Service: Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:00 noon in Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home
Visitation: Thursdy in the funeral home from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon
Burial: Friday, March 17, 2017 at 11:00 am at Wildwood Cemetery in Sheboygan
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Sturtevant – Rowland “Rollie” Melvin Rick, age 72, passed away peacefully at his home on Thursday afternoon, March 9, 2017.
Rollie was born in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan on January 23, 1945 to the late Marlin and Beatrice (nee: Allen) Rick. On May 7, 1966, Rollie was united in marriage with Doris Amanda (nee: Umgelter) Rick, who preceded him in death on June 18, 2001.
Rollie was employed as a longshoreman at the Federal Marine Terminals in the Port of Milwaukee. He was a member of the International Longshormen’s Assn. – Local #815.
Rollie enjoyed riding his motorcycle and was a member of the Goldwing Road Riders. He also enjoyed a good game of cribbage. Above all, Rollie loved spending time with his entire family and extensive circle of friends.
Surviving are his children, Sheryl (Mark) Villalpando, Catherine (Dan) Fischer and Kenny Rick; grandchildren, Kari (Allan Hart) Villalpando, Alex Villalpando, Meghan Villalpando, Kayla Baader, Anna Fischer and Matthew Fischer; great-grandchildren, Markie Hart, Lincoln Hart and Madison Baader; sister, Alice Kendall; brother, Frank (Roseanne) Rick; brother-in-law, James (Marion) Umgelter; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents and wife, Rollie was preceded in death by his sister, Marilyn Gohr-Mayer; identical twin brother, Richard Rick; brothers-in-law, Harry “Butch” Kendall, Francis Gohr and Jack Mayer; and by Doris’ parents, Eugene and Clara Umgelter.
Funeral services will be held in Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 12:00 noon with Rollie’s lifelong friend, Rev. Barry Watson, officiating. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Thursday from 10:00 am – 12:00 noon. Interment will take place on Friday at Wildwood Cemetery in Sheboygan at 11:00 am.