Rollie Eugene Hand, age 70, of Centerville, passed away Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center in Centerville.
Rollie was born on August 4, 1950 in Centerville, Iowa, the son of Olen Hand and Christene Mildred (Elliott) Hand. He attended Seymour schools. After high school, Rollie enlisted in the United States Navy on April 23, 1969. During this time, he completed multiple training programs, as well as serving in Vietnam during the war, earning the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, and Good Conduct Medal. Rollie served his country faithfully, and was honorably discharged on April 22, 1975.
Rollie was united in marriage to Olive Catherine Butkovich on December 14, 1973. To this union, two children were born, Heather and Lori.
Following his military service, Rollie began working at Centerville Body Shop. He worked there for several years before working for Bratz Shell. Rollie worked for Bratz for over 20 years. He then went back to Centerville Body Shop, and worked there until his retirement in 2019.
Rollie enjoyed going to casinos and traveling with Olive. He loved restoring old cars, especially his mustang. Most importantly, he was a family man and cherished the time he spent with his family.
Those left to honor Rollie’s memory are his wife, Olive Hand of Centerville; daughters, Heather (Danny) Bankes of Coatsville, Missouri and Lori (Andrew) Archibold of Indianola, IA; five grandchildren, Zachery (Na-Hyun Jo) Hand, Gavin (Valerie) Bankes, Desiree Bankes, Cade Archibold, and Kayla Archibold; two great grandchildren, Isaac Bankes and Abel Bankes; sisters in law, Vicky (Fred) Malin of Clarkdale, and Kathy Hand of Corydon; along with several nieces and nephews.
Rollie was preceded in death by his parents, Olen and Christene Hand; and three brothers, Stanley Garber, Olen “Junior” Hand and Steve Hand.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00AM, Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville with Pastor Brian Hargrave officiating. Military Rites will be held at Lange Funeral Home following the funeral service. Cremation will supersede the service, with burial taking place at a later date at the Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery near Van Meter, Iowa. A visitation will take place Wednesday, March 3, 2021 at Lange Funeral Home in Centerville with the family greeting friends from 5-7PM. Memorials have been established to either the St. Jude Children’s Hospital or to Furever Friends, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, C/O Hand family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544. Condolences may be shared at www.langefh.com.
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