Dr. Ernst

Dr. Ernst "Ernie" G. Rolfes

November 1, 1930 - July 3, 2020
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Dr. Ernst "Ernie" Gerth Rolfes. Loving and devoted husband of the late Elaine Rolfes (nee Duwel). Beloved father of Tim (Shelli) Rolfes, Nancy (Robert) Nead, Mike (Karen) Rolfes, Betsy (Tom) Scherpenberg, Julie (Andy) Smith, and Dave (Priya) Rolfes. Cherished sibling of Frank (Skip) Rolfes and the late Mary Louise Rolfes, and Rose Ann (Posie) Schmidlin. Also survived by 17 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Ernie was a man of tremendous faith. He loved his family deeply. He cared for many children through the years as a Pediatrician at Cincinnati Child Care. Ernie attended St. Xavier High School, Xavier University, and the University of Cincinnati. He was and will always be a loyal and passionate Muskies' fan. Surrounded by family he peacefully passed away July 3, 2020. Age 89 years. Due to the pandemic a mass of Christian Burial will be held privately with family. In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to Crossroad Health Center of Cincinnati. T P WHITE & SONS Funeral Home serving the family.
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    St. John Fisher Church
    3227 Church St.
    Newtown, OH 45244
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  • Interment

    St. Mary Cemetery (Cincinnati)
    701 Ross Ave
    CINCINNATI, OH 45217
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Victor R. Smith

Posted at 03:51pm
Ernie was my associate, a friend, and a mentor. He was a skilled, caring, and loving physician. He had a great sense of humor and
always had a positive outlook. He had the uncanny ability to focus on the good in things. I was blessed to have him as a part of my life.
Victor Smith

Emily Besl

Posted at 01:38pm
Dr Rolfes was pediatrician for me and all my brothers and sisters in the 1960s, in the small office building on Colerain as you'd go from Mt Airy to Groesbeck. Good memories of him! Rest in peace.
Emily Besl

Toni Hessling

Posted at 04:22pm
Dr. Rolfes was a superb pediatrician, and a kind, patient man to his patients parents. I was blessed to have his wonderful parenting and health advice for 20 years. May he Rest In Peace.

Barb Hogan

Posted at 06:32pm
We are so very sorry for your loss. Ernie and Elaine were such lovely people and they will be remembered and loved by so many.

Much love from Barb, Andy, and Mauri Hogan

Phil Germann

Posted at 07:31am
Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Your loss is shared by so many. Phil, Hazel, and Lytle Germann

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