Rolefson, Kenneth R. IXONIA Kenneth R. Rolefson, age 73, passed away at his home, surrounded by his family, on Sunday July 8, 2012, after a six month battle with renal cancer. Funeral services will be held on Friday at 11:00 AM at Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church with Pastor Terry Larson officiating. Burial will be in Ixonia Ev. Lutheran Cemetery. Family and friends may call on Thursday from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Schmutzler-Vick Funeral Home and Cremation Service and on Friday after 10:00 AM at the church. Memorials to Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church, would be appreciated. Online condolences may be left at watertownwifuneralhome.com. Kenneth R. Rolefson was born on December 6, 1938 in Oconomowoc, the son of Roland and Minnie (Kleist) Rolefson. He graduated from Oconomowoc High School in 1957 and UW Madison in 1964 with a degree in civil engineering. On November 12, 1966 he married the former Ruth Loughan in LaCrosse. Ken had been employed by the DOT in LaCrosse and Waukesha and he had been the Jefferson County Highway Commissioner for 18 years. After his retirement, he worked part time for Ayres Associate for 13 years. Ken was a member of Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church where he had served as an usher. He had been a former Supervisor for the Town Of Ixonia and had been the committee chairman for Boy Scout Troop #43 at St. Henry's Catholic Church.Ken loved working in his yard, raising sheep and driving his Corvette. He was an avid deer and turkey hunter and he was very proud of the bear he shot this past fall. Ken is survived by his wife Ruth, their sons Michael (Rachel) Rolefson of South Milwaukee and Steven (Le Anne) Rolefson of West Allis, two grandchildren Nicole and Daniel, his Yorkie, Miss Abigail, his many coffee friends at Hardies and Zwiegs, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Edgar and Dale Rolefson, his in laws George and Monica Loughan and a brother in law Richard Loughan. Ken's family wishes to thank Pastor Terry Larson for being with them from day one, for all his visits, prayers and compassionate care during Ken's illness. To Father Mike Richel for his support and kindness. To Diane Donnlinger, Steve Coughlin, Mike Meyer and Marie Timmerman for their help, to the staff of Aurora VNA of Wisconsin Hospice and especially to Ken's nurse Shelly.