THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Philip E. Rollo
Issue Date: February 28, 2013
Philip Eli Rollo, 82, of Wausaukee passed away Monday, Feb. 18.
Born Aug. 28, 1930 in Neshkoro, he was the son of the late Eli and Violette (Koeneke) Rollo. He graduated from Seymour High School in 1948 and served in the United States Navy. He married Lillian Tank on April 21, 1956 at United Methodist Church in Seymour and she preceded him in death on Feb. 8, 1998.
He was a jeweler for Kmart and Shopko in the 70s, served as airport firefighter/deputy at Austin Straubel Airport and also was an insurance agent for Modern Woodman of America. An avid woodworker and leather tooler, he loved the outdoors and to tell a good story.
Survivors include four children, Carla (Dale) Schneider and Michael Rollo (Debbie Hart), all of West Bend; Chris (Jim) Gauthier of Winneconne and Diane (Dale) Baeten of Allouez; one granddaughter; one great-grandson and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and his wife, Lillian, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Wanda McAbee and Ida Mae (Ed) Tyczkowski.
Family and friends called on Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. until time of the funeral service at 2 p.m. at Knutson-Cotter Funeral Home, Denmark. Interment followed at Zion United Methodist Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the heart or cancer societies of ones choice.