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Kenneth Ivan Roll

January 10, 1924 ~ June 15, 2017 (age 93)

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Schultz Funeral Homes
722 8th Street
DeWitt, IA 52742

Kenneth Ivan Roll, 93, of DeWitt, passed away peacefully surrounded by his loving family on June 15, 2017, at Westwing Place in DeWitt.

Ken was born January 10, 1924, to Charles and Evelyn (Dannatt) Roll in Princeton, Iowa. He graduated from DeWitt High School in 1941. Ken served in the Army during WWII as a paratrooper and was in The Battle of The Bulge. He married Lois L. Smith on June 5, 1944. After the war the couple resided in DeWitt, moving to Bettendorf in 1959. Ken worked in construction and later retired from ALCOA in 1985 after 30 years.

Ken was a people person and enjoyed 32 years of retirement by spending time with family and socializing with everyone he met. Once he met you, he always remembered you. He was always busy, in the garage, working on his cars or heading to Radio Shack, K&K, Walgreens or Sam’s. Ken fancied himself a computer expert and always wanted the latest gadget. Ken felt fortunate to be able to go on an Honor Flight to celebrate his military service.

Those “Pa” will be watching over are his wife of 73 years, Lois of Westwing Place; children, Sharon Roll, Carol Ryan, David (Ann) Roll all of Davenport; grandchildren, Jennifer (Ryan) Easton, Matt (Jess) Roll, Adam Roll, and Erik Roll; great-grandchildren, Parker Kenneth and Isabella Easton, Sylvia, Alice, and Patrick Roll; sisters, Frances Harrington of New York, and Betty Newgard of North Dakota; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his sisters, Dorothy Rayburn and Joyce Barton.

A private family service will be held at Schultz Funeral Home, DeWitt.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Westwing Place. Condolences may be expressed and a photo tribute viewed at

The family wishes to extend their deepest gratitude to the staff at Westwing Place, who cared for Ken like family for over four years. Now he will be entertaining everyone in heaven!

“Always together, forever and ever. We love you Pa.”



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