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Robert Rolph

June 27, 1924 September 30, 2016
Robert Rolph
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Obituary for Robert Rolph

ROBERT RAY ROLPH was born on June 27, 1924 to Verne and Florence (Anderson) Rolph in Magnolia Township, Minnesota. He was raised on the farm and received his education in town. Bob graduated from Magnolia High School in June 1942. Throughout his upbringing, Bob worked with his father, who taught him the trade of carpentry. In 1943, he joined the United States Army. During his service, Bob worked as a medic and was stationed in both Florida and Alaska. Following his honorable discharge, he returned home and continued working as a carpenter. On May 18, 1948 Bob was united in marriage to Eva Lou Lafrentz at Peace Lutheran Church. The couple made their home in Luverne and were blessed with three daughters. Bob went to work in a cabinet shop in Luverne owned by Vernon Frakes. In 1958, he bought the shop from Vern and operated the business as Rolph’s Cabinet Shop until his retirement. Eva Lou passed away on June 23, 2007. On Friday, September 30, 2016, Robert passed away at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls, South Dakota at the age of 92 years, three months and three days.

Bob led a very simple life. He enjoyed reading, listening to music and playing cards, especially pinochle. He and Eva Lou enjoyed traveling throughout their life, including trips to Hawaii, Alaska and Okinawa, Japan. Most of all, Bob loved his wife and family.

Bob is survived by his two daughters, Cheryl (Larry) Nath and Patricia Rolph, all of Luverne; ten grandchildren, Tracy LaSueur, Shelley Kurasaka, Joshua, Jeremiah, Jennifer, Joseph, Jonathan, and Jacob Nath, Kristy, and Mikkel Olsen; six great-grandchildren; and other family. He was preceded in death by his wife, Eva Lou; daughter, Jerallee Kurasaka; parents, Verne and Florence; two brothers, Doug and Zane Rolph; and two infant twin sisters.

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Visitation

Wednesday

12

Oct

11:00 AM 10/12/2016 11:00:00 AM - 2:00 PM 10/12/2016 2:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel

207 Elm St.
Luverne, MN 56156

Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel
207 Elm St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Committal Service

Wednesday

12

Oct

2:00 PM 10/12/2016 2:00:00 PM
Memory Gardens Cemetery - Luverne

Restlawn Memorial Gardens
Luverne, MN 56156

Memory Gardens Cemetery - Luverne
Restlawn Memorial Gardens Luverne 56156 MN
United States

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Memory Gardens Cemetery - Luverne Final Resting Place

Restlawn Memorial Gardens
Luverne, MN 56156

Restlawn Memorial Gardens Luverne 56156 MN
United States
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