Dewey Rex ROLAND

Male 1921 - 2003


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  • Born  28 Aug 1921  Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Census  10 Apr 1930  Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Census  17 Apr 1940  Allen, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Died  01 May 2003  Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Buried  05 May 2003  Sunset Memorial Gardens, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Notes 
    • Obituary:
      Dewey Roland, 81, of the 4500 block of SW 16th in Des Moines, died peacefully at home after a lengthy illness on Thursday, May 1, 2003. Services are Monday 10 a.m. at Southtown Funeral Home, with burial in Sunset memorial Gardens Cemetery.

      Dewey had retired from the Air National Guard after 37 years of service. He was a veteran of WWII and the Korean Conflict, and had received the Purple Heart. Dewey was a member of the American Legion and the Silver Squadron. He was also a member of theFort Des Moines Little League Hall of Fame. He loved the Chicago Cubs, the Chicago Bears, and Lincoln High Softball, but the love of his life was his family.

      He is survived by his wife, Louise; three sons, ... ; a sister Barbara Musgrave; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

      Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Sunday, May 4 at Southtown Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice or Lincoln High School Softball.
      [Des Moines Sunday Register (IA) - May 4, 2003 - Page 7B, Column 4]
    Person ID  I19163848  Our Ancestors
    Last Modified  18 Jun 2018 

    Father  George Alfred ROLAND,   b. 28 Jan 1888, Durham, Marion County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1969, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Charlottie C GIBSON,   b. Abt 1885, Princeton, Mercer County, Missouri, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1931, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Oct 1905  Ottumwa, Wapello County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F34919310  Group Sheet

    Family  Louise E SARASIO,   b. 29 Feb 1924, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Nov 2008, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F4947457  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 28 Aug 1921 - Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 10 Apr 1930 - Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 17 Apr 1940 - Allen, Polk County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 01 May 2003 - Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 05 May 2003 - Sunset Memorial Gardens, Des Moines, Polk County, Iowa, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Roland Family 1925
    Roland Family 1925
    Standing (l-r): Howard LeRoy, Dewey Rex ROLAND
    Sitting: Charlotte Gibson ROLAND, Frederick Eugene ROLAND

    Headstones
    ROLAND, Dewey R.
    ROLAND, Dewey R.
    SMSGT US Air Force
    World War II Korea
    August 28, 1921 -- May 1, 2003
    Purple Heart

  • Sources 
    1. [S1700] U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, (On-Line Database, U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Provo, UT, (www.ancestry.com)), SS#: 483-14-8940.

    2. [S28] Social Security Death Index, (On-line Database, Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com Operations Inc., Provo, UT, 2009, (www.ancestry.com)), SS#: 483-14-8940, Issued: IA (Before 1951).

    3. [S32] 1930 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1930 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations Inc, Provo, UT, 2002, (www.ancestry.com)), Des Moines, Polk, Iowa, ED 12, p. 9 (penned), 119A (stamped), dwelling 96, family 103, George A Roland. Image 14/38..

    4. [S1009] 1940 U.S. census, population schedule, (Digital images. 1940 U.S. census, population schedule, Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., Provo, UT, (2012), (www.ancestry.com)), Allen, Polk, Iowa, ED 77-1, p. 7 (penned) 7A (stamped), dwelling 146, George A Roland. Image 17/20..

    5. [S1625] Newspaper, (Digital images. Newspapers, (www.newspapers.com)), Des Moines Sunday Register (IA) - May 4, 2003 - Page 7B, Column 4.

    6. [S59880627] Sunset Memorial Gardens, (On-Line Database, Sunset Memorial Gardens, Des Moines, Polk, IA, Find-a-Grave, (http://www.findagrave.com)), Find-a-Grave Memorial ID: 189854702.


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