Rebecca Jeanne Rollefson

February 26, 1941September 19, 2021
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Rebecca J. Rollefson, retired Minneapolis School Teacher (30 yrs) and resident of Tampa, FL passed away on Sept. 19, 2021 after multiple courageous battles with cancer. She was 80.

Rebecca was born in McLeansboro, IL, the daughter of Max and Gladys (Bell) Woodruff. She married William Rollefson in 1988. She earned a bachelor's degree at Eastern Illinois University in 1975 and later earned a master's degree with honors at Hamline University in 1995. She achieved National Board Certification of Professional Teaching Standards in 1998. Rebecca was an avid reader, active in her churches, and loved playing scrabble, mahjong, and many other games. She was a faithful wife, devoted mother, step-mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, teacher, and friend who touched the lives of many and will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Preceding Rebecca in death were her parents, Max and Gladys; step-father, Charles Hutchcraft; brother, George Woodruff; granddaughter, Ashley McWhorter; and grandson, Adam Hebert. Rebecca is survived by her husband, Bill; sons, Michael Hebert, Brian Hebert, Jeffrey Hebert (Chandra); step-children, Tia Houseman (Peter), Wil Rollefson (Alyson), Erik Rollefson (Lindsey); 6 grandchildren; 8 step-grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; brothers, Phil Woodruff (Mary), Tom Woodruff (Diane), Elmer Hutchcraft (June); and sister, Charlotte Hartzell (Doug).

Visitation will begin at 10 AM until time of service at 11 AM at Sunset Funeral Chapel, 2250 St. Anthony Blvd NE, Minneapolis, MN on Friday, Oct. 29, 2021.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions can be made to any of the following: McCoy Memorial Library, 130 S. Washington St., McLeansboro, IL 62859; Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 1309 Fairview Dr., Burnsville, MN 55337; or Atonement Lutheran Church, 29617 State Rd. 54, Wesley Chapel, FL 33543.

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Friday, October 29, 2021

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