Posted 5/01/12 (Tue)
Funeral services for Garvey E. Rolla, 91, of Watford City, N.D., were at 10 a.m., Saturday, April 28, 2012, at the First Lutheran Church in Watford City with Pastor Rob Favorite officiating. Interment with Military Honors by the Carl E. Rogen American Legion Post #29 Drill Team and the North Dakota Honor Guard was at 1 p.m., in the Garden Valley Cemetery under the care of Fulkerson Funeral Home of Watford City. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at www.fulkersons.com
Garvey Eheler Rolla was the first of six children. He was born to Conrad and Evangeline (Eheler) Rolla in the Charlson area on July 23, 1920. He was raised on the family farm and educated at the Wahus Country School. Garvey helped on the family farm until entering the Navy in 1942 during World War II and was honorably discharged in 1946. After returning from the Navy, Garvey worked for Harry Mendenhall until his marriage to Lottie Roberta Frisinger at the Frisinger home, Schafer, N.D., on Oct. 10, 1950. From this union, there were four children. He farmed and ranched basically all his life and also had dairy cows.
Garvey was a member of the Watford City Eagles, Board of Directors for Missouri Valley Creamery, member of Simmental Association, 50 Years in the Saddle, and Dakota Resource Council. He enjoyed playing cards, hunting, fishing and visiting his friends at the coffee shop.
Garvey died on Sunday, April 22, 2012, at his home in rural Watford City, N.D.
Garvey is survived by his sons, Gregory Rolla of Mandan, N.D., Mark (Deborah) Rolla and Steve (Darcie) Rolla, of Watford City, N.D.; his daughter, Vici Kallevig of Fromberg, Mont.; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren; his brother, Harlan Rolla, of Keene, N.D., and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Lottie; brothers, Wallace and Marvin; and sisters, Marie and Margaret.