Roland "Rollie" Pabst, age 77, died Saturday, April 24, 2010, at his home in Hastings.
Rollie was born Sept. 16, 1932, in Stillwater, to Albert and Irene (Johnson) Pabst. He married Marjorie Ruhr on Feb. 15, 1958, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Hastings. Rollie had farmed and worked as a cabinet maker.
He will be remembered for his humor, wit, love of the farm, and woodworking.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Rollie is survived by his wife of 52 years, Marjorie; children, Cindy (Pat) Teal, Sally (Mike) Benner, Joe (Debra) Pabst, Sharon (Chris) Van Dyke; grandchildren, Randy (Charlene) Johnson, Bethany (Randy) Bagwill, Jeremy (Christine) Teal, Alyssa (Kurt) Kangas, Matt (Erin) Benner, Jill (John) Junker, Robbie (Anna) Benner, Sayer, Coleman, and Carter Van Dyke; great-grandchildren, Adam Teal, Scarlet Benner, and Baby Bagwill; siblings, Marilyn (Bernard) Vanderpoel, Richard (Anna) Pabst; brother-in-law, Gene (Lois) Ruhr; sisters-in-law, Joan Steffenhagen and Mildred Ruhr; special friends, Kathy and Jerry Benedix; also many other relatives and friends.
The funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. Allan Paul Eilen, will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, April 29, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 15th St. W., Hastings. The visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, April 28, at Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 E. Seventh St., Hastings, and one hour prior to the service at church. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. The pallbearers are Joe Pabst, Randy Johnson, Matthew Benner, Robbie Benner, John Junker, Randy Bagwill, Jeremy Teal, and Kurt Kangas.
Arrangements were handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com.