Memorial is Friday for Rosemount soldier killed in AfghanistanA memorial service for Rosemount High School graduate Andrew Wilfahrt, killed Sunday in Afghanistan, will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. March 4 at the Fort Snelling Officers' Club at Highway 5 and Post Road.
By: Nathan Hansen, Rosemount Town Pages
A memorial service for Rosemount High School graduate Andrew Wilfahrt, killed Sunday in Afghanistan, will take place from 1 to 5 p.m. March 4 at the Fort Snelling Officers' Club at Highway 5 and Post Road.
Wilfahrt, 31, graduated from Rosemount High School in 1997. He joined the Army in January of 2009 and deployed to Afghanistan in July of 2010 as a Military Police officer.
On Sunday, while on patrol in Kandehar Province, Wilfahrt was attacked by insurgents using an improvised explosive device. He died as a result of the injuries he suffered.
Wilfahrt is survived by his parents, Jeff and Lori; sister, Martha; and brother, Peter, all of Rosemount.
Wilfahrt's obituary remembers him as compassionate, smart and witty. He loved music and art and was "fascinated by math, palindromes, maps, patterns, mashed potatoes and the absurd."
Wilfahrt's family encouraged people to pay tribute by promoting peace in their lives and contacting their legislators to bring the troops home "so other families won't experience the loss of a loved one as we have."
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to the Minnesota Armed Services Center, The American Civil Liberties Union or OutFront Minnesota.
Wilfahrt will be interred in a private ceremony.