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Jerry Lee Rolfs

POSTED: March 6, 2014 10:37 a.m.

Jerry Lee Rolfs, 73, Lawrence, Kan., passed away Wednesday, March 5, 2014 at Pioneer Ridge of Lawrence. Memorial services will be held at 4:30 p.m., Saturday, March 8, at Warren-McElwain Mortuary, Lawrence.
Jerry was born Sept. 16, 1940 in Ellsworth, Kan. the son of Chester H. and Bernadine (Rife) Rolfs.
Jerry attended grade school and high school in Lorraine, Kan. and graduated in 1958. He attended McPherson College in McPherson, Kan. and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in June 1963. He also attended Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan. and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering in January 1966.
He married Nancy “Nan” Lee Bohl Aug. 26, 1962 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ellsworth. They lived in Bartlesville, Okla., Richardson, Texas, Houston, Texas, Midland, Texas, and have lived in Lawrence since 1986. Jerry retired from Douglas County in 2008.
Jerry enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, riding his motorcycle and spending time with his three grandchildren.
Jerry was preceded in death by his mother, Bernadine. He is survived by his loving wife Nan of 51 years. Other survivors include his father, Chester Rolfs, Lorraine; daughters Shelli Enyart-Whipple (Steve Whipple) Overland Park, Kan., and Cindy Schmidt, Baldwin City, Kan.; sister, Maxine Johnson (Mike) Lorraine; three grandchildren, Mikayla Enyart, Addison Whipple and Brandon Schmidt.
A special thank you to Pioneer Ridge Rapid Recovery, Lawrence Memorial Hospital, and Grace Hospice for their care and support during the final days of his life.
Memorial contributions may be made in Jerry’s name to Grace Hospice or American Diabetes Association sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary, 120 West 13th Street, Lawrence, Kan. 66044.
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