Stanley Rolph

Stanley Euclid Rolph, 77, Pipestone, died at his home on Tuesday, April 17, 2018.

A funeral Mass was Saturday, April 21, at St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone. Interment was in St. Leo Catholic Cemetery in Pipestone.

Stanley Rolph was born on June 18, 1940, to Lemuel W. and Blanche (Chatelle) Rolph in Luverne. He was raised in rural Hardwick and attended grade school in Hardwick. He graduated from Luverne High School in 1958.

On April 28, 1961, he married Rosemary Erickson at St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone. In the months immediately following their marriage, they resided at the Mayfair Motel in Pipestone until they moved into their first home in October of that same year. They moved within Pipestone a few times throughout their married life.  In his early years Stan worked for Pan-O-Gold Bakery and then building modular structures for a time. In September of 1970 he started working for the Pipestone Vocational School. In June of 1973 he began working for both Bayliner Marine Inc. and Harvey Riffle Transport. In September of 1976 he began working as a custodian for Pipestone Public Schools where he stayed until his retirement on June 30, 2002.  After his retirement Stan enjoyed travelling with Rosie.

Stan was a member of St. Leo Catholic Church in Pipestone. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus for 57 years. Stan was known by all to be a hard-working man.

Stan is survived by his wife, Rosie, of Pipestone; five children, David (Nita) Rolph of Pipestone, Paula (Tom) Darveaux of Pipestone, Elizabeth (Kjell) Turner of Windom, Christopher (Amy) Rolph of Brandon, South Dakota, and Benjamin Rolph of Hutchinson; eight grandchildren, Gregg and Eric (Connie) Versteeg, Austin (Kaitlyn) Sasker, Lindsey Faaborg, Brian and Jennifer Turner, and Tara and Paige Rolph;  seven great-grandchildren, Kade and Ryker Versteeg, Kylan, Ayla, and Ariyah Sasker, and Corbyn and Camryn Faaborg; two sisters, Kathleen Sehr of Luverne, and Albertine Appel of Ivanhoe; one brother, Paul (Myrna) Rolph of Benson; and two sisters-in-law, Jeanetta Rolph of Adrian and Marian Rolph of Lake City.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Margaret Kasemodel and June Kuske; and two brothers, Philip and Jerome Rolph. 

Arrangements were provided by Hartquist Funeral Home of Pipestone, www.hartquistfuneral.com.

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