Roger Rolands, 74, Lake Havasu City, Ariz.
Published 9:05 am Wednesday, August 18, 2010
Memorial services for Roger Rolands, 74, of Lake Havasu City, Ariz., will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Richard Spande will officiate. Interment will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery with Military Honors accorded by Freeborn County area veteran’s organizations. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. To sign the guest book, go to www.bayviewfuneral.com.
Roger passed away peacefully after a two-year battle with cancer on Monday, July 26, 2010, at his home in Lake Havasu City, Ariz., with his loving wife, Carma, at his side. Roger touched the lives of countless friends and family and left a lasting memory with everyone who knew him.
Roger was born on March 11, 1936, to Iver and Hazel Rolands. He grew up on a farm in Glenville where he acquired a love of farms and ranching. Roger graduated from Albert Lea High school in 1954. In 1955, Roger enlisted in the U.S. Army and proudly served with 101st Airborne Division and was honorably discharged on Aug. 9, 1957. Roger moved to California in 1961, where he owned and ran a window washing business and met Carma Harris. Roger and Carma were married on Jan. 18, 1975. Roger and Carma have owned and operated Rayne Water since moving to Lake Havasu, Ariz., in 1978. In 1996 Roger and Carma purchased the Getz Ranch in Kingman, Ariz., fulfilling a lifelong dream. Some of Rogers’ happiest days were spent on the ranch with his devoted dogs, enjoying nature, exploring the desert and caring for his many animals. Roger was a member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church as well as several organizations, including the Elks, Eagles, Moose, American Legion and Texas Longhorn Association.
Roger is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Carma Rolands of Lake Havasu City; sister, Marlene (Richard) Sipple; nieces: Cheryl (Mark) Morreim and Lisa Stadheim; nephews: Mark and Jon Sipple and Andy Rolands; and several grandnieces and nephews.
Roger was preceded in death by his parents: Iver and Hazel Rolands; sister, Gloria Erickson; and brother, Duane Rolands.
A celebration of life was held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 7, at Shugrue’s Bridgewater Room with a reception. In lieu of flowers, contributions in the name of Roger Rolands may be made to Hospice of Havasu, 365 S. Lake Havasu Ave., P.O. Box 597, Lake Havasu City, AZ, 86405.