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Written by Ozaukee Press   
Wednesday, 01 November 2017 17:19

     Carl A. Wulff of Port Washington had a unique skill.
    While working in air traffic control for the U.S. Army in the 1950s at Fort Bliss, Texas, he wrote data on a large sheet of glass that pilots would read from the opposite side.
    That means Mr. Wulff had to write backward.
    “He was quite proud of that,” his brother Bill said.
    Mr. Wulff, 82, died at Harbor Club in Port Washington on Tuesday, Oct. 31, of natural causes.
    He was born on Sept. 22, 1935, to Carl and Eveline Hovener Wulff in Milwaukee. The family moved to Grafton when he was an infant, and Mr. Wulff graduated from Grafton High School before joining the Army.
    After serving his country, Mr. Wulff moved back to Grafton and worked for many years as a custodian for the Grafton School District. He developed nicknames for many students and enjoyed teasing them in passing.
    “And the kids liked him, too. He was a typical old-time janitor,” his brother said.
    Following his retirement, Mr. Wulff moved to the Harbor Club in Port Washington and said, “This is my home now and the workers here are my family.” He enjoyed interacting with the staff.
    Mr. Wulff liked snowmobiling and deer hunting on his acre of land in the Town of Grafton he called “Da Gynt.” He had a mount of a 10-point buck in his room at Harbor Club.
    He collected antique clocks, filling a room with them. Many of his treasures  came from auctions.
    “He and my mother would go. She would get a line on one and he would tell him, ‘Carl, you’ve got to have this one,’” his brother said.
    Mr. Wulff was a member of the Ozaukee Investment Club, which researched companies and collectively invested in them.
His brother said he had an easygoing personality.
    “He liked to tease people a lot. It was just fun stuff, nothing vicious,” he said. “He’d have separate techniques for different people.”
    Mr. Wulff is survived by his sister Lorna May (Donald) Huebner of Madison and brothers Bill (Lorna) of Cedar Grove, Kurt (Louise) of Needham, Mass., and Keith (Judith) of La Grange, Ky.
    A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 9, at Eernisse Funeral Home in Port Washington. The Rev. Kelly Nieman-Anderson will preside.
    Visitation will be at the funeral home from 1 p.m. until the service.
    Burial will be at Lakefield Cemetery in the Town of Grafton.