Lloyd was born September 21, 1921, on the family farm in Belgrade, Nebraska, to Benjamin and Francis (Waters) Rolf. He served during World War II overseas in the United States Air Force, and was honorably discharged on March 29, 1946. One year and one month later he married Patricia Finch in Broadus, Montana; the two made their home in Sundance on the Jackpot Ranch. From this union came two sons, Dallas Lee and Steven Ray. Lloyd and Pat worked the ranch together for over fifty-two years while volunteering countless hours to local youth equine clubs, some of which include FFA, 4-H, and were founding members of the Crook County Horseman’s Association. Lloyd’s greatest joy in life were his grandchildren and great-grand children that referred to him affectionately as their GG. He also enjoyed bowling, guiding hunters, spending time with his family and friends, and of course a game of cards whenever possible. Lloyd will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Lloyd was preceded in death by his parents, Benjamin and Francis; his wife, Patricia; one brother, Harold; and one granddaughter Ashley.
Lloyd is survived by both sons, Dallas (Becky) of Sundance and Steven (Frances) of Huntsville, Alabama; sisters, Helen Johnston and Leah Smith; sister-in-law, Alice Rolf; grandchildren, Bonita (John) Carlson, Tyler (Charity) Lindholm, Augustus Lloyd Rolf, Jennifer (Sean) Caughron and Jeff (Rhonda) Rolf; great-grandchildren, Zane, Audrey, Willow, Lillian, Caleb, Alexandria, Jacob and Jace; and many nieces and nephews. Lloyd is also survived by his wife of the last eight years, Winnie Rolf of Bellvue, Nebraska.
A memorial service with military honors will be held at 2 p.m. on October 25, 2011, at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Sundance with Rev. JoAnne Moore officiating. In lieu of flowers please direct memorials in memory of Lloyd Rolf to Sundance VFW.
Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts & Isburg Funeral Chapel in Sundance. Online condolences may be left at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com.