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Rodney Roland

OAKDALE — A celebration of life for Rodney Roland, 54, Oakdale, will be at noon Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Oakdale Community Center.

Rodney Roland died Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, at Osmond Hospital in Osmond.

Brockhaus Funeral Home in Wausa is in charge of arrangements.


Rodney was born on Oct. 12, 1967, to Robert and Gloria Roland in Osmond. He attended various schools and graduated from Lincoln East High School.

Rodney was employed at Guarantee Roofing & Sheet Metal of Norfolk for 20 years as a machine operator and roofing specialist. He took great pride in his work. He had many interests, including working on cars, hot rods, always building stuff, but most of all, he lived for the outdoors, hunting, and you could always find him fishing. If he was not home, fishing was his life after a hard day.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Roland; infant sister, Gloria Jean; and sister-in-law Barbara Roland.

He is survived by a son, Colton Roland of Yankton; four brothers, Robert “Butch” Roland of Tilden, Byron Roland of Oakdale, Aaron Roland of Trumbull, and Roger Roland of Wausa; three sisters, Bev Owen of Lincoln, Barb Gullickson of Wausa, and Brenda Barden of Coleridge; and many nephews and nieces.

Family and friends are encouraged to bring special photos or tokens to share at a memory table.

In other news

O’NEILL — Memorial services for Robert D. Burge, 76, rural Amelia, will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the First Presbyterian Church in O’Neill. Inurnment will be at a later date.

HUMPHREY — Services for Alvin G. Reichmuth, 94, Humphrey, will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Humphrey. The Rev. Eric Olsen will officiate with burial in the parish cemetery.

WISNER — Services for Beverly J. Kindschuh, 82, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wisner. The Rev. Jared Hartman will officiate. Burial will be in the Wisner Cemetery.

ELGIN — Services for Gladys M. Bauer, 99, formerly of Elgin, will be at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Elgin. The Rev. John Norman will officiate. Burial will be in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery in rural Clearwater.

HADAR — Private graveside services for Carol L. (Wehrer) Widhalm, 82, Norfolk, will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in rural Hadar. Carol Widhalm died Saturday, Aug. 13, 2022, at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation and Care Center in Norfolk.

NORFOLK — Services for Terry L. Denney, 70, Norfolk, will be at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 16, at Northern Heights Baptist Church in Norfolk. The Rev. Matthew Gilmore will officiate. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.

NORFOLK — Services for Joe J. Ledford, 67, Norfolk, are pending at Stonacek Funeral Chapel in Norfolk. Joe Ledford died Monday, Aug. 15, 2022, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.

O’NEILL — Memorial services for Jerry Crosser, 71, O’Neill, will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the First Christian Church in O’Neill. The Rev. Phil Olsen will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Inman Cemetery.

Burial for Wilma Schroeder will be at 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, at the Best Cemetery in rural Norfolk. Wilma Schroeder died Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, at St. Joseph’s Rehabilitation Care Center in Norfolk.

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