Carlene Kay Roland


Carlene Kay Roland, age 63, of Pershing, Iowa, passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 at the Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.
Carlene was born on December 19, 1955 at the Collins Hospital in Knoxville, the daughter of Roy and Patricia VanderVeer. She grew up in Pershing and attended Twin Cedars High School.
Carlene was united in marriage to Robert "Bob" Roland on February 2, 1973. They were blessed with two sons, Tate and Matthew. Carlene and Bob enjoyed over 46 years of marriage, before her passing.
Carlene worked at her mom's store, but most enjoyed being a housewife and raising her children. She recently was employed at Dollar General in Knoxville.
Carlene had many hobbies and interests. Those included volunteering her time and talents, tending to her beautiful flower garden, cooking wonderful meals for her family, and painting ceramics. Carlene also raised raccoons, collected Wizard of Oz memorabilia and was an avid Christmas decorator. Her greatest enjoyment was her grandson, Dalton.
Those left to cherish Carlene's memory include her husband, Bob Roland of Pershing; children, Tate (April) Roland, and Matthew Roland; one grandson, Dalton; siblings, Ed Marshall, Craig (Jodi) Marshall, Rick (Deb) Swope, and Ann (Bob) Rice; brother-in-law, Tim (Sara) Roland; mother-in-law, Oleta Roland; and several nieces and nephews.
Carlene is preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Patricia VanderVeer; father-in-law, David Roland; sister-in-law, Robin Marshall; and brother-in-law, Doug Roland.
Memorials may be given in Carlene's memory to the Pershing Community Center.
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Published on June 17, 2019
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