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In Memoriam ~ Allan Rolling ’62

Allan Joseph Rolling ’62

Mar. 8, 1944-Jan. 29, 2021

Allan Joseph Rolling was born March 8, 1944 at Tracy, the third of four children born to Harold and Agnes (Kosse) Rolling. He passed away peacefully at his home, on Friday, Jan. 29, at the age of 76 years.

Visitation is at 10 a.m. with a memorial mass at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Calvary Cemetery.

Allan was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Tracy, where he was a life-long member. There he taught faith formation classes, distributed communion, and served on the liturgical committee, and finance and parish councils. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus. His faith in God was a strong part of his life and who he was. He cared about people and greatly enjoyed helping others in need.

Allan attended grade school in a one-room school house a mile from home. He attended St. John’s Preparatory School in Collegeville, MN, for two years then completed his education at Tracy High School graduating in 1962. He married Darlene Lord, November 30, 1963. Together they had four children. Allan served three years in the Army National Guard. He was a farmer all his life, living on the same farm site on which he grew up.

Allan loved to travel. Each winter, he’d spend time planning the next camping trip for the following summer. He enjoyed history and would read books, watch documentaries, and visit historical sites across the country. Allan enjoyed cooking for his family for holidays or other family gatherings. He enjoyed creating and was often dreaming up the next project, whether it was a swimming pond he built in the grove or farm implements he modified to suit his needs.

Allan is survived by his four children, Paul (Alice) Rolling, Tracy; Dan (Kim) Rolling, Tracy; Jeanne Prekker, Luverne; and Tony (Brenda) Rolling, Tracy; eleven grandchildren, Will (Heather) Rolling, Emmalee Rolling, Jordan (Samantha) Rolling, Dakota Rolling, Stephen Rolling, Jaden Rolling, Alizabeth Prekker, Andrew Prekker, Evan Prekker, Alex Rolling, and Mitchell Rolling; six great-grandchildren: Braxton, Braelynn, Aryi, Jaxyn, Riyker, and Everleigh; his sister, Betty (Verle) Bollig of Willmar; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother and sister-in-law, Vincent and Maggie Rolling, and his sister, Mary Engesser.

Arrangements are being handled by the family. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to St. Mary’s Catholic School or 572 Center St., Tracy, MN 56175.