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Rolland F. 'Rollie' Aulich


Sun, Dec 10th, 2000
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Rollie Aulich, 77, of Chatfield, former owner of Rollie's OK Hardware, died Thursday, November 30, 2000, at Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth in Rochester following a lengthy illness. He entered the nursing home on November 28.

Born January 31, 1923, in Grimes, Iowa, he moved to Mora, MN, with his family as a young boy and attended Mora High School. During World War II he served in the Coast Guard and then returned to Mora and lived there until moving to Winona in 1956. On October 16, 1948, he married Irma Althoff in Mora. They had resided in Chatfield since 1961. He was a distributor for F.O.K. Hardware Co. of St. Paul, and he and his wife owned and operated Rollie's OK Hardware in Chatfield from 1962 to 1973. He then was a salesperson for Lutheran Brotherhood Insurance Co. until his retirement in 1985. Mr. Aulich was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church and the Chatfield American Legion, VFW, Lions Club, Volunteer Fire Department and Volunteer Ambulance Service. He was a certified emergency medical technician.

Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Dianne (Bob) Todd of Rochester and Carol (Bill) Herberg of Kasson; a son, Dennis (Debra) of North Branch, MN; four grandchildren; and a sister, Eloise (Ralph) Grunke of Mora. Six brothers preceded him in death.

The funeral for Rolland F. "Rollie" Aulich was held Monday, December 4, 2000, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Chatfield, with the Rev. Clark Jaeger officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.

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