Donald Roll

Roll, Donald Raymond

Donald Raymond Roll, 85, of Wausau, transcended to his final home on Saturday, April 27, 2013. Don was born to the late Otto and Agnes Roll, September 8, 1927, in Wausau, WI.

Don served his country honorably in the U.S. Air Force in South Korea.

He was an accomplished woodworker, and enjoyed fishing and hunting in Wisconsin, Michigan, Canada, and out west. Don played drums for 25 years with local band, "Jerry Dee & the Ranchman".

Don was a lifetime member of Holy Name Church in Wausau and member of the VFW and American Legion.

Don is survived by five children, Carrie, Jamie, Linda, Jeffery and Daniel; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; brother, James (Sandy Roll; sister, Marion Nelson; and special friend, Mary Ann Wyro.

Don was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; brothers, Wallace and Frank; and sisters, Alice and Jeanie.

Memorial mass will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Parish, 1104 S. 9th Ave., Wausau. Rev. Norman Boneck and Deacon Bob Anderson will officiate. Visitation will be held at 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the family for a donation to the Aspirus Hospice House.

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Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on May 1, 2013