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Harry Rollman

Harry Lester Rollman, 94, Minot, formerly of Granville, ND, died Tuesday, July 10, 2018 in a Minot Hospital. 

Harry was born March 3, 1924 at Sinking Springs, PA, the son of Clarence and Lucille (Peck) Rollman. He moved with his family to Granville at an early age, where he was raised and educated, graduating in 1942. He enlisted with the U.S. Navy in 1942 and honorably served his country in the European and Pacific Theatre of World War II. On December 28th 1945 aboard the USS Andromeda AKA15 Harry crossed the equator and became a Trusty Shellback.  He was honorably discharged in 1946. 

Harry returned to North Dakota and began farming in Granville Township of McHenry County. In 1946, he was united in marriage to Mildred Anderson. Nine children were born to this union. Harry worked as a motorcycle police officer in Velva and Minot and then as a truck driver for United Buckingham and Midwest Motors Express for 25 years. He also worked in the pro shop in the bowling alley before retiring. He was once married to Sherry Fossum. 

On January 8, 1991, Harry was united in marriage to Jean Kingsley in Las Vegas, NV. They continued to live in Minot to this day. 

Harry was a member of Bethany Lutheran Church, the local Teamster’s Union, Minot Eagles Aerie and VFW Club. He had bowled for 50 years and received numerous awards, including a high game of 299 and his highest average was 200. He had participated on the ND State Team Bowling Event for both Handicap and Scratch in 1973-74. He was inducted into the Minot Bowling Hall of Fame in 1976. He had won many bowling tournaments in both singles and doubles events. He served on the Minot City Bowling Board of Directors for 8 years. Harry was an avid golfer and made a hole in one in 1986 during the Schmidt Light Golf Tournament at Souris Valley Golf Course. He also coached the Standard Sparks Women’s Fastpitch Softball Team for 23 years, winning 9 State Tournaments. The team also went to 9 Regional tourneys, and won many tournaments in Minnesota, South Dakota, North Dakota and Canada. 

His loving family includes, his wife of 27 years, Jean; children, Bryan Rollman Mesa, AZ Byron Rollman, Minot, Sheila Franklin, Bremerton, WA, Cheryl Vannett, Colville, WA, Blayne (Pat) Rollman, Bremerton, WA, Geraldine Hickman, Bloomington, IL, Wayne Rollman, Bremerton, WA and Scott Rollman, Las Vegas, NV; Lola (Doug) Hanna, Burlington, Larry (Joette)Turner, Velva, Lee (Lynn) Turner, Jamestown, ND & Leon Turner, Minot;  17 grandchildren;  33 great grandchildren; 18 great great-grandchildren;  brother, Donald Rollman, Granville, ND; a number of nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Harry was preceded in death by his parents, wives, Mildred and Sherry, son, Steve; step-daughter, Judy; brothers, LeRoy, Raymond, Robert, Richard, Ralph, Gordon, and sisters, Marian, Margaret & Lois. 

Funeral service:  Tuesday, July 17, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. in Bethany Lutheran Church, Minot.
Interment: Rosehill Memorial Park, Minot.
Visitation: Monday, July 16th from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. in Thomas Family Funeral Home, Minot.
In lieu for flowers or plants, memorials are preferred to Bethany Lutheran or American Cancer Fund.


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MessageVery sorry to hear of Harry's passing. He was always a pleasant man to visit and a great uncle. He will be missed by many.
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MessageMany Fabulous Memories of Harry. Thoughts and Prayers are with the Family.
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MessageSorry we cant be there,with Ludys cancer problems. I will allways remember the good times I bowled with Harry In league and tourments.

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