|1) Published in The Enterprise, Friday, November 7, 2014|
Philip Lynn Rolland, 86
Philip Lynn Rolland, 86, of Blair died Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014, at Carter Place in Blair.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m. Friday at First United Methodist Church in Blair. Interment will be in the Blair Cemetery following services. Visitation is Thursday from 6 to 8 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Blair.
Philip Lynn Rolland was born Sept. 4, 1928, to Lars and Matilda Rolland at Orum. He was raised on the family farm in Orum. He graduated from Blair High School in 1946. He had four brothers and sisters, who have all preceded him in death.
He married Marilyn M. Simpson, his wife of 54 years, on June 7, 1953, in Blair.
In 1951-1953, he served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Japan.
He studied electricity at the Milford Technical School. He and Daryl Miller opened a TV repair shop which became Miller-Rolland, a furniture and appliance store that was known as “The Big White Store with Values Galore.”
He always thought it was important to be active and contribute to many local organizations. He was an active member of the First United Methodist Church and a dedicated usher at the church. He was a member of the Blair Lions Club, Blair Chamber of Commerce, Blair Hospital Board, and the Blair Housing Authority.
He always had a passion for his grandchildren, golfing and socializing with his buddies.
He is survived by his sons and daughters-in-law, Brent and Ania Rolland of Los Altos, Calif., and Curt and Suzette Rolland of Blair; daughter and son-in-law, Mindy and Greg Schriner of Thornton, Colo.; and six grandchildren.
His wife, Marilyn, preceded him in death in 2007.
Memorials are suggested to First United Methodist Church in Blair or the Blair Lions Club.
Campbell-Aman Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements. www.campbellaman.com
2)Omaha World Herald 5 Nov 2014
Rolland, Philip Lynn Age 86 Blair, NE. Survived by his sons and daughters in-law, Brent and Ania Rolland of Los Altos, CA and Curt and Suzette Rolland of Blair; daughter and son-in-law, Mindy and Greg Schriner of Thornton, CO; and six grandchildren. FUNERAL SERVICE 10am Friday at First United Methodist Church in Blair. Interment in the Blair Cemetery following services. VISITATION 6-8pm Thursday, First United Methodist Church, Blair. CAMPBELL-AMAN FUNERAL HOME 444 S. 17th Blair, NE 402-426-2191 www.campbellaman.com
3) Funeral leaflet
In Loving Memory of Philip L. Rolland
Born September 4, 1928 Orum, Nebraska ~ Entered Into Rest November 4, 2014 Blair, Nebraska
Funeral Service 10 am Friday, November 7, 2014 First United Methodist Church, Blair, Nebraska. Officiating: Rev. Rebecca Hjelle. Organist: David Gerard. Vocalist: Janet Campbell. Vocal Selections: How Great Thou Art, Amazing Grace. Congregational Selections: What A Friend We Have In Jesus, Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Casketbearers: Kyle Schriner, Taylor Schriner, Chris Miller, Mark Miller, Kirk Nance, Jeff Thompson
Graveside Service: Blair Cemetery, Blair, Nebraska
"Tribute to Rollands"--by Phil Rolland
Here we are together
The whole darn Rolland Clan
And aren't the in-laws lucky
To be a Rolland fan.
We all grew up so smart and rich
It's plain as you can see
It's our good looks that got us here
Except for you and me.
Let's hope that our health stays with us
At least a few more years
So we can eat the food we like
And drink a few more beers.
It's nice to see the sun come up
It's nice to see the rain
But when you're in the golf car business
This rain can be a pain.
In closing let me say good luck
Let's hope we all stay healthy
Let days ahead be happy days
Who cares if we ain't wealthy.
~~~Obituary and funeral leaflet courtesy of the Nebraska Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Public Library, Blair, Nebraska ~~~
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