Rolland  Hess

Rolland  Hess, age 86, of Adams, Wisconsin died Friday, January 11, 2013 at the Villa Pines Living Center in Friendship, Wisconsin.

Memorials services are planned for a later date this summer.

Rolland was born February 18, 1926 in Viola, Wisconsin to Valentine and Jessie (Croniger) Hess. He served in the US Navy during WWII in the European Theater of war.  Rolland participated in the Normandy invasion on D-Day as a pilot of a LST landing craft.  He married Margaret Scott on August 8, 1945 in Massillon, Ohio.  They returned to Wisconsin and he started his career in the corrugated box business in Tomahawk, Wisconsin and was involved in managing plants in Wisconsin, Michigan, and Colorado.  Rolland was instrumental in the start up and management of Lewis Container later known as Castle Rock Container in Adams.  He later retired from Midwest Rubber and Sales in Stoughton, Wisconsin as general manager.

Rolland enjoyed golfing, fishing, and hunting, especially deer hunting at his cabin in Tomahawk, Wisconsin. In the Adams area he was especially known for his rummage sales at his house across from the ballpark.

Rolland was a member of VFW Post in Colby, Wisconsin; he was also a member of the Somo River Retreat Lodge in Tomahawk, Wisconsin, with his friends, sons, and grandson.

Memorials may be directed to the Angel Flight and the Wounded Warriors.

Rolland was preceded in death by his parents, Valentine and Jessie (Croniger) Hess; sisters:  Jessie, Arlie, and Ellen; and brothers:  Valentine, Arvin, and Denny.

Wife:  Margaret Hess of Adams, Wisconsin
Daughter:  Margaret (Victor) Biechler of Appleton, Wisconsin
Son:  Thomas Hess of Eagle River, Wisconsin
Son:  Terry (Christine) Hess of Necedah, Wisconsin
Son:  Gary (Kim) Hess of Green Bay, Wisconsin
Grandchildren:  Jennifer, Michael, Stacy, Shelley, Melissa, Kelsey, Matthew, Connor, Logan
Great-Grandchildren:  Damian, Dane, Dylan, Brandon, Kylee, Brandon, Haley, Addy
Further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, his little buddy Spike and friends.

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  1. Melinda & Pete Brogan says:

    Our sympathy to you Terry and to your family in the loss of your father.

  2. Bob and Arlene Droste says:

    Terry…Sorry to hear about your dad…Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the rest of the family…God Bless you all …

  3. Margaret Gabay says:

    Peg and family, My prayers and thoughts are with you. Nothing I can say that will take away the sorrow. God Bless

  4. Paula Gaba and Family says:

    Sorry for your loss, When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  5. Tom Mckinley says:

    Gary and Family, Sorry to hear of your loss.

  6. Peggy Stormoen says:

    Jennifer, I am sorry to hear about your Grandfather. I had seen him at a garage sale earlier this year when I was home for a great nephews football game. My condolences to you and your family. Give Uncle Terry an extra hug and tell him Val and Ole are sending it from heaven.

  7. Dennis Chaffee says:

    Sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. You and your family are in my thoughts.

  8. Roxanne (Williams) Burleigh says:

    Terry, sorry to hear the loss of your father. God bless you all and will be praying for ya’ll during this sad time. God bless your dad and he’s in a better place. In Jesus name, Amen.

  9. VELNA WAITE says:

    Margaret and Families, My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. God Bless you.

  10. Lori Ward says:

    Stacy and family, I am so sorry for the loss of father/grandfather and uncle. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May he R.I.P.