Died April 15, 2017
Gerald E. "Jerry" Roalson, age 76, of Hastings, passed away at United Hospital on April 15.
He was born in Mankato, on Dec. 28, 1940, to Elmer and Elsie Roalson. Jerry retired from 3M after more than 30 years of employment. He was an avid outdoorsman who loved hunting and fishing, and was a member of Ducks Unlimited. He loved his time at the cabin. He enjoyed watching the loons, the beauty of the lake and most of all, he loved to listen to the wind whip through the pines.
He was preceded in death by his sons, William and Joe Roalson; his parents; and sister, DeLores Hicks.
Jerry is survived by his daughters, Mi Rinda Kovacs, Amy (Greg) Thies, Cindy Roalson, and Lori (Russell) Waite; grandchildren, Braeden, Nicholas, Becky, Erin, Jaci, Melinda, Bill, Michael, Andrea, Christopher, Sarah, and Ashley; great-grandchildren; sister, Barb Albrecht; and many other relatives and friends.
A Funeral Service, officiated by Pastor Cindy Mueller, will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday April 20, at United Church of Mapleton, 201 Troendle St. SW in Mapleton. A visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Wednesday, April 19, at Wise Family Funeral & Cremation Services, 400 Spring St., Hastings, and one hour prior to the service at church on Thursday. Interment will take place later at Union Cemetery in Mapleton.
Wise Family Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. Visit wisefamilyfh.com to sign the tribute page and view the memorial video.