Gracie E. Rolf, the daughter of Rudolf and Grace (Krakel) Jaimet was born on September 27, 1932 at Fullerton, Nebraska. She attended school in Fullerton and graduated in 1949.
On April 27, 1952 Gracie was united in marriage to Merlin Rolf at the United Methodist Church in Albion, NE. They made their home, and raised their four children in Albion, NE. Gracie spent her time as a homemaker and worked part-time at the sale barn. In 1997 Gracie and Merlin purchased a winter home in Pharr, TX. Merlin passed away in July of that year. Gracie continued to spend her winters in south Texas where she made many more friends, including her companion of three years, Barney Fischer. Gracie was a volunteer at the Rio Grande Regional Hospital for several years working at the information desk and the nursery.
Gracie was a member of the United Methodist Church in Albion and served in the women’s church group, taught Sunday school and was a member of the VFW Ladies Auxiliary where she served as District and Local President. Gracie bowled on a team for 25 years, was a member of league golf, played bridge, loved attending her kids sporting activities and school events, and enjoyed bird watching.
On Tuesday, April 7, 2009 Gracie passed away at the Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen, TX at 76 years of age. Gracie was loved by all and an inspiration to many, had a loving heart and will be missed greatly by all of her family and friends.
She is survived by her four children: Rick Rolf and wife Charolette of North Platte, NE; Barb Rolf of West Point, NE; Jeff Rolf of San Francisco, CA; and Bettey Torres and husband Michael of The Colony, TX; special friend Barney Fisher of Pharr, TX; 5 grandchildren: Pam Blackburn, Tammy Hickman, Darren Rolf, Tyler and Heather Torres; and one great-granddaughter Marisa Blackburn; her sister Bethel Bolton of Chula Vista, CA; along with many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Gracie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Merlin; 3 brothers: David, Keith, and John Jaimet; 2 sisters: Ruth Gordon and Myrtle Dunnigan.
Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 14, 2009 at the United Methodist Church in Albion wtih Rev. K.F. Kaleuati officiating. Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion. Visitation will be Monday from 3-8 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Albion.