October 1, 1925 - March 1, 2022
Mrs. Elda C. Rolf Saginaw, Michigan Died in the Lord, peacefully at home, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at the age of 96 years, and now lives in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Elda C. (Elbert) Rolf was born at her childhood home on October 1, 1925, in Itasca, Illinois, to Gerhard and Hulda Elbert. A few days after Elda was born, she was brought into God’s family through infant baptism. Elda’s parents nurtured her in her Christian faith by praying with her, reading Scripture together, having family devotions and regularly attending church. Elda also attended a one-room Lutheran elementary school, where her father was the teacher. Elda went on to attend Lutheran High School in the Chicago area, and Lutheran College at Concordia Teachers College in River Forest, Illinois, where she met her husband, Eugene Rolf. Elda was married to Eugene A. Rolf on August 10, 1947, in Itasca, Illinois. Eugene died in the Lord on June 27, 1988. Elda and Eugene left a lasting legacy with their four children, Ruth, John, Jim and Rick. Elda and Eugene led their family by daily sharing their Christian faith and modeling the love of Jesus. Son, John, died in the Lord on October 25, 2021, but Elda is survived by John’s wife, Cheryl, also by Ruth and Tom Stuwe, Jim and Cheryl Rolf, Rick and Debbie Rolf; 13 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren. Elda’s sister, Paula Tedrahn (Earl) and her brother, Erv Elbert (Gert) have all predeceased her. Her brother-in-law, Robert Rolf (Ruth), sister-in-law, Naomi Peterson (Art), and brother-in-law, Lou Rolf have all predeceased her. She is survived by her sister-in-law, Arlene Rolf. Elda and Eugene were both Lutheran educators, teaching and modeling their Christian faith to many students, especially at Holy Cross Lutheran, where Elda taught and Peace Lutheran, where Eugene taught. Mrs. Rolf’s funeral will be held 11:00 a.m. on Monday, March 7, 2022, at Peace Lutheran Church, 3427 Adams Ave., Saginaw, Michigan. Friends are welcome to visit with the family from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service. The Rev. Henry Pahlkotter will officiate. She will then be laid to rest, next to her husband, Eugene, in Holy Cross Lutheran Cemetery. A luncheon will follow back at the Church. Memorial contributions may be given to Peace Lutheran School. The service will be live-streamed through web page with the watch player: Peacesaginaw.org/watch or Search Youtube: Peacesaginaw Memories and sympathies of Mrs. Rolf may be shared with the family on her memorial website at WakemanFuneralHome.com
Mrs. Elda C. Rolf Saginaw, Michigan Died in the Lord, peacefully at home, on Tuesday, March 1, 2022, at the age of 96 years, and now lives in the presence of her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Elda C. (Elbert) Rolf was born at her childhood... View Obituary & Service Information
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