is remembered as a generous individual who loved his family and was passionate about his ministry and caring for his congregational members.

Rev. Wulff is survived by his wife, Ruth (Rebber) Wulff; his children, Dr. Jonathan Paul Wulff (Cynthia), Mary Ann Wulff Lynn (Lawrence), and Donna Marie Wulff Scott (James); his brother, Werner Robert Wulff (Marilyn); his sister-in-law, Geraldine Wulff; his brother-in law, Julius Kaduk; nine grandchildren, and 12 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his father, Rev. Robert Wulff and mother, Beatha Gugel Wulff, and two brothers, Gilbert Wulff and Richard Wulff.

Visitation was held on March 6 at Emanuel Lutheran Church, 241 S. Prospect St., in Marion with service following at 4:30 p.m. Graveside service was held March 7 at Marion Cemetery. 

Boyd-Born Funeral Home handled arrangements. Memorials can be made to the Emanuel Lutheran Church Music Fund or Trinity Lutheran Seminary.

The family would like to thank Joyce’s Angels and Marion General Hospice for their wonderful care. Rev. Wulff was able to be cared for in his home because of their love and dedication.

Based on an obituary published in the Marion Star on March 4.