Born April 1, 1947, Thomas Donald Rolfzen died peacefully May 30, 2018, at his home in Lakebay, with his sister Cheryl Rose Rolfzen by his side. Tom was an extraordinarily hardworking and honest craftsman. He moved to Lakebay in 1985 and started Lakebay Roofing Company.
Well-known and loved in the community, Rolfzen volunteered his time throughout the years including reroofing the Key Peninsula Civic Center. He sponsored baseball teams including the Little League with his grandson Joseph for many years.
Rolfzen is survived by his daughters, Chantel Rolfzen and Lisa Rolfzen; son Robert Rolfzen and grandchildren Vanessa Duran, Joseph Rolfzen, Olivia Johnson, Megan, Samuel and Corbin Rolfzen. Rolfzen is also survived by his siblings, Cheryl Rose Rolfzen, Lambert Peter Rolfzen and Paul Sylvester Rolfzen. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lorraine Elfrida Rolfzen and Lambert “Fatz” Rolfzen.
Within days of Rolfzen’s death, his best friend Bill Hoyt died June 2 at Big Bear Lake, California. Both men died from cancer. The lives of these two inseparable friends will be honored, together in a celebration of life and friendship, Saturday, July 28 from 1 to 3:00 p.m. at the Key Peninsula Civic Center.
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