Timothy Rollie, 59, once of Wykoff

Timothy Allen Rollie, 59, of Rochester and once of Wykoff, died at Season’s Hospice in Rochester on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019.

He was born April 23, 1960, in Rochester to Marlene and Jerry Rollie. He was raised on the family dairy farm near Wykoff where he loved feeding cows, mowing lawn, and riding IH (red) tractors. 

He attended Wykoff Public School. He moved to Rochester in 1980 to work at the Kahler Hotel as a dishwasher and met his future wife, Elaine Konter. They married June 15, 1991, and lived in their home in northwest Rochester. He also worked at Mayo Clinic in environmental services. The job he took the most pride in was at the Ability Building Center (ABC), “making shower bags for Mayo Clinic patients.”

He loved his Vikings, Twins and Gophers. Win or lose he was an avid fan, but did not hesitate to tell the TV what he thought about the officiating. He participated in Special Olympics track, bocce and bowling. His shiny Vikings bowling ball was a true conversation piece.

He was always ready for a trip. He and his wife enjoyed vacationing to Branson, the Black Hills and Disney World. His biggest smile came when he landed a fish, no matter the size. He knew how to enjoy life whether it was coloring or putting together a puzzle. He shared his smile with everyone and never met anyone who didn’t instantly become his friend.

He is survived by his wife, Elaine; parents, Marlene and Jerry Rollie; siblings, Myron (Ellen) Rollie, Sheri (Donovan) Ramaker and Brenda (Mark) Herting; and nephews, Damon Ramaker, Tyler Ramaker, Daniel Rollie, Joel Rollie and Andy Herting; a niece, Alyssa Herting; and eight great-nieces and great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his nephew, Mychal Rollie.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to Ability Building Center or Season’s Hospice in Rochester.

A celebration of life was held on Thursday, Aug. 29, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Spring Valley. The Rev. Betsy Dartt officiated. Burial was in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Wykoff.

Condolences may be left at Hindtfuneralhomes.com.