Roland “Rolly” Henry LeDuc, 77, of Chippewa Falls, WI passed away surrounded by his family on March 9th, 2019 at Mayo Clinic Hospital in Eau Claire, WI.
Roland was born on March 6, 1942, in Chippewa Falls, WI, to Henry and Rose LeDuc. Roland attended the Milwaukee School for the Deaf.
He married his loving wife Rosemary on September 21, 1963. Together they raised five beautiful children on Lake Wissota. He was Vice President of LeDuc Sales Service and Bus Company till 1987 when Roland went on to work at the Power Plant at the Northern Center and then as a General Maintenance Worker in Chippewa Falls, WI where he retired after 22 years.
Roland is survived by his wife Rosemary of 55 years; children, Carlene (Mike) Groseth of Cadott, WI, David LeDuc of Chippewa Falls, Jim (Tina) LeDuc of Chippewa Falls, WI, Pamela (Wade) Berg of Chippewa Falls, WI and Amy (Steve) Lunderville of Chetek, WI. Grandchildren, Alycia Bohl, Jordan Kallbrier, Ashley (Corey) Arneson, MacKenzie LeDuc, Hunter LeDuc, Jacob Berg, Amira Lunderville, Abigail Groseth, Sophia Lunderville, and Rilee LeDuc. Great grandchildren, Eden Weaver. Siblings, Duane (Betty Ann) LeDuc, Diane Gettler, Laverne LeDuc, Charlotte (Ken) Butler, Vernetta White, Mitzi (Al) Schemenauer, Rosie (Gerry) Hoepner, and numerous nieces and nephews. Along with their family dog Squeeky.
Roland enjoyed many outdoor activities such as hunting, fishing, camping, and golfing. He also had a passion for woodworking. Some of his favorite things to do were to get on the golf cart with the grandkids and take a drive around the neighborhood, getting the family together for cookouts and other family gatherings.
Rolly was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Rose LeDuc; his sister, Patricia Bowe, and his infant granddaughter, Rachel Lunderville.
A special thank you to the Mayo Clinic CCU Department for taking great care of him the last few weeks. The family would also like to show our greatest appreciation to Julie O’Brien for being with us through this difficult time. She is an amazing friend of the family for many years and we cannot thank her enough for everything she has done for us.
A service will be held at 12 p.m (NOON) on Saturday, March 16, 2019, at Trinity United Methodist Church, 201 West Central Street, Chippewa Falls, WI. Pastor Knaach will officiate the service. Visitation will be on Saturday, March 16th, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. at church. A luncheon will be served following the service.
Chippewa Valley Cremation Services-Celebration of Life Center in Altoona is serving the family. To offer online condolences please visit, www.chippewavalleycremation.com.