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Robert "Bob" Rolph


October 16, 2020

Robert "Bob" Rolph, passed away October 4, 2020 at his home in Spearfish, SD.

He was born in Camp Crook, SD October 14, 1944 to Earl and Mary Jane (VanDewerker) Rolph. The family moved to Belle Fourche in 1948 where he attended school until he enlisted in the Navy. He married Bonnie Terrill on November 12, 1966 in Nisland, SD.

He worked in many places before reinlisting in the Navy in 1974. Eventually he returned to the Black Hills living in Black Hawk, Belle Fourche and Spearfish.

He is survived by a sister, Darlene Vetter (Doyle Cole) Hermosa, SD; a brother, Gary (Andy) Rolph, Magalia, CA; several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins; special friends Leone Moncur and sons, Belle Fourche who were so kind and caring for him in recent years; also Lloyd Olson, Belle Fourche.

He was preceded in death by his parents and nephews, Randy Rolph.

Inurnment will take place at a later date at the Capital Cemetery, Capital, MT.

Friends and Family may sign his online guest register and leave written condolences at


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