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Rolan Erck

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Rolan Erck

Rolan was born January 18, 1940 to Arthur Erck and Elizabeth (Hofer) Erck in Wagner, SD. On November 27, 1964 Rolan was united in marriage to Donna J. Voss at Zion Lutheran Church in Delmont. They were married for nearly 53 years and were blessed with four children. Rolan passed away on April 16, 2017 in Sioux Falls.

Rolan attended Pearly Mound country school and graduated from Tripp High School. He received an Agriculture degree from South Dakota State University in Brookings, SD. Rolan started farming with his father in 1960 and following his father's death, he continued farming with his brother until 1984. Rolan served in the Army National Guard for 8 years.

Rolan started a career with Aid Association for Lutherans (AAL, now Thrivent Financial) in 1984 and retired in 2002. During his 18 year career, Rolan was nationally recognized repeatedly as a leading District Representative for AAL.

Rolan was a lifelong member of Zion Lutheran Church in Delmont. He was baptized, confirmed and married at Zion.

Rolan's love of farming and machinery continued throughout his lifetime, he restored Allis Chalmers tractors and farm equipment throughout his retirement and involved his family in his hobby. He was a founding member the Twin Rivers Old Iron Association in Delmont where he made many good friends.

Grateful for having shared Rolan's life, he is survived by his wife, Donna; his children, Londa (Brian) Dewald of Lisle, IL; Bob (Bethany) Erck of Sioux Falls; Bill (Lisa) Erck of Brandon and Jim (Paula) Erck of Tea. Adored and loved by eight grandchildren, Elizabeth and Zach Dewald, Cade and Chance Erck, Tyler and Emily Erck, and Eathen and Emersyn Erck. He is also survived by his mother-in-law, Mabel Voss of Sioux Falls, sister, Carol Quinn of Denver, CO, his brother, John Erck of Mitchell, and many other family and friends. His commitment to his faith, love for his family and enjoyment of life with dear friends will stay with us all.

Rolan was preceeded in death by his parents, father-in-law, William Voss, his brother, Arlan Erck, two infant children and infant grandchildren.

Online condolences may be sent at In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be sent to Main Street Living Lutheran television, 1400 South Duluth Ave, Sioux Falls, SD 57105 or Dougherty Hospice House, 4509 Prince of Peace Place, Sioux Falls, SD 57117.
Published in The Argus Leader on Apr. 19, 2017
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