Lucille “Lucy” V. (Ide) Rolf, age 89, of Lester Prairie, passed away Monday, Nov. 23, 2020, at Meeker Memorial Hospital in Litchfield.
Lucille “Lucy” Violet (Ide) Rolf was born March 9, 1931, in Bergen Township, Lester Prairie, MN. She was the daughter of Albert and Ella (Zebell) Ide.
Lucille was baptized as an infant March 15, 1931, by Pastor J.A. Schert at her home, and later confirmed in her faith as a youth, April 2, 1944, by Pastor A.F. Vomhof at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.
Lucille attended country school through eighth grade, including two years at the Lutheran school in Lester Prairie.
Aug. 22, 1959, Lucille was united in marriage to Roland “Rollie” Benjamin Rolf by Pastor A.F. Vomhof at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie.
Lucy and Rollie made their home in Lester Prairie. Their marriage was blessed with four children, Charles, Monica, Ronald, and Wade. Lucy and Rollie shared over 54 years of marriage together, until Rollie passed away March 17, 2014.
In her younger years, Lucy worked as a waitress at Dibbs Café, and later at Tonka Toys in Mound. She also worked at Roger’s Jack & Jill grocery store in Lester Prairie, as well as cleaning the offices of Schoenberger’s Dental Office and Young America Insurance Company.
Lucy was an active member of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie. As her ministry to the church, Lucy attended Bible study, sang in the church choir, and served on the sandwich ministry and funeral committee.
Lucy enjoyed attending auctions, embroidering, playing cards and games, putting together puzzles, traveling, listening to old-time music, and supporting the Minnesota Twins, but her true passion was spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She was so proud to be called “Grandma the Great.”
Lucille is survived by her daughter, Monica Watry and husband, Herb, of Litchfield; sons, Ronald Rolf and wife, Pam, of Waco, TX, Wade Rolf and wife, Tamra, of Hutchinson; daughter-in-law, Gail Rolf of Lester Prairie; grandchildren, Christopher Rolf of Lester Prairie, Nichole Rejkowski and husband, Mike, of Carrollton, TX, Kristin Rogers and husband, Karl, of Oronoco, John Watry and wife, Emily, of Chaska, Nicholas Watry and wife, Shelby, of Gasport, NY, Haley Waldorf and husband, Taylor, of Chanhassen, Josiah Rolf of Hutchinson; great-grandchildren, Sophia Rogers, Jocelyn Rogers, Brielle Rogers, Josie Watry, Sadie Watry, Grace Watry, Colton Watry, Avery Rejkowski, Henley Rejkowski, Micah Waldorf, baby Waldorf due in May; brother, Victor Ide of Hutchinson; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Jeannine Murphy of Hudson, WI, Mary Birkholz of New Richmond, WI, Louis Rolf and wife, Jenny, of New Richmond, WI, Richard Rolf and wife, Barb, of Cambridge, MD, Betty Rolf of Burnsville; nephews, nieces, other relatives, and many friends.
Lucille was preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Ella Ide; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Fred and Agnes Rolf; husband, Roland “Rollie” Rolf; son, Charles “Chuck” Rolf; siblings, Deloris and Henry Richter, Albin and Alice Ide, Elmer and Helen Ide, Alta and Joe Graupmann, Bernice and Harold Lindquist; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Lucy Ide, James Murphy, Nancy Rolf, George Birkholz, and Charlie Rolf.
A private family funeral service took place Tuesday, Dec. 1 at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lester Prairie, with interment in the church cemetery. Pastor Eric Nelson officiated with organist Lynn Mueller and soloist James Ide. Lucille’s grandchildren were the casket bearers.
Arrangements were by the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel of Lester Prairie. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.mcbridechapel.com.