Rolf Ludwig Weilbach
August 18, 1936 – July 6, 2019
Rolf Ludwig Weilbach, 82, passed peacefully in his home on July 6, 2019.
Rolf was born in Speyer, Germany on August 18, 1936. In his early years, Rolf was a baker’s apprentice and quickly mastered the creation of various incredible European breads and desserts. In 1956, he came to the United States to pursue the American dream and was proud to join the United States Air Force. Rolf met the love of his life, Ingrid, in Denver and they married in 1961. Rolf and Ingrid were married for over 57 years and during that time they had 3 children: Peter, Heidi and Michelle. Rolf had a fierce love and passion for the military, history and creating debate over politics. His passion showed as he served shy of 30 years in the Air Force, Air Force Reserve and Colorado National Guard. Most recently, he was also a member of the American Legion Post #1. Rolf adored his wife Ingrid, who was also an immigrant from Germany. Together, they both worked while raising their children, and for many years, ran a small business. Rolf was also devoted to a career outside of the military including various roles in photography and lighting for film and video as well as becoming an entrepreneur. Rolf loved his children and grandchildren deeply and had high expectations for them and their futures. He had a genuine love for animals, especially his beloved cats. In his retirement he enjoyed specializing in WWII history, building plastic model kits, reading and playing a good game of virtual solitaire.
Rolf is survived by his wife of 57 years, Ingrid. His children Peter (Jennifer), Heidi (Walter) and Michelle (Gary) from Colorado. His brother Kurt and niece Petra from Speyer, Germany. Rolf has 5 grandchildren, Erika, Dustin, Derek, Trevor and Kyle and 2 great grandchildren, Carmen and Mia. He was preceded in death by his father Wilhelm and his mother Elise and siblings Herta and Werner.
Memorial Services will be held at Fort Logan National Cemetery, 4400 W. Kenyon Avenue, Denver, Co 80236 on Tuesday, July 30, 2019 from 11-11:30am. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to an animal rescue or shelter of your choice