Edwin "Ed" Emmett RolsonEdwin "Ed" Emmett Rolson, 78, Superior, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital Hospice Unit in Duluth following a courageous battle with cancer and is now with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Edwin "Ed" Emmett Rolson, 78, Superior, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, at St. Luke's Hospital Hospice Unit in Duluth following a courageous battle with cancer and is now with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Ed was born in Superior on July 10, 1935, to Torger and Tyne (Manninen) Rolson. He married Ruth Droege on Dec. 29, 1953, and would have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary this Dec.
He served in the United States Army from 1953 to 1956 serving in the infantry in the Korean War.
In 1958, he moved to Milwaukee, Wis. and worked there for 14 years before moving back to Superior in 1972, where he worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad until his retirement many years later.
Ed was a longtime member of Twin Ports Baptist Church.
In addition to his wife Ruth, Ed is survived by two sons, Ted (Chae) Rolson, Plymouth, Minn., Jeff (Tammy) Rolson, Superior; two daughters, Sue (Ken Becker) Ciorcarelli, O'Fallon, Mo., Jewell (Paul Schmitz) Falkenberg, Delafield, Wis.; six grandchildren, Chris and Sarah Rolson, Rhiannon (Eric) Kyle, Ashley Rolson and Jeremy (Nicole) and Jenny Ciocarelli; five great-grandchildren, Teagan, Kaden, Nevaeh, Addie and Sienna; two sisters, Lorraine Keller and Alice Montague, both of San Tan Valley, Ariz.; two brothers, Dennis and Ralph (Diane) Rolson, both of Superior, Wis. and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Kevin and Steve Rolson; three sisters, Natalie Biller, Claudia Gustafson, and an infant sister, Karen, one brother Donald Rolson and his stepfather, Horace Brown.
Visitation will be from 3-5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 6 in Lenroot-Maetzold Funeral Home and visitation will continue at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 7, until the 12 p.m. noon funeral service at Twin Ports Baptist Church, 208 52nd Ave East, Superior with Rev. Mark Wagenschutz, officiating.
Burial will be Greenwood Cemetery where military honors will be accorded by the Richard I. Bong American Legion Post 435.
Pallbearers for the service will be Ted Rolson, Jeff Rolson, Chris Rolson, Rob Rolson, Jeremy Ciocarelli and Josh Wark.
Ed's grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be recognized as honorary pallbearers.
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