| Roland Dale Dodge
A descendant of the Immigrant, Farmer William Dodge
Rolland D. Dodge -- Grand Meadow
3/22/2008 6:45:38 AM
GRAND MEADOW -- A celebration of life for Rolland D. Dodge will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Meadows Assisted Living Chapel in Grand Meadow. A light lunch will be served at the service.
Mr. Dodge, 90, of Grand Meadow, formerly of Austin, died Friday (March 21, 2008) at the Grand Meadow Healthcare Center.
Rolland Dale Dodge was born Aug. 11, 1917, in Oacoma, S.D. He graduated from Austin High School. On June 11, 1941, he married Peg Barkhuff in Owatonna. In 1943, Mr. Dodge entered the service and participated in one of the first assaults on Iwo Jima, during World War II. He received a Bronze Star for bravery and heroic deeds. He was also a medic and pharmacist first mate. He was a member of the Elks Club and a past president of the Austin Jaycees.
Survivors include a son, Rick (Dianne) of Byron; a daughter, Cindy McNiff of Grand Meadow; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and a sister, Fern (Art) Houston of Red Wing. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1995, a brother, and sisters.
Hindt Funeral Home of Grand Meadow is assisting with arrangements.