Rolland “Rollie” Dale

March 19, 1942-Sept. 25, 2013

MARSHALL – Services for Rolland “Rollie” Dale, 71, of Marshall, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. with a 7 p.m. prayer service Sunday at Hamilton Funeral Home and continue at the church on Monday, one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Marshall Cemetery.

He died Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, at the Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Rolland Alfred was born March 19, 1942, in Tracy to Alfred and June (Fligge) Dale. He was baptized at Albright United Methodist Church and confirmed at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church. He attended rural school near his parents’ homestead and graduated from Marshall High School in 1960. He worked for Dale Schroeder before entering the United States Air Force in 1963 and while being stationed in Florida, Rollie was united in marriage to Janet Pochardt on May 7, 1960, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Island Lake Township. To this union five children were born, namely, Thomas, Jason, Randy, Jeffrey and Stacey. He was honorably discharge in 1967. Following his discharge, Rollie and Janet farmed near Cottonwood and then moved to a farm near Ghent. He started working at Schwan’s in 1981 and he and his family moved to Marshall in 1987. He retired in 2008. The love of his life was his family, helping them, especially his grandchildren. His enjoyments included gardening (green thumb) fishing, hunting (taught gun training) camping, traveling with the Red Baron Squadron, dealing, selling sweet corn, and dealing with Cargill and Pure Plant Food.

Rollie was a faithful member of Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church where he was a member of the church council and maintenance committee. He also donated his time, talents and equipment to better Samuel Lutheran School.

Survivors include his wife, Janet of Marshall: four children, Thomas of Sauk Center, Jason (and Stacy) of Sartell, Randy of Clear Lake and Stacey (and Judd) Nordin of Princeton; 10 grandchildren, Krista (fiance’ Ben Wuebkers) Kendra, Michael, Matthew, Mitchell, Christopher and Rachel Dale, Brandon, Gavin and Gracelynn Nordin; eight siblings, Roger (and Joann) of Hanley Falls, Carolyn (and Jim) Harwood of Roswell, Ga., Helen (and Bill) Meyenburg of Sheldon, Wash., Mary DeAustin of Marshall, Peggy (and Gene) Dixson of Bloomington, Allen (and Cathy) of Marshall, Albert (and Karen) of Coyle, Okla., and Irene Dale of New Hope; mother-in-law, Viola Pochardt; sister-in-law, Doris Pochart and also many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and June; son, Jeffrey; brother-in-law, Larry DeAustin; father-in-law, Walter Pochardt; brother-in-law, Dale Pochardt; one niece and two infant great nephews.

Bless be the memory of Rolland A. Dale