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Thursday, December 16, 2021
4:00 - 8:00pm
Friday, December 17, 2021
10:00 - 11:00am
Friday, December 17, 2021
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Roland E. Musolf, age 78 of Sauk Centre, passed away on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. He was a doting husband, proud father, caring brother, and great friend. Roland was a dedicated veteran and faithful patriot.
A prayer service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 17 at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre with Deacon Larry Lawinger officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard. Inurnment will be held at a later date. The service will be videotaped and placed on the funeral home website after the service.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre.
Roland Earl Musolf was born May 11, 1943 in Dodge Center, Minnesota to Earl and Lucille (Robertson) Musolf. He grew up in Rochester, Minnesota, the oldest of four siblings. Hard working in his youth, he was active in many sports and a proud student of the Rochester John Marshall Rockets. After a brief stint at Bemidji State, Roland enlisted in the Navy, serving on the naval ships U.S.S. Talladega and the U.S.S. Parsons during the Vietnam War and was a proud Shellback. He returned from the war and to Minnesota where he graduated with honors from the University of Minnesota Duluth.
“The Moose Man” had a one-of-a-kind personality rooted in love, respect, and honor. Roland was a proud family man that touched many lives with his joy, hard work, and loyalty. He experienced many life lessons, enjoyed endless fun, and cherished memories that he shared. Later in life, he married his wife and best friend, Sherry, through deep love and happiness. They later retired on Big Sauk Lake.
He found great joy and despair in the ups and downs of Minnesota sports and was a proud Minnesota Vikings ticket holder for 29 years. Roland had a passion for U.S. and world history, traveling the country, and enjoyed visiting many countries abroad. He shared many jokes, quotes or sayings, tracked and filed his family ancestry and records. Roland loved living on the lake, fishing, hunting elk and deer, working in his garage and became a handyman who loved to fix things, taking many pictures, and treasured his family dogs. He loved having parties, dancing, music, and playing games. Roland also enjoyed reading and jotting down notes, keeping a journal of his many experiences and life’s observations.
Roland had an over 30 year distinguished professional career in sales traveling the country with Motorola, Bemis, and Volm Bag Company, making Salesman of the Year with each company. He was a proud 24-year member of the honor guard, American Legion, V.F.W., and the Sauk Centre American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Sherry Musolf; children, Jeff (Tracy) Musolf, Julia (Royce) Buford, and Jay (Renee) Musolf; step-sons, Jay Storie and Joe Storie; grandchildren, Nevaeh and Sadie Storie, Marianne Shoen Storie, Maxwell and Geneva Musolf, Ava and Bennett Musolf; sisters, Regina (LeRoy) Timm and Brenda (Kenny) Prochaska; sisters-in-law, Marcy (Ken) Rogahn and Janet (Mark) Jones; brother-in-law, Tom Solz; honorary sister-in-law, Wanda (Jim) Storie; and many loving family and friends.
Roland was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Brad; and sister-in-law, Holly.
Serving as casket bearers will be Tom Solz, Keith Weigel, Jim Storie, Nevaeh Storie, Maxwell Musolf, and Ava Musolf.