Obituary for Roland Huibregtse
Roland “Rollie” J. Huibregtse, 86, of Sheboygan Falls, passed away on Saturday, June 11, 2011 at his home with his family at his side.
Rollie was born on December 11, 1924 in Plymouth, WI to John and Helen (Duerloo) Huibregtse. He attended Sheboygan Falls Schools.
Roland married the late Carolyn Carpenter in 1947 in Michigan and celebrated their 63rd wedding anniversary this past Veterans Day, November 11th.
In his younger days Rollie enjoyed hunting, fishing and in later years looked forward to his Wednesday ‘date’ days with Carolyn. Rollie joined the United States Marine Corps in 1943 serving in Pacific Asia, the Philipines, Guam and Hawaii aboard the USS Bella Wood.
Rollie was a member of the First Reformed Church in Sheboygan Falls. He was an avid sports fan, not missing a Brewer or Packer Game. He was a member the American Legion, VFW, and a volunteer Fireman for the Sheboygan Falls Fire Department for 21 years. Rollie was employed at Kohler Co. for 42 years retiring from the Security Department.
Rollie is survived by four daughters and three sons, Thomas of Lawton, OK, Dick (Gail) of Sheboygan Falls, Sue (Roger) Boy of Sheboygan Falls, Joyce (Myron) Praeger of Port Washington, Jane Huibregtse, Kay (Mike) Braun, and Peter all of Sheboygan Falls; 14 grandchildren, Jennifer, Shelly(Dave), Gina(Clint), Mark(special friend Gretchen), Michael, Kristi(Caleb), Jill, Jason(Amanda), Joel(special friend Ashley), Rachel(special friend Nick), Brendan, Blake, Carly, and Nicole(special friend Robert); 8 great-grandchildren, Jaymz, Jedidiah, Zachariah, Charlie, Brody, Macy, Madylin, Damon, special friend Kyra; 2 sisters Marcella(Sally) Vreeke of Sheboygan, Marjorie Wangemann of Sheboygan, 2 brothers Dale(Dolly), Jerry(Kay) both of Sheboygan Falls; sister-in-law, Mary Jane Huibregtse. He is further survived by JoAnn Bartzen, Marjorie(Wayne) Siefert, and Faye Entringer all of Sheboygan and special pet Buckwheat.
Rollie was preceded in death by his wife Carolyn, his parents, his parent-in-laws John and Helen Carpenter 1 brother, Clarence (Peanuts), and 4 brothers-in-law, Roger Vreeke, Guy Entringer, Clem Bartzen, and Ted Wangemann.
Funeral services to celebrate Rollie’s life will be at 3:00 pm on Thursday, June 16, 2011, at First Reformed Church in Sheboygan Falls with Rev. Brad Veenendaal officiating. Interment will be in Sheboygan Falls Cemetery with full military honors.
Relatives and friends may greet the family from 1:00 pm until the time of the service Thursday at the church.
A memorial fund has been established in Rollie’s name for Sharon S. Richardson Community Hospice and First Reformed Church.
For online remembrances and more information, please visit www.wenigfuneralhome.com
Wenig Funeral Home in Sheboygan Falls (920-467-3431) is assisting Rollie’s family with arrangements.