Rolland Vanderpol

Rolland B. Vanderpol, 93, died Saturday, October 29 at Avera Bormann Manor in Parkston. Funeral service will be Tuesday, November 1 at 10:30 am at Christian Reformed Church in Corsica with burial following in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday, October 31 from 5 to 7 pm with a 7:00 pm prayer service at Christian Reformed Church in Corsica. Koehn Bros. Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Rolland B. Vanderpol was born March 30, 1918 to Henry Sr. and Margaretha (Hasseler) Vanderpol in Douglas County, SD. He was baptized and made profession of faith at the New Holland Christian Reformed Church and attended country school in Douglas County. He was united in marriage to Hattie Tucek on October 14, 1938 in New Holland. The couple moved to California for 2 years before coming back to South Dakota and owning and operating a farm near Geddes. For most of his life, he professionally moved houses all over South Dakota as well as being a construction contractor. Rolland had a passion for restoring and collecting cars, trucks and tractors. He was a member of the Gideon's and was a faithful reader and studier of the bible. He was a member of the Dakota Christian School Board and Christian Reformed Church in Corsica where he was a deacon and elder.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Hattie of Parkston; 4 children: Gary (Pat) Vanderpol of Corsica; Judy Bobeldyk of Lakeville, MN; Robert (LaVonne) Vanderpol of Corsica; and Galen (Monica) Vanderpol of Geddes; a daughter-in-law, Judy Vanderpol of Mitchell; 34 grandchildren; 6 step-grandchildren; 43 great-grandchildren; 6 step-great-grandchildren; 5 great-great-grandchildren; a brother, Don (Ann) Vanderpol of Platte; a sister, Dorothy VanderWerff of Portland, OR; and a sister-in-law, Ardelle Vanderpol of Lawrence, KS.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Marv; a grandson, Tom; 6 siblings: Henry (Ruth) VanderPol Jr.; Jeanette Vanderpol; Dick (Mayme) Vanderpol; Alvin (Viola) Vanderpol; Lawrence Vanderpol and Leone (George) DeBoer; 2 brothers-in-law, Leo (Lois) Tucek and Ray VanderWerff; and a son-in-law, Irvin Bobeldyk.
Published on October 31, 2011