PHILIP W. ROLF

Philip Rolf, of Cambridge, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2012 at his home.  He was 64 years old.

FUNERAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ogilvie with Rev. Marc Freiberg officiating.

VISITATION will be from 4-6 pm on Monday, April 9, 2012 at the Rock Ingebrand Funeral Home of Braham, and 1 hour prior to the service at the church.

INTERMENT will be in the Grasston Union Cemetery.

Philip Wayne Rolf was born on February 15, 1948 at the Swedish Hospital in Minneapolis to parents Edwin and Louise Rolf. He grew up on the family farm, the second of five siblings, and attended the Henriette School until the eighth grade. He then attended Pine City High School and graduated in 1966. After high school, he started working at Northrup King, where he was a seed packer. He met Debbie Kleven and they married on June 10, 1972. To this union two children were born, David and Jeremy. Phil and Debbie built a home in Cambridge where they raised their boys. Phil worked as a painter at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Minneapolis
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Phil was an active member of many churches and most recently an Elder at St. Paul Lutheran in Ogilvie. He was a very positive Christian man. His hobbies included woodworking, gardening, and the outdoors. The family spent many happy weekends camping and vacationing. Phil looked forward to dinners with his mother and Sunday suppers with David and Dawn. He enjoyed spending time with his son Jeremy and granddaughter Rebecca. Rebecca was very important to “Grandpa.” After his wife Deb passed away last summer, he continued to appreciate meals at her parents’ home in Isanti.

Phil put God first in his life, but he also loved his wife, his children and grandchild, and enjoyed all the family gatherings and holidays. He was always ready and willing to help family and friends. Phil was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Philip was preceded in death by his father, Edwin, and his wife, Deborah.

He is survived by his mother, Louise of Braham; sons, David (Dawn) of Zimmerman and Jeremy of Minneapolis; granddaughter Rebecca of Minneapolis; brothers, Tim (Karen) of New Mexico, Tom of Pine City, and Dan of Minneapolis; sister, Rebecca (Bryan) Tauchen of Alabama; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were on Tuesday, April 10, 2012 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ogilvie with Rev. Marc Freiberg officiating. Music was provided by Donna Angermeier. Casket Bearers were Mike Kleven, Gary Kleven, Bob Kleven, Jamie Kleven, Jon Kleven, and Tom Kleven. Honorary Casket Bearers were Bradley Tauchen, Aaron Tauchen, Michael Tauchen, Jessica (Rolf) Koski, and Matthew Rolf. Interment was in Grasston Union Cemetery.

6 guestbook entries for PHILIP W. ROLF

  1. Karolyn & Jim Raddatz April 6, 2012 at 1:54 pm #

    I am Debbie’s cousin from West Des Moines, IA. So sorry to hear of Phil’s sudden death. He was such a nice man, we always enjoyed his company. Our condolences to all of the family. Karolyn Raddatz

  2. Karen Byron April 6, 2012 at 3:46 pm #

    Tom and family – Hold tight your memories of Philip. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
    Karen Byron – Lino Lakes, MN

  3. Steve Larson April 7, 2012 at 5:52 pm #

    Phil was such a cheerful man to be around. He was a faithful husband to Deb, and proud Dad and Grandpa. He will be remembered for his willing attitude and strong faith in God.
    May you each sense God’s presence in the upcoming days.
    Steve and Candy Larson

  4. Jake Lewey April 8, 2012 at 7:57 pm #

    Phil was a good man and listener. He could be trusted and had the heart and mind of his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Phil will be missed by those of us who had the honor of knowing him.

    Jake

  5. Warren White April 11, 2012 at 2:55 pm #

    As a 13 year-old I recall a day of bicycling around Henriette with Phil, Rob Paulson and Roger Olson. I was still in country school at that time and this was my first association with classmates I would meet aging in 9th grade.
    Of course, there were many morngings on the school bus and in high school classes.
    Then there was HMS Pinafore….
    Good times, good memories, a good guy, he will be missed.

  6. Bob Martini April 16, 2012 at 10:12 am #

    I’m saddened to hear of Phil’s death and wish to pass condolences to his family. I concidered Phil my best friend thoughout out school years. I can’t remember if I first met him in grade school or if it was 4-H. We fished mosquito infested creeks, hunted grouse, ducks and deer together. Went to the boundary waters in his 64 Mustang, went on double dates in his Torino. Phil certainly was a gentle guy with no mean spirits at all. Goll darnnit was about as off color as he could muster. You will be remembered.

    Your Friend.

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