Cletus B. Rolf, 88, of Dodge, died Saturday, September 3, 2022 at St. Joseph’s Hillside Villa in West Point. Funeral Mass will be 10:30am on Friday, September 9 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Dodge with Rev. Matt Gutowski as celebrant. Burial with military honors will be St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery with lunch following at the church hall. Visitation with family present will be Thursday from 5:00pm to 7:00pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00pm at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church. Memorials may be made to St. Joseph’s Elder Services Foundation. Arrangements by Stokely Funeral Home.
Cletus Bernard Rolf was born June 8, 1934 to Henry and Mathilda Rolf on a farm south-west of West Point. Cletus attended grade school at Monterey and graduated from Guardian Angels High School in 1952. He enjoyed participating in the FFA program in high school. After high school, he helped his father with the farm for a few years and then enlisted in the Army in 1955. After 2 years in the Army, he returned home to find his sweetheart.
On April 15, 1958 Cletus married Alice Burenheide at St. Henry’s Catholic Church near Howells. The couple moved to a farm southeast of Dodge where they farmed and raised cattle. From this union, seven children were born. Cletus served several years on the Cooperative Supply Board of Directors in Snyder. He enjoyed traveling with their friends and watching his children grow. He started his farming career with a small herd of cattle and grew that into hundreds. He tangled with mother nature every year raising corn, beans and hay. The couple retired to Dodge in 2017.
Cletus was an active member of St Wenceslaus Catholic Church.
Cletus is survived by his 7 children, 18 grandchildren and 26 great-grand-children,
Daughter, Louise (Robert) Fluharty of Gendale, AZ; Aaron (Samantha) Uhe – Ryan, Zach and Taylor; Kevin (Toni) Uhe – Jackson and Elliott (Ellie); Jason (Aumee) Uhe – Valyn, Cambell, Shea and Bo; Nathan (Amanda) Uhe
Son, Duane (Barb) Rolf of Dodge; Jerett (Steph) Rolf – Clayton, Bryden, Ella Mae and Alissa; Eric (Clarissa) Rolf – Carsten, Easton and Oliva; Callan (Nick) Schultze – Edith
Son, Loran (Sandy) Rolf of West Point; Stephany (Paul) Brewster – Claire and Grady; Ashley (Charlie) Stephen – Zoe and Jonah; Jake Rolf
Son, Dale (Julie) Rolf of Lincoln; Courtney Rolf
Son, Allen Rolf of Dodge; Kayla (Dustin) Schlote – Ryker and Brooklyn; Allison (James) Wallerstedt – Elodie Mae; Mallory (Thomas) Urban
Daughter, Betty (Brian) Mandel of Dodge; Chelsea Parker – Elliott and Everett; Logan (Holly) Kampschnieder
Daughter, Julie (Ron) Heimann of Adel, IA; Blake Heimann; Brianna Heimann
Sister, Sharon Anderson of Fremont and brother, Vincent (Agnes) Rolf of West Point.
Cletus was preceded in death by his wife, Alice, his parents, his sisters, Margaret (Casper) Wordekemper, Rita (Irvin) Throener, Marcella (Albin) Eikmeier, and Angie (Dale) Liekhus.