Steven Rudolph “Rudy” Roloff

Steven Rudolph Roloff “Rudy”, 67, resident of Santa Fe, Texas went to be with the Lord, Saturday, July 1, 2017 with his wife by his side. He was born in Corsicana, Texas on January 24, 1950 to proud parents, Vernon and Lucy Roloff.
He graduated from Santa Fe High School in 1968. Rudy proudly served in the U.S. Army. While in the service he married his wife of 46 years, Gwen. Upon returning home he worked as a pipefitter in Local 211 for over 40 years. He was baptized in 1979 at First Baptist Church of Arcadia. Rudy was a loving and caring family man.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Brenda Hollan.
He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Gwen Roloff, daughter, Hallie Palmer and husband Kevin; son, Mark Roloff; brother, Ben Roloff and wife Aleida; as well as two grandchildren, Luke and Avery Palmer.
He enjoyed fishing, sports and visiting with his many friends.
In his honor, a visitation will be held Friday, July 7, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 pm in the Crowder Funeral Home Chapel, Dickinson, Texas. A funeral service will take place Saturday, July 8, 2017 at 11:00am followed by interment at Galveston Memorial Park, Hitchcock, Texas.


  1. Rudy was one of the good guys! Always had a smile for everyone! I can’t ever remember harsh words from him to anyone! He always accepted the trials and tribulations that God gave him! We knew him in high school as we all grew up! Always our friend!
    He will be missed by many! Condolences to Gwen and his children, siblings and any others in the family! May God bless all of you!!

    Skip & Pam Pannell
  2. Will miss you buddy we had some fun back I high school with your old VW my GOD bless you and your family and give them peace . Louis & Beth Schwertner

    louis schwertner
  3. I worked with Rudy at Farmers Copper in
    Galveston, we always got along good I’m
    Sorry to here of his passing.

    Ollie Mike Kirkpatrick
  4. Rudy’s faith, inner strength and work ethic in overcoming any difficulties is truly a great example he leaves with his family and all who knew him. Even when he was having a bad day, because of his smile, faith and sincere appreciation for just a short visit or a call, he always left you feeling good. Sincere Condolences to Gwen, Hallie, Mark and the entire family.

    Geraldine & Mike O'Day
  5. Oh, Rudy, what a guy. He made me smile every time I spoke with him. One thing he always said was “next time you see your brother knock him upside the head for me.” of course I declined. LOL. That’s a great picture of him but where’s the Fu Manchu? Gonna miss him even though I didn’t get to see him much. Love and prayers to Gwen and their family.

    Sharon Goodson Williams

    Sharon Goodson Williams
  6. Rudy was such a nice person, always pleasant and always smiling and fun to be around. Prayers to his family and much love to Gwen.

    Charlene Hrna
  7. Rudy was a really good person. I go back many years when we played High school football Santa Fe High. Rudy could get us going. Rudy will be deeply missed. My deepest sympathy to Gwen and the family.

    William Merchant
  8. We have been the best of friends since jr high school. We played football, ran up & down the roads, fished, water skied, went to the army, worked & laughed together I and my wife Linda will miss him greatly.Real great man, husband, father, & friend.He had no enemies, a straight shooter with everyone.I hope to see you again my good friend, CVS

    Carl Sckittone
  9. My condolences on Rudy’s passing. My prayers for Gwen and family. God Bless.

    Peggy (Strange) Dickerson
  10. Your family is in our prayers, so sorry for your loss.

    Karen and Jimmy Unger
  11. My deepest sympathy to Gwen and family…may God bless you during this very hard time. It’s been way to long we need to catch up.

    Peggy (Orem) Burrow
  12. Rudy and I were neighbors from the time he and his family moved to Alto Loma. I remember him as one who never seemed get into trouble. He and my brother Mike were good friends.
    My heartfelt condolences to Gwen and the family.

    Anita Boddeker Lee

    Anita B. Lee
  13. I worked with Rudy and have tons of respect for him. Condolences to his family.

    Yev Sustana
  14. It has been a long time since I’ve seen Rudy. Time passes far too fast. Like everyone here has said, Rudy was a ray of sunshine. His smile was always present and he was always sincere. A really good guy in a tough time in our history. Gwen is a sweetheart and I know this is all so hard. You are in my prayers. Carl, always present in times of need. You are and will always be a very good man and friend. Heaven is a better place now..

    Bill Pool
  15. Our sincerest condolences to Rudy’s family. We love you Gwen, Hallie, and Mark.
    May your memories bring you great comfort. May God’s love surround and keep you.

    Brenda and Keith Calhoun

    Brenda Calhoun
  16. Rudy enjoyed life and his big smile and good humor were contagious. Rudy was one that everyone enjoyed hanging out with. Just seems like a few days ago we were in school together enjoying running track and playing football. Our prayers are for the Lord’s strength, grace and encouragement for Gwen. Gwen, you and your family will be in our prayers. Love and grace, Dub & Pam Splawn

    Dub Splawn
  17. I worked with Rudy for number of years at Sterling Chemical in Texas City. Rudy would work and knew how to work. We had a lot of fun and laughs together. He was always up for some humor and was fun to be around. His son Mark and my boy Justin were in the same class in SF. I moved from there and lost touch with him. Rudy loved his family and was a good person. I am truly sorry for the loss. My prayers for his family is for strength, healing and understanding. And also for being thankful that they and all of us had him in our lives as we did. I know it is of great comfort that he is with Christ now. God bless you all.
    He heals the broken-hearted and bandages their wounds. – Psalm 147:3

    Gary L Hood
  18. Gwen, My heart breaks every time I think of the loss of Rudy. He was such a good man and a good friend to all. Not only was he lucky to have you but you were lucky to have him!!! Your marriage was like no other and I wish I had been so lucky. Your children grew up to be fine young adults and that is because you and Rudy raised them with the love and respect that you showed each other. In our younger days we had a lot of fun and I can remember all the times I usually was the 3rd wheel!! But I loved all the time I had spent with you both! I wish I had kept up with you and him through the years but we all grow apart through the ages. I love you and I know you will be strong and with the Love of God you will continue through these hard times. Your children will always be there for you as they have always been.

    I love you and I pray for you and your family during this time.

    Debbie Penn

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