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Rocke T. Rowland

November 10, 1946 — February 6, 2017

Mass of Christian Burial for Rocke Rowland, age 70, of Milaca, will be held Monday, February 13, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Mary’s Catholic Church in Milaca with Father James Remmerswaal, OSC, officiating. Visitation will take place Sunday, February 12 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. at the Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home in Milaca and 1 hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Interment will follow at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery in Braham. Rocke Thomas Rowland was born November 10, 1946 in Melrose, MN to Thomas and Lorena (Ricker) Rowland. He attended eighteen different schools and graduated from St. Francis High School. He attended Long Beach State University in California and the University of Minnesota, where he earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree. Rocke served in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam War. He was united in marriage to Elaine Illies and they made their home in St. Michael for about ten years. Rocke went to Anoka Technical College for baking and worked in a bakery for years before teaching. He taught school in St. Michael and at North Hennepin College for eight years. Rocke worked as a facilities clerk for American Family Insurance for twenty years. Rocke later moved to Milaca, where he worked with Community Involvement Program with Stepping Stones and Shelter Home. Rocke passed away February 06, 2017 near Foley, Minnesota. Rocke is survived by his daughter, LuAnn (Daniel) Hubers of Oklahoma; son, Chad (Nicole) of Princeton; five grandchildren; sisters, Jeanette (Allen) Louzon of Champlin and Becky Rowland of Rush Lake; father, Thomas Rowland of Rush Lake; good friend, Reno Lindell; also by many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother, Lorena and wife, Elaine.  In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to Saint Mary’s Church.
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Service Schedule

Past Services


Sunday, February 12, 2017

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

Peterson-Johnson Funeral Home

260 Central Ave S, Milaca, MN 56353

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Funeral Service

Monday, February 13, 2017

Starts at 10:00 am (Central time)

St. Mary's Catholic Church

645 3rd Ave SE, Milaca, MN 56353

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