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Roland "Rollie" Trepanier

Roland "Rollie" Trepanier

Roland “Rollie” Trepanier, 78, of Bemidji, MN died Thursday, February 21, 2013 at Havenwood Care Center, Bemidji, where he was a long term resident.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji, MN with Pastor Kent Dudley officiating. Visitation will be 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 1, 2013 and one hour prior to the service Saturday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Holy Cross Cemetery, Bemidji, MN.

Roland (Rollie) Leonard Trepanier was born January 21, 1935 in Crookston, MN to Wilburn and Selma (Erickson) Trepanier. Rollie came from a large family, he was the eighth of twelve children. His family lived in Crookston, Kelliher, Chisholm and Hibbing before settling in Bemidji, where he lived the rest of his life. In his younger days he enjoyed fishing and hunting. Rollie was a Teamster Union member for many years, he worked a variety of jobs in construction, driving truck and logging. He was a member of the Bemidji Eagles and the Bemidji Moose Club. He married Marian Swenson in 1955. They raised three children together.

Survived by his children; Joanne (Keith) Toner, Tom (Annie) Trepanier and Pauline Robin (Brad) Blaschko; 9 grandchildren; Brandy (Dylan) Toner Millet, Angie Toner, Cassidy Toner, Shannon (Jeremy) Seibel, Tara (Josh) Gill, Patrick Trepanier, Trent Schultz, Chase Blaschko and Connor Blaschko; 5 great-grandchildren; Cole Milz, Leo Toner Millet, Virginia Toner Millet, Delia Gill and Logan Seibel; brother, Burnie (Bill) (Marlyce) Trepanier, and 2 sisters, Verna Bashaw and Audrey (LeRoy) Tobey.

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