Eugene Rolle


Eugene Rolle, 84, of Mitchell, SD, died Saturday, March 4, 2023, at Firesteel Healthcare Center in Mitchell. Funeral arrangements are pending under the direction of Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Eugene Joseph Rolle was born August 1, 1938, to William and Flora (Summers) Rolle in Brinsmade, ND.

Eugene served in the US Air Force for 6 years. He was united in marriage to Patricia Gaarder July 3, 1960. Upon returning from the Air Force, Eugene worked jobs involving farming and concrete work from 1964 through 1967, until he went to work for the Bureau of Reclamation as a surveyor. Eugene then transferred to Huron, SD in 1974 where he worked for Western Area Power Administration until his retirement in 1996. He later moved to Mitchell in 2000.

Eugene loved picking on his guitar to the country music playing on the radio.

Eugene is survived by his wife, Patricia Rolle; children, Kevin of Mitchell, Cathy (Jay) Schaapveld of Ramsey, MN, and Ken (Susan) of Mitchell; 8 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and 4 brothers.

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