On Sunday, October 13, 2019, Rolf Wildermuth, loving husband and father of two children passed away at age 82
Rolf was born 1936 in Bietigheim, Germany to Gotthilf and Frieda Wildermuth. In 1954, at age 18, he immigrated to the United States. After a short employment at his uncle’s auto dealership in Cedar Rapids, Iowa., Rolf joined the U.S. Army and made it his career. On June 29, 1956, he married Elsbeth Collmer, his childhood sweetheart. They raised two daughters, Brigitte and Andrea.
During his years of service in the U.S., Germany, France, Korea and Thailand, he held many positions, including tank crew member, interpreter, communications specialist, and logistics manager. He had a passion for all things mechanical and enjoyed restoring automobiles. He greatly enjoyed his automobiles and motorcycles, owning over sixty during his lifetime. Rolf enjoyed life to the fullest with his "always positive" attitude, quick wit and humor. His many "Boss of the Year" awards throughout his career is a testament to his logical thinking, kindness and support to everyone he would meet.
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