Roland Glenn Stanley Roland died October 29, 2013 after being a cardiac patient for thirty years. Born in Lansing Michigan November 16, 1929 to Ethel Thelma and Homer G Stanley, he was the second of three brothers; Richard (deceased) and Robert of Manistee, Michigan. Roland is survived by his wife of 61 years Bethel Frank, son Kurt Stanley, his wife Julie and daughter Karla Stanley Sloan. There are five beloved grandchildren Evan Sloan, Jocelyn Sloan, Nicholas Stanley, Patrick Stanley and Daniel Stanley. Roland is also survived by several nieces and nephews in Lansing. He served his country in the medical corps during the Korean War
. He earned a Bachelors and Masters degree from Western Michigan University and a PHD from Michigan State University
. The family bleeds green and white and are Spartans to the core. Roland was employed by the Kalamazoo State Hospital for 34 years, starting in 1950 as an attendant nurse in Male Receiving. He remained at the Hospital throughout his education and used his experiences to establish and provide leadership as principal of the school in the children's unit as well as many other educational opportunities not only for patients but for the employees as well. "School should be fun", was his creed during these years and it showed in his work. Roland has been cremated and a memorial service will take place Friday November 22, 2013 at 11am at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church which is located at 1747 W. Milham Portage, Michigan. Lunch for friends and family of the deceased will follow after the service. His interment will take place at Ft. Custer National Cemetery at a later date. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests a contribution to a local charitable organization.