Louis Raymond Rolfes
Louis Raymond Rolfes
  • October 25, 1925 - August 4, 2017
  • Madison, Mississippi

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MADISON, MS – Louis Raymond Rolfes, a native of New Orleans, LA, died on August 4, 2017. He was 91 years old.

Born in New Orleans on October 25, 1925 to Frederick John and Catherine (Cunningham) Rolfes, Louis was youngest of five children. He attended Louisiana State University and graduated from the United States Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, New York. Upon graduation, he served in the U.S. Merchant Marine in the final year of World War II in Europe, bringing supplies to Allied troops at ports in Italy, Spain and France. During the Korean War he served as a U.S. Naval officer in the Pacific and Japan, continuing to serve in the Navy reserve for many years after Korea, returning to New Orleans in 1953. From 1961 to 1973 he lived in Garden City, Long Island, NY, returning to Metairie, LA until July 2012. From July 2012 until the time of his death he was a resident of St. Catherine’s Village, Madison, MS.

Mr. Rolfes was preceded in death by his loving wife of 66 years, Mildred Marie (Bayer) Rolfes, his parents, infant son Kevin Bayer Rolfes, his brothers Frederick, Harold and Dr. Leonard Rolfes and sister Millie Rolfes Benit. He is survived by children Louis R. Rolfes II (Jeanne Billeaud) of Lafayette, LA, and Holly Rolfes Logue (Henry Logue) of Madison, MS, grandchildren Louis R. Rolfes III (Lindsay Dougherty) of Eldersburg, MD, John T. Rolfes of Lafayette, LA, Katherine C. Logue of Houston, TX and Mary Claire Logue of Madison, MS. Also survived by grandchildren Ellie Logue Malki of Birmingham, AL, Lauren Logue of Nashville, TN and Benjamin Logue of Bossier City, LA and great grandchildren Caroline Elizabeth and Molly Katherine Rolfes of Eldersburg, MD, and Eli, Mary Logue and Jeremiah Malki of Birmingham AL and Alston Logue of Bossier City, LA.

A Requiem Mass will be celebrated in the chapel of Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home on Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 12 Noon with Rev. Msgr. Andrew C. Taormina presiding. The family requests visitation be observed on Thursday, August 10, 2017 from 10 am until time of services at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home, 5100 Pontchartrain Blvd. New Orleans, LA. Interment will be at All Saints Mausoleum in Metairie Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to St. Francis Xavier Church, 444 Metairie Rd, Metairie, LA 70005, or the charity of your choice.

The family invites you to share your thoughts, fond memories and condolences online at www.lakelawnmetairie.com .