Richard A. “Dick” Roling, 77 of Cascade, passed away Thursday, Nov. 18, 2021 at his home in rural Cascade.
Visitation for Richard was held from 2-7 p.m., Tuesday Nov. 23, 2021 at the Reiff Funeral Home in Cascade.
Services for Richard 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2021 at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Cascade, with Rev. Mark Osterhaus Presiding and Rev. Carl Ries con-celebrating. Mass servers were Waylen Lynch and Willy Lynch. Lectors were T.J. Tittle, Stephanie Janssen and Isabelle Luna. Giftbearers were Elli Roling, Mylie Miller, Ashlyn Roling and Ricky Tittle. Musicians were Lynne Chapmann and Becky Williams. Amazing Grace was sung by Kaitlyn Roling, Kali Roling and Grace Miller. Burial was held in Calvary Cemetery in Cascade, with Flag presentation afforded by the Cascade American Legion Post #528.
Arkbearers were Kurt Wolf, Peyton Roling, Nic Reinert, Gage Luna, Matthew Roling, Justin Roling, Nathan Tittle and Ben Miller.
He was born April 24, 1944 in New Vienna, son of William and Margaret (Schaeffer) Roling. He received his education at St. Boniface School in New Vienna. On Jan. 11, 1966 he was united in marriage to Grace Hess at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Luxemburg. She preceded him in death Aug. 7, 1984. Dick farmed in the rural Cascade area for many years.
He was a member of St. Matthias Parish in Cascade, and a member of the Cascade Knights of Columbus-Council # 930. He served in the Army Reserves for many years.
Other than being a farmer, he was an avid hunter and fisherman. He truly loved playing cards with his family and grandkids. He was a great gardener and took great pride in canning and sharing his bountiful harvest with many. His grandkids meant the world to him…they were the center of his life along with his many dogs, especially, Sissy.
He is survived by eight children: Kim (Jim) Wolf of Bankston, Carmen (Jeff) Reinert of Dyersville, Kevin (Nikki) Roling of Dewitt, Karla (Phil) Strang and Rick (Emily) Roling both of Cascade, Sandy (Roger) Luna of San Antonio, Texas, Ron (Lisa) Roling and Lori (Mike) Miller both of Cascade; 30 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; his siblings, Mary (Eldon) Sassen of Dyersville, Barbara Hess of Luxemburg, Lois (Robert) Forkenbrock of Dyersville, Duane (Judy) Roling of New Vienna and Dale (Alice) Roling of Prairie du Chein, Wis.; in-laws, Correne (Cletus) Hellmann of Ryan, Bernadette Wedig-Wiegel of Darlington, Wis., Janice Roling of Guttenberg, and Leola (Thomas) Sperfslage of Central City.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his parents-in-law, Arnold and Hattie (Miller) Hess; one grandson, Nolan Roling; one brother, Dan Roling; his in-laws, Helene and Ralph Oberbroeckling; Donnie, Carl and Dennis Hess, Leo Wedig and Louis Wiegel.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.reifffuneralhomeinc.com
The family would like to thank the Reiff and Cascade Ambulance Services, all the many doctors and nurses that took care of Dad, Above and Beyond Healthcare, and all the family and friends that have been there for Dad on his journey.