Obituary of Albert Leamon Roland Jr.
ALBERT LEAMON ROLAND, JR, 88 CAMBRIDGE, WISCONSIN – Albert Leamon Roland, Jr., “Lee”, age 88 of Cambridge, WI passed away peacefully on Thursday, April 1, 2021. Born on April 4, 1932, in Rockford, Illinois, son of Albert Leamon Sr. and Alice (nee Casner) Roland.
Lee was a graduate of Rockford West High and University of Illinois. He served as 2nd Lt. in the U.S. Army where he met and married Melitta Elfriede Pfomann on August 4, 1956 in Augsburg, Germany.
Lee’s family resided in Rockford, IL and later moved to Cambridge, WI to live on Lake Ripley where he enjoyed fun times with his family and friends, boating, playing cards, bowling, golfing, and racquetball. He belonged to Lake Ripley Country Club for many years.
He worked as plant manager at Rockford Springs Company in Rockford, IL until his retirement. He and his wife Millie moved to Del Tura Country Club in North Fort Myers, Florida where he enjoyed many years of golf, tennis, and softball. He was proud of his 13 holes in one, multiple club championships, and induction into the Del Tura Softball Hall of Fame in 2017.
He will be lovingly remembered by his daughter, Renee Roland Johnson (Randy Johnson) of Cambridge, WI; his son, Randel Roland (partner, Thaddeus “Teejay” Brooks) of Fort Atkinson, WI; 3 grandchildren; Mark Frey (Callie Neuville), Kimberly (nee Frey) Wagner (Dan), Derek Roland (Stephanie Vergenz) and 6 great grandchildren; Cole Frey, Jack Frey, Elinor Frey, Spencer Wagner, Baby Wagner due August 1 and Chloe Moore, best friend Keith Hazzard, several nieces and nephews and other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his parents, Leamon and Alice, his wife Melitta, sisters Donna Quist (Robert), Louise Schnepper (Chuck), and special friend Mary Ford.
Special thanks to Agrace Hospice Care givers and to Autumn Winds of Oakland Assisted Living staff where dad resided for the past 4 years.
A private family service was held at Nitardy Funeral Home in Fort Atkinson on April 5th. A celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, May 15 at Ripley Park in Cambridge, WI from 11:00-2:00 PM (shelter next to the cemetery). Memorials in Lee’s name can be made to Agrace Hospice in Madison, the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital or Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF).
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