Muncie-John Rollen, 75, passed away early Friday morning, November 23, 2018, at the Indiana University Health Ball Memorial Hospital following an extended illness. He was born on October 2, 1943 in Muncie, the son of Orvel and Rosemary (Everist) Rollen.
John is a 1961 graduate of Muncie Central High School and later married the love of his life Sandra (Burden) Rollen on May 9, 1975 at the Morris Chapel United Methodist Church. Mr. Rollen had worked as a Carpenter for Ball State University for 32 years prior to his retirement in 2004. He is a Purple Heart recipient having received combat injuries in the early part of Vietnam serving as a sergeant with the U.S. Marine Corps. John was a member of the Ball State Sympathy Club and enjoyed golfing and Ball State University Sports of all kinds. He is a former member of the Moose Lodge and enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was constantly in the care of his best friend his pet dog, a Jack Russell Terrier known to all as Bentley.
Besides his wife of 43 years Sandra, he is survived by two daughters, Kimberly Upchurch (husband-Jeff), Yorktown and Angela Huff (husband-Jeff), Daleville; one son, Christopher Rollen, Anderson ; 6 grandchildren, Heather Beaty (husband-John), Whitney Hale (husband-James), Nick Upchurch (wife-Kaylia), Carl Marlett (wife-Jessica), John Huff (Sara) and Shawna Richardson (Doug); 10 great grandchildren ;one sister, Joann Bennett , Farmland ; several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, one sister, Pamela Corad; two brothers in law, Joe Bennett and Joe Corad.
Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 10:00 A.M. at the Parson Mortuary with Pastor Randy Davis officiating. Cremation is taking place with inurnment of cremated remains to follow at the Elm Ridge Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.
Friends may call at the Parson Mortuary from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2018 and again on Tuesday November 27 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to Charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be made to the family in care of www.parsonmortuary.com.