Lester B. Rolfes, 73, of Hinton, died Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2007, at Plymouth Manor Care Center in Le Mars.
Lester B. Rolfes was born June 23, 1933, in Le Mars, the son of Ben and Caroline (Ruether) Rolfes. He attended school in Le Mars. He served his country from 1954 to 1956 during the Korean War, and received the Good Conduct Medal. He was married to Connie Pounds in 1958. To this union, three children were born. Lester later married Phyllis Dierking in 1971. To this union, four children were born. Phyllis died in 1995 in Sioux City.
Lester was employed as a foreman for Tri State Millwork. He was also a forklift operator for Hawkeye Building Supply and Cameron Ashley Building Supply.
He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sioux City and Hinton American Legion Casper Post #477.
Lester enjoyed carpentry and woodwork, and also model trains. He enjoyed bowling and received many trophies. He also enjoyed playing church league softball and he was an avid fan of Hinton girls basketball. He will be missed by his coffee drinking friends at Ampride Gas Station in Hinton.
Lester enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.
Survivors include six children, son Terry and Kristy Rolfes of Sioux City, son Leslie and Lisa Rolfes of Sioux City, son Jason Rolfes and his fiancée Tiffany of Sioux City, daughter Candy and Dan Steichen of Le Mars, son Aaron and Stacy Rolfes of Le Mars and daughter Jodie and Tom Mullally of Le Mars; three brothers, Arnold Rolfes of Maurice, Leonard and Colleen Rolfes of Le Mars and Lawrence Rolfes of Le Mars; one sister, Sister Dorothy Rolfes of Dubuque; 13 grandchildren: Amber, Austin, Kelsey, Aaron, Kylie, Dane, Jessica, Stormii, Danielle, Hannah, Erica, Jacob, JT and one on the way.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Phyllis; one daughter, Cindy; and three brothers, Elmer, Andy and Bernard.
Funeral services will be at 11:30 a.m. Friday at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Sioux City with the Rev. Leo Kostizen officiating. Burial will be in Memorial Park Cemetery in Sioux City, with graveside military rites conducted by Hinton American Legion Casper Post #477. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. today (Thursday), with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City.
Online condolences may be sent to www.meyerbroschapels.com.