May 5, 1936 - November 24, 2015

 

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, November 30th, 2015 at Holy Cross Lutheran Church for Roger O. Rohlck, age 79, of Rice who passed away Tuesday at the St. Cloud Hospital. Rev. Paul Dare and Rev. Dave Strohschein will concelebrate. Visitation will be 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday, November 29th, 2015 at the William Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids and one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Roger was born May 5, 1936 in Hardwick to Oreland and Irene (Mann) Rohlck. He served our country in the United States Army. On August 11th, 1957 he married the love of his life Verna Janousek in Gregory, SD. Roger worked as a District Sales Manager at Pioneer for 35 years before retiring in 2000. He was a loyal member of Holy Cross Lutheran Church and served as a Chairman of the Board. Roger was a member of the Good Shepherd Foundation Board, the St. Cloud Symphony Board and three different time share boards: Breezy Shores in Detroit Lakes, Izatys in Mille Lacs Lake and Lawrence Welk Villas in Escondido, CA. Roger took great joy in traveling, going to the lake, and golfing. He also took pride in his flower gardens, antiques, and spending time telling stories and being outdoors. Roger had a strong faith and was always lovingly serving the Lord.

Roger is survived by his loving wife of 58 years, Verna of Rice; sister, Carol (William) Braa of Sioux Falls, SD; nephew and nieces and many great nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Ruth Ann Nielsen.