Everette A. Roloff, Waupaca, Wisconsin, age 80, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 19, 2014 at his home in Waupaca, WI with his family by his side.
He was born in Big Falls, WI; son of Elmer and Esther (Stroschein) Roloff. On August 25, 1956, Everette married Nancy Akey, the love of his life, in Manawa, WI. He was the co-owner of Paul’s Concrete Construction & Excavating, Inc. in Waupaca for over 30 years. Everette was involved in many community organizations throughout his life. He was elected 3rd Ward Alderman as a write in candidate. He also was on the board and acting director of public works, board of industrial development and board of police and fire commission, the Jaycees and past president and member of the Lions Club. He enjoyed the building projects that these groups did in the City Parks. Everette was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time outdoors. Annual fishing trips with his son, son-in-law, grandsons and good friends were one of his favorite past times. His chain saw and sawmill were an integral part of building the family cabin in Big Falls which led to getting his family involved in making maple syrup and creating Doo-Little Syrup, LLC. His daughters often referred to him as the head sap master. The highlight of his week was cooking food with his brother-in-law, Wayne, for their Thursday night cookout at Ev’s Kitchen. Everette had many other interests to keep himself, family and friends busy. Making lefse, firestarters, canning pickles and pork, making sausage and hot sticks, freezing corn and butchering chickens kept him busy in his retirement! Everette and Nancy were members of St. Mary Magdalene Catholic Church in Waupaca.
He was a loving husband, caring father, grandfather, and great-grandfather who will be deeply missed by all of his loving family and many friends. Everette is survived by: His Loving Wife: Nancy Roloff of Waupaca, WI. Children: Paul (Kathy) Roloff of Waupaca, WI; Dawn (Dale) Zeinert of Weyauwega, WI; DeAnn (Terrence) Golla of Appleton, WI. Seven Grandchildren: Jaason (Jes) Roloff of Green Bay, WI; Terrance (Rachel) Roloff of Neenah, WI; Rebecca (George) Fields of Shawano, WI; Jennifer (Donald) Heise of Weyauwega, WI; Candace (fiancé, Cole Bauer) Zeinert of Oshkosh, WI; Nicholas (Allison) Lynch of Concord, CA; Megan (fiancé, Christopher Leeper) Lynch of Los Angeles, CA. Step-Grandchildren: Robert and Andrew Golla of Appleton, WI. Five Great-Grandchildren: Aida, Bailey, Lily, Maci and Roger. Two Brothers: Edgar (Ardell) Roloff of Shawano, WI; Eugene (Marie) Roloff of Oshkosh, WI. Three Sisters: Della Grafton of Sheboygan, WI; Esther (Bob Schmidt) Rosenau of Manawa, WI; Emma Dirks of Sheboygan Falls, WI. Special Niece: Sue (Frank) Sigman of Stevens Point, WI. Sister-in-law: Vi Roloff of Shawano, WI. Three Brothers-in-law: Douglas (Barb) Akey of Tomahawk, WI; Wayne (Judi) Akey of Mosinee, WI; Frank (Dawn) Akey of Iola, WI. Also survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Esther Roloff; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Art and Mabel Akey; five sisters and brothers-in-law, Diane (Lloyd) Kroening, Dorothy (Clayton) Rasmussen, Doris (Lynn) Wiese, Durane (Duane) Lorge, and Donna Mae (Delavan) Durrant; one brother, Earl Roloff; and two sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Jeanine (Harold) Finch and Sharon (Walter) Beyersdorf. The family would like to thank Dr. Earl Anderson and his wife Julie for taking such good care of Everette and being such good friends. A limb has fallen from the family tree that says grieve not for me, remember the best times, the laughter, the song, the good life I lived while I was strong.
A Funeral Service will be on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 11:00 AM at the Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca, WI. Father Amalraj Roche will officiate. A visitation will be held on Wednesday evening, July 23rd, from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the Holly Funeral Home and again on Thursday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM at the funeral home. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in the Town of Little Wolf following the service on Thursday. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in the name of Everette A. Roloff. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca is assisting the family with arrangements.