Anna Rolfes

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Anna Rolfes

Anna Rolfes, 80, of Le Mars, died Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020, at the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars, in Le Mars. 

Anna Marie Fraser was born Feb. 14, 1939, in Cherokee, the daughter of Robert and Petra (Pedersen) Fraser. She attended Liberty country school near Westfield. She graduated from Westfield High School.

She was united in marriage to Bernard Rolfes on Aug. 20, 1959, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Le Mars. They made their home in Le Mars.

Early on, Ann was a homemaker for her family. Later on, she worked as a waitress in Le Mars. She also worked for Goodwill and later as a breakfast host for the Holiday Inn Express in Le Mars until retiring due to her health. Bernard died Nov. 26, 2001, in Le Mars. She continued to live at her home in Le Mars until April 2018, when she became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society-Le Mars. 

She was a member of All Saints Catholic Parish in Le Mars. She also volunteered for many years with Boy Scouts. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed watching all of them in their activities and events.  

Survivors include her children: Mike (Donna) Rolfes of Alton, Jean (Russ) Duckwitz of Hebron, North Dakota, Patty (Dale) Gearke of Le Mars, Tim (Michelle) Rolfes of Le Mars, and Roger Rolfes of Le Mars; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; her sister: Anita Little of Burlington, North Carolina; her in-laws: Lawrence Rolfes of Le Mars and Betty Rolfes of Le Mars; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Petra Fraser; her husband, Bernard Rolfes; two grandsons: Reid Gearke and Zach Rolfes; her siblings: Paul Fraser, Charles (Joyce) Fraser, Bessie (Jerry) Chapman, and Betty (Richard) Chapman; and a brother-in-law: Harold Little. 

 Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, at All Saints Catholic Parish – St. James Church in Le Mars. The Rev. Matthew Solyntjes will celebrate Mass. Burial will follow in Calvary Cemetery in Le Mars.

Visitation with the family present will begin at 4 p.m., today (Tuesday), at Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars. There will be a parish rosary at 5 p.m., and a scriptural prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will resume from 9:30 a.m. until service time on Wednesday at the church. Arrangements are with the Rexwinkel Funeral Home in Le Mars.

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