Roland Denker Obituary

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Roland W. Denker Sr.

September 5, 1917 - May 13, 2014
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Roland W. Denker, Sr. passed away on May 13, 2014 at Toledo Hospital after a two month illness. He was born on May 8, 1917 to Rudy and Lillian Denker and raised in South Toledo. He moved to Springfield Township in 1945 and built his home on Dorr St. He built and operated Green Acres picnic site until retiring at the age of 62 and moving to live near his son in Michigan. He and his wife of 66 years raised five children that were educated in Springfield Schools. He worked at Art Iron as an erector and Local 55 as a union iron worker. He was well known on the job site as a practical joker. He was a volunteer fireman at Crissey Fire...
Roland W. Denker, Sr. passed away on May 13, 2014 at Toledo Hospital after a two month illness. He was born on May 8, 1917 to Rudy and Lillian Denker and raised in South Toledo. He moved to Springfield Township in 1945 and built his home on Dorr St. He built and operated Green Acres picnic site until retiring at the age of 62 and moving to live near his son in Michigan. He and his wife of 66 years raised five children that were educated in Springfield Schools. He worked at Art Iron as an erector and Local 55 as a union iron worker. He was well known on the job site as a practical joker. He was a volunteer fireman at Crissey Fire Station for many years, reaching the rank of Captain. A tireless worker, he helped on many projects including building a large addition to the fire station. Rollie and Florence spent many summers at their property "up North" in Michigan near Ruby Creek. A devoted son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend he will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Surviving are his children, Rollie Denker, Jr.; Jeanne (Bob) Schivelbein; Jeff (Mary Jo) Denker; JoAnn Kazemi; Donnie (Tina) Denker; 27 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. He was preceded in death by his wife, Florence; brother, Harold, Orville & Donald Denker and daughter-in-law, Diana Denker.
Friends and family will be received in the Neville Funeral Home, Southwest Chapel, 7438 Airport Highway, Holland (419-865-8879) from 2-8 pm Sunday, May 18, 2014 where funeral services will be held at 10 am Monday, May 19, 2014 with Pastor Dennis King officiating. The Springfield Township Fire Department will conduct a walk through at 6:30 pm Sunday evening. Burial will follow at Ottawa Hills Memorial Park. Those planning an expression of sympathy are asked to consider the Providence Lutheran Church, 8131 Airport Highway, Holland.

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