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Wesley "Hoss" Rolfe
Wesley "Hoss" Rolfe, 46, of Fountain City, left on a trip on Wednesday, February 20, at Reid Hospital.
Born March 21, 1961 in Dodge City, Kansas, he was the son of Gerald and Roth Malin Rolfe. He was raised on a ranch in Kansas, where he was active in FFA, horseback riding and was a team roper with his dad. He had lived in the Fountain City community for the past 13 years. He drove the highways of North America as a truck driver, most recently with Regal Beloit. In 2004 concerns about his personal health led him to form Truckers For A Cause, an organization designed to address health and wellness issues for truckers. Through a weight loss challenge, the organization had raised $2000 to be shared by two of his favorite charities, Trucker Buddy and Special Olympics, with plans for even bigger and better things in the future. In his free time, Wes enjoyed playing golf, woodworking and following NASCAR. He was also finding enjoyment with model trains and spending time with his grandson, Lane.
Wes will be missed by his wife, Judy, to whom he was married January 28, 1997; a step-son and daughter-in-law, Jamie and Tonnie Clouse, of Fountain City; his grandson, Lane Clouse; his mother, Ruth Clouse, of Plainville, Kansas; sister, Jeannette Rolfe, of Plainville, Kansas; brother, Pat Ross, of Rhode Island.
Wes was preceded in death by his father, Gerald Rolfe.
A celebration of Wes' life will begin at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, February 23, at the Smith & McQuiston Funeral Home, 321 US 27 South, Fountain City, with visitation beginning at 1:00 p.m.
you are in our hearts and prayers aunt judy
michele day Feb 22 2008 12:00 AM
To Judy and Family,
It was a privilege and a honor to known Wes ! It all begun with dave nemos show on thursdays with down shift which was put together by Maryellen we did a video together for awareness to help others we asked for help and that is when Maryellen gave Wes our # that is when we began our friendship with Wes he got us to thinking to join the Gold's Gym. We talked all the time my wife and I lost a total of 40 pds.
Thanks to Wes with " TRUCKERS FOR A CAUSE ". His dream will not die our video will be played across the USA , Wes will still be helping bring awareness to others.
We will dearly miss Wes.
Our thoughts and prays will be with you and your family.
sincerly Gerald & Christina Kramer.
Gerry & Chrissy Kramer Feb 22 2008 12:00 AM
We will truely miss the friendship with Wes.. I have lost weight with the help of Wes and the group. I now have a stronger heart to lose weight in Wes's name. He was a true ally to overweight truck divers.. He will be missed. Thank You Wes for everything you helped me with.
ralph and angela acocella jr Feb 22 2008 12:00 AM