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In Memoriam: Mark Rolfs, Stantec

Our treasured colleague and good friend Mark Rolfs, age 63 of Ham Lake passed away on May 24, 2022 with his family at his side. He is survived by his parents Jack and Sue; his wife Cindy; children Luke, Joelle (Bejan) Hakimi and granddaughter Mara; and siblings Greg (Ann), Nancy, and Doug (Julie) Rolfs.

Mark grew up in Roseville and graduated from Mounds View High School. He earned his civil engineering degree from Iowa State University and began his 41-year career as a professional engineer at Bonestroo/Stantec. Over the last four decades, Mark worked on hundreds of lift stations, more than 100 water towers, and countless well pump houses, water booster stations, and water system modeling projects throughout the Upper Midwest. He worked on major flood control for the Red River Valley and large-scale pumping projects for the Army Corps of Engineers. Mark was respected by his colleagues throughout the industry for his wisdom, his technical expertise, and his ability to mentor younger engineers.

Mark never met a problem he couldn’t wait to solve. He had an unassuming confidence that propelled him to excel in his chosen endeavors. In five generations of cabin life, Mark was the skilled boat captain, snowmobile mechanic, and grill master. He derived great satisfaction from passing on cabin culture to his family. When he was not hitting the snowmobile trails, slicing through the waves, or driving on the links, he could be found with friends as close as family, with an easy smile and a ready laugh, often with a craft beer in his hand.

Those wishing to honor Mark are welcome to make donations in his memory to the Melanoma Research Alliance ( or the MN Lions Hearing Foundation (