Ruth C. Rolf

Funeral services for Ruth C. Rolf, 75, of Lester Prairie were held Dec. 5 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with the Rev. Grant Bode officiating.

Mrs. Rolf died on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 1998 at the Glencoe Area Health Center.

The organist was Jane Holasek, and the congregational hymns were "Jesus Lives, The Victory's Won," "Nearer My God to Thee" and "How Great Thou Art." The soloist was Claire Larson and she sang the solo, "Supper Time."

The pallbearers were Lowell Ittel, David Oelfke, Marvin Stoeckmann, Jim Thiel, Richard Stoeckmann and Arthur "Buddy" Michaelis. Interment was in the church cemetery in Lester Prairie.

Ruth C. Rolf was born to Dietrich and Elise (Wroge) Stoeckmann on Feb. 17, 1923 in Hamburg. She was baptized on Feb. 25, 1923 at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg by the Rev. Baumann. She also was confirmed by the Rev. Baumann at the same church on March 21, 1937.

She attended high school in Glencoe until her graduation in 1941.

On. Nov. 7, 1942, she was united in marriage to Oscar Rolf at Emanuel Lutheran Church by the Rev. Bauman. The couple made their home on Oscar Rolf's home farm in rural Lester Prairie. At that time, she joined St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, where she was a member of the Ladies Aid and also sang in the church choir.

Mrs. Rolf was employed by Tonka Toys in Mound for 19 years. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting afghans and spending time with her grandchildren.

Surviving are her husband, Oscar, of Lester Prairie; children, Pamela Farber and husband, Leroy, of Montrose, Jerry Rolf and wife, Susan, of Lester Prairie, and Roger Rolf and wife, Kate, of Frazee; grandchildren, Chad Farber, Nancy Farber, Abby Rolf, Cody Rolf, Serena Rolf and Elissa Rolf; great-grandchildren, Taylor Keinholz and Briana Keinholz; sisters, Martha Luebke of Waconia and Erna Thiel of Lester Prairie; sisters-in-law, Eleanora Kennedy of West Palm Beach, Fla., and Lillian Schultz of Rapid City, S.D.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, William and Carl Stoeckmann; and sisters, Hilda Oelfke and Eleanor Michaelis.

The Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Lester Prairie handled arrangements.

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