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George William Rolfe, Jr.

August 9, 1940 — July 11, 2023

George William Rolfe, Jr.

 

George William Rolfe, Jr., 82 of Sibley, LA went to be with the Lord unexpectedly July 11, 2023.  He was born August 9, 1940, in Nixon, NJ to George Sr. and Martha Stamm Rolfe.  He was one of six children.

George married his wife, Paula in 1965 and graduated from Rutgers University with a civil engineering degree in 1967, and had their only son, George William Rolfe III in 1970.  George worked for Caterpillar which brought him to Louisiana inI 1977.  He and his wife, Paula opened the first Sylvan Learning Center in Shreveport, LA in 1984 and sold it in 2018.  After retiring from Caterpillar and doing machinery sales in between, he ended up working for the City of Minden, LA as Director of Public Works.  He was a founding member of the Krewe of Ambassador where he served on the court in 2009 as Duke of Prosperity.  He was a member of the Minden Lyons Club and served on the vestry board at St. Johns Episcopal Church.  He retired from the City of Minden in 2016 and he and Paula began the joy of RV travels.  To Know him was to love him.  He was a kind, compassionate, caring man who made the best out of every situation. He loved to travel, especially to the Cayman Islands where he loved to scuba dive.  When you couldn’t find him working around his house on Lake Bisteneau or running the roads in his red jeep,  you would most likely find him on his bicycle getting his 200+ miles that he rode a month.  He was a loving husband, father and grandfather and will be greatly missed.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Martha Rolfe, sister Marie Halsey and brothers James and Henry Rolfe.  He is survived by the love of his life, Paula Rolfe, his son, George W. Rolfe III and wife, Michelle, grandsons George W. Rolfe IV and his wife Emily, Garrett L. Rolfe and his girlfriend,  Maddie Johnston, brothers Karl Rolfe and wife, Myrla, and Edward Rolfe and wife Althea and numerous nieces and nephews.

A celebration of life will be held Saturday, August 26, 2023, at 10:00 AM at St. Johns Episcopal Church in Minden, LA with a reception following in the Parish Hall.

Memorials can be made to St. Johns Episcopal Church in Minden, LA.

 

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