Oscar Rolfsness, 90 of Bowman, ND died on Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Southwest Healthcare Long Term Center in Bowman.
Posted on October 4, 2012
Oscar Rolfsness, 90 of Bowman, ND died on Friday, September 28, 2012 at the Southwest Healthcare Long Term Center in Bowman. Funeral Services for Oscar were held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at the Bowman Lutheran Church. Pastor Galen Strand and Pastor Charles Swanson officiated with burial following in the Bowman Cemetery. There was a Family and Friends Service on Tuesday, October 2, 2012 at the Krebsbach/Kulseth Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Visitation for Oscar began on Tuesday morning from 10:00 a.m to 9:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel.
Oscar was born on October 17, 1921 at the home farmstead to Jens and Martha Rolfsness, Griffin, ND. He attended school and graduated from Rhame Public School in 1940. Following graduation he worked on the farm with his father and his brothers. He enlisted in the U. S. Navy on October 24, 1942. He received his boot training at Great Lakes Naval Training Station, Illinois. He shipped out on the U.S.S. Appalachian for active service in the Pacific in January, 1944. Oscar witnessed some of the toughest fighting in the Pacific War with the invasion forces on Guam, Leyte, Marshall Islands, and Luzon. He was honorably discharged on January 7, 1946. Following the war, Oscar returned to the farm at Rhame, ND. Oscar married Lillian A. Quamme on June 30, 1948 in Hettinger, ND. They bought the home farm where they farmed and ranched until they entered the Southwest Healthcare Service Long Term Care in July, 2009. Oscar resided there until his death. Oscar was a member of First Lutheran Church, Rhame, ND; American Legion, Rhame, ND; Sons of Norway, and served on the Marion Township Board. Oscar loved hunting, music, dancing, traveling, and gardening. Oscar and Lillian enjoyed traveling to much of the United States, Norway, and particularly U. S. S. Appalachian reunion trips. They bowled on a Friday night couples league for over 25 years. Oscar was known among some annual visiting hunters as “the best deer hunting guide in the State.” Oscar had a big, welcoming smile; great sense of humor and quick wit; joke and story telling. He always took great pride in the care of his home, farm, and vehicles. Those thankful to have shared his life were: Murl Gamble, sister, Hemet, CA; Martin Rolfsnes, cousin, Bowman, ND; Ardis Skaarvold, Hettinger, ND and Corona Quamme, Regent, ND, sisters-in-law; and numerous nieces and nephews, and an host of friends. Preceding Oscar in death were his parents; his wife, Lillian, his brothers: Melvin, Thorvald, Orvin, Clarence, and Ingvald; his sisters: Nellie Knutson, Bergit Larson, and Mildred Riggs.