Shane Wolff Obituary, Death – Wolf, Shane nee Zien, who resided in St. Louis Park, Minnesota and was 84 years old, went away suddenly from an unexpected illness. She was born in Duluth, and she lived there for the entirety of her life. Shane was a wonderful wife, mother, and grandmother who spent her entire life caring for her family. She was a talented musician who played the viola da gamba for a number of years with the baroque ensemble Musica Antiqua and the cello with the Northeast Orchestra. She also played the viola da gamba in the Northeast Orchestra (Fridley Community Orchestra).
In addition to this, she was a stalwart supporter of civil rights and causes associated with the liberal ideology. Shane was an enthusiastic competitor in a number of different sports, the most notable of which were golf and jogging. These are two hobbies that she started doing when she was a young woman in her 50s and continued doing well into her 70s. Shane passed away in her 70s. The sharpness of her wit and the hilarity of her sense of humor never failed to make me grin from ear to ear. Her husband, Felix, as well as both of her parents, Isadore and Sarah Zien, as well as her sister Ruth Heller, and both of her brothers James and Leonard had all previously passed away.
Survived by his son, Jonathan, who lives in New York; his daughter and son-in-law, Julia and Mark Gerstein, who live in Highland Park, Illinois; his grandchildren, Alison and Evan Gerstein; his sisters-in-law, Lois Zien and Margot Wolf; his niece and nephew, Sara and Peter Zien; and a large number of great nieces and great-nephews. Jonathan is survived by his son, Jonathan, who lives in New York. Julia and Mark Gerstein live in Highland Funeral service WEDNESDAY 12 NOON, ADATH JESHURUN CONGREGATION, 10500 Hillside Lane, Minnetonka. Donations made in honor of the person who has passed away can be sent to the American Civil Liberties Union, Northeast Orchestra, 1451 Glacier Lane Northeast, Fridley, Minnesota 55421; or the donor can choose another charitable organization. SHIVA is located at 2710 Huntington Avenue South in St. Louis Park, Minnesota (Wed. and Thurs. 7 PM).