Evelyn Rolfs


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Posted Online: Dec. 25, 2012, 7:12 pm
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Evelyn L. Rolfs, 94, a resident at Hope Creek Care Center, East Moline, died Sunday, Dec. 23, 2012, at the center.
Services for Evelyn will be 11 a.m. Friday at the Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, 3030 7th Ave., Rock Island. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Rock Island Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. James Lutheran Church, Rock Island or to the American Cancer Society.
Evelyn was born on Dec. 25, 1917, in Riverside, Iowa, a daughter of William and Emma Knotek Marek. She married Kenneth J. Rolfs in Davenport in 1953. He preceded her in death in 1996.
Evelyn had taught school in a one-room school house after graduating from high school. She later attended and graduated from AIC business college and became a bookkeeper. She then worked for various businesses in the Quad-Cities.
She enjoyed square dancing, ballroom dancing and spending time at her second home at Lake Carroll in Lanark, Ill. She also enjoyed traveling, golfing and the years she spent with Amway. She was especially fond of the time she spent with her grandchildren, great-granddaughter and all her grand-dogs. Evelyn was a member of St. James Lutheran Church, Rock Island.
Survivors include her children, Brian (Rita) Rolfs, Milan, Donna (Matthew) Arnold, Davenport; grandchildren, Jean (Dylan) Johnston, Sean Rolfs and Todd Rolfs; a great-granddaughter, Tessa Evelyn Johnston; and a sister, Viola Lyon, East Moline.
Evelyn was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Kenneth; and a brother, Lorence Marek.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 



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