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Clarence C. Rohlfsen

December 14, 1920 — August 22, 2018


December 14, 1920
Baker Township, O’Brien County, Iowa
August 22, 2018
Rural Granville, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Monday, August 27, 2018
Archer United Methodist Church; Archer, Iowa
Pastor Derrick Okine ~ Officiating

Visitation will follow the service at the church in Archer

“Amazing Grace”
& “The Lord’s Prayer”
Sung by Andrea Orthmann
“Abide With Me”
Pianist: Joel Orthmann

Michael Rohlfsen Bryan Rohlfsen
Nick Rohlfsen Kendra Rohlfsen
Barry Nieuwenhuis Jim Nieuwenhuis

Graveside service 9:45 A.M. Monday
August 27, 2018 Prairie View Cemetery
Paullina, Iowa

After today’s service relatives and friends are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall of the church.

Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Paullina, Iowa

Clarence Charles Rohlfsen the son of William and Wilhemina (Steinberg) Rohlfsen was born December 14, 1920 in Baker Township, O’Brien County, Iowa. He received his education in country school, Zion Lutheran School and later Paullina High School. He went on to attend college in Omaha, Nebraska. He served his country serving in the Air Force. He was united in marriage to Virginia Gillespie on April 16, 1949 in Cherokee, Iowa. The couple settled on a farm northwest of Paullina where Clarence and Virginia farmed and raised their three boys, John, Russell and Dan. Clarence was known as a hard worker and farmed the land he dearly loved. Virginia preceded him in death on June 24, 2018 in Marcus, Iowa. Clarence remained on the family farm and passed away on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at his farm home reaching the age of 97 years, 8 months and 8 days.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church in Archer, Iowa. He and Virginia enjoyed traveling and went to several countries. He enjoyed spending time with family and loved to work on his farm and raised cattle for many years.
Clarence is survived by two sons; Russell Rohlfsen of rural Granville, Iowa and Dan and his wife, Phyllis Rohlfsen of rural Paullina, Iowa; five grandchildren, fourteen great grandchildren; two sisters, Erma Bradley of San Diego, California and Helen Schultz of Goleta, California; also many nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his wife, a son, John Rohlfsen, parents, five brothers, Orville, Elmer, Harry, Glenn and Ralph Rohlfsen; four sisters, Lillian Hattermann, Verna Flynn, Minnie Halstrom and Edna Sandin.

Final Harvest

He was bound to the land from the day of his birth
His roots anchored deep in the fertile earth
Nurtured, sustained, by the soil he grew
And his life, like his furrows, ran straight and true.

In faith, each spring, he planted the seeds
In hope, to reap his family’s needs
With patience, he waited for the harvest to come
To gather the fruits of his labor home.

Ever turning seasons, the years sped past
Till the final harvest came at last
Then claimed anew by beloved sod
He was gathered home to be with God.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Monday, August 27, 2018

11:00 - 11:45 am (Central time)

Archer United Methodist Church

309 Harriman Ave., Archer, IA 51231

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