Rolland Dean O’Groske
Friday, November 15, 1940
Date of Death:
Monday, February 15, 2021
80 years old
Rolland Dean O’Groske
Rolland O’Groske passed away February 15, 2021. He was born in Wells, MN on November 15, 1940 to Walter and Nelda (Klatt) O’Groske. He married Bernice Paulson on May 5, 1962.
Rolland worked for IBM for over 30 years. He was a member of UCT and spent 15 years coaching youth sports. He loved traveling, especially to the Minnesota Twins training Camps in Florida.
Rolland is survived by his children, Tamra O’Groske (Duane Watson) of Rochester and Jeffrey O’Groske of Rochester; 4 grandchildren, Jacob, Michael, and Tyler (Racheal) Watson all of Rochester, and Jakob Mogren of LeRoy; 5 great-grandchildren; siblings, Carol Louks of Stewartville, Melvin (Charlene) O’Groske of Ostrander, Maggie O’Groske (Rob Widga) of Minneapolis, Marlys (LeRoy) Rowe of Wykoff, Betty (Larry) Boehmer of Waconia; sister-in-law, Alice O’Groske of Byron; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his son, Dennis; grandson, Nickalas; father, Walter O’Groske; mother, Nelda (Klatt) ; step-mother, Bertha (Burma); brothers, Marvin, Walter, and Randy; and sisters, Diane and Sue Ann.
A celebration of life will be held at a later date.
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My deepest sympathy on the passing of your father. I worked with him in development at IBM. When I joined the development team, he took me under his wing and taught me everything he knew. He was kind and caring and funny, always willing to help others out. He always had a big smile for everyone. There is a special place in heaven for people like your dad.
Sincere sympathy to all of Rolland's families. I was a classmate of his in LeRoy. Never will forget his smile. Never knew what he was thinking!! He will be missed. We didn't get to have a class get together this last fall because of the virus. It has been a long time since our class has been together. Just know we are thinking of all of you at this time. Love and Prayers. Mary Speer. Classmate. And my husband. Virgil Speer. 🙏🙏💙💞
I am so sorry to hear about your father's loss. I was just thinking about him last week and some of the bantering between your parents and me. I will be keeping you in my prayers.
I never know what to say because it is never enough.
To the family, sorry to hear of your loss. Many memories especially playing cards together. May your memories bring you peace at this difficult time.
Dear Bernice and Family, Gloria and I were sorry to read Roland has passed away. Although we were not aware if Roland had any health issues we were aware of the many years your family had done business with us. Roland was a kind gentle man. We are sorry for your loss and maybe we'll have a chance to catch up with him in heaven.
Larry and Gloria Flicek
It is a very sad day when we have to say goodbye to anyone . My heart and prayers go out to the family . I am very sorry for your lose .
Sorry for your loss. I enjoyed working at IBM with Rollie. We shared the same office for many years. God Bless you and your family. Sincerely, Paul Schaefer
I worked with Rollie at IBM, and remember him as a smart and funny person. He was welcoming to those of us who were new o the team and really appreciated his friendship. I lost touch with him after he left IBM. Prayers for all of his family.
Sorry to hear of his passing. He and I graduated together from LeRoy High in 1958. God Bless his familly.
It was great having you as my brother. We are so sad you are gone from all of us but now you are in Gods house and that is the best place of all. Our deepest sympathies to your wonderful wife and family who took such great care of you at home. Rest In Peace Rollie. We love you.
Oh, where do i start, I'm a friend Rolland's son Jeffrey, for many years Jeff has always been a close family friend and through those many years I guess you could say, I kinda grew on his parents. I can still hear Rolland hollering to Bernice, "that girl is out there watering the flowers again." Never failed every time I would come over and help out with yard work or something around the house Rolland was always there to razz me. It will definitely be different going to visit without "Rollie" there. He was an amazing person, wonderful father and a great friend that will be greatly missed!