Roland L. Williams - 86

1/31/1928 - 4/22/2014

Chana, Illinois

Roland L Williams, age 86, died Tue., April 22, 2014 at Rochelle Community Hospital. He was born Feb. 1, 1928 in Sublette, Illinois the son to Charles E. and Emma “Irene” (Hicks) Williams. He graduated from Amboy High School on May 29th, 1947. He married Violet L. Hoelzer on Jan. 21, 1951. She preceded him in death on May 27, 1999. Roland owned and operated his own trucking company and farmed in the Chana area along side his wife for many years. He also drove truck for Burch Carmichael of Rochelle for approximately 15 years. He is a former Deputy Sheriff for Ogle County. Roland was a member of the Blackhawk Snowmobile Club. He also liked to ride his Harley, and go on trail rides. He was predeceased by his parents, wife Violet, and daughter Sharon Windland. He is survived by his daughter Karen (Tom) Evans of Chana, son Gregg Williams of Chana, 4 grandchildren; Keeta and Tanya Evans, Anita (Mike) Friedlund, and Jason (Megan) Windland, 4 great Grandchildren; Colin, Morgan, Bradly, and Jessica. Graveside service will be 10:00 am, Sat., May 3, 2014 at the Trinity Memorial Gardens in Rochelle with the Pastor Anne Erickson officiating. No visitation. A memorial fund is established for the Alzheimer’s Association.

Visitation:

NONE

Graveside Service:

10:00 AM, Saturday, May 3, 2014 at the Trinity Memorial Gardens, 14712 E. Twombly Road, Rochelle, IL.

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