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Jon L. Rolie, 63, West Fargo, ND, died Sunday, September 3, 2006, at his home in West Fargo.

Jon was born on December 23, 1942, in Britton, SD, to Elmer and Doris Rolie. Growing up, he attended school in Havana, ND, and Marietta, MN, finally graduating from Kindred High School, Kindred, ND. Upon graduating, Jon attended Wahpeton School of Science, Wahpeton, ND, for two years and then began working for L.G. Pratt Company of Fargo, ND.

Jon married Darlene Esbenson on September 17, 1966, in Comstock, MN. He worked for Knight Printing and Mathisons, both of Fargo until starting at North Dakota State University in 1981 where he worked until his retirement on June 1, 2006.

Jon enjoyed golfing and was a longtime member of the Hawley Golf Course. He also enjoyed his many fishing trips to Devils Lake and Lake Lida. One of Jon's greatest joys was spending time with his companion "Snookie", who will miss him greatly.

Jon is survived by his wife, Darlene, West Fargo; two sons, Dean (Angela), Apple Valley, CA, and Jay (Teri), Fargo; four grandchildren, Charles Jay, Kyle Joseph, Megan Marie, and soon to be Katlynn Ann; and one sister, Linda (Gary) Hudson, Colfax, ND.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Doris (Carlson).

Visitation: Wednesday, September 6, 2006, from 4-8 in West Funeral Home, West Fargo, with a prayer service at 8 and one hour before the service in the church.

Funeral: Thursday, September 7, 2006, at 2 in Faith Lutheran Church, West Fargo.

Burial: Sunset Memorial Gardens, Fargo.

Condolences can be sent online westfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home
West Funeral Homes
226 4th Ave W West Fargo, ND 58078
Tel. (701) 282-6699

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