PINE RIVER - Rolland "Rollie" Eckerson, age 84, of Pine River, passed away Sunday, Jan. 20, 2008, at his home. He was born Nov. 25, 1923, in Walla Walla, Wash., to Lloyd and Irene Eckerson. He married Rahma Ahles on June 14, 1946, in Rhode Island. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post No. 613 in Pine River.
He is survived by his daughters, Sandra Zeidler (Dwight), of Pequot Lakes, Karen Rudlang (David), of Pine River, Debra Dalton, of Delta Junction, Alaska, Paula Kelm (Timothy), of Brainerd; 13 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Rollie married Rahma Ahles on June 14, 1946, in Rhode Island. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II and was a member of American Legion Post No. 613 in Pine River.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Rahma; son, Dennis; and sister, Mickey.
Services will be 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 25, 2008, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Pine River. Burial will follow at Pine Ridge Cemetery, Pine River. Visitation will be Thursday from 5-7 p.m. at Kline Funeral Home, Pine River, and one hour prior to services at the church. Arrangements are with Kline Funeral Home, Pine River.
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