Celebration of Life: Wednesday, June 16, 2010 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Montana Bar in Broadus.
Memorial Service: Friday, June 18, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. Central Time at Everson Funeral Home in Williston, ND.
Rollie Martinson, age 57, of Broadus, Montana passed away on Saturday, June 12, 2010 in Broadus.
Rollie was born July 12, 1952 in Minot, North Dakota, the fifth child of George and Doris (Jacobson) Martinson. He graduated from Williston High School in Williston, ND in 1970. In 1974 he married Nancy Johnson and they had two sons, Rudie and Tony. Rollie was a man of many talents, which were reflected in the work he did throughout his life. He was proud of the work he did in the oil fields of the western part of the US, his work in the charitable gaming industry in North Dakota, and most recently his work as Weed Control Coordinator for Powder River County, Montana.He spent the last five years in Broadus, Montana with Vicki LaRue, the woman for whom he forsook all others. He became known in the Broadus community, as he was known throughout his life, for his big smile and hearty laugh. He was always willing to lend a hand and never met a stranger who remained one for long.He enjoyed hunting, fishing, telling stories, spending time at the Montana bar, and most of all spending time with Vicki. He took great pride in his childrens accomplishments and was proud to attend his son Rudies wedding and his son Tonys college graduation this spring.
He is survived by his son Rudie and his wife Juli, his son Tony, his siblings Jim (Joyce) Martinson, Jerry (Vicki) Martinson, Harold (Carrie) Martinson, Wendy (Harlan) Johnson, and his aunts Melba Jacobson and Avis Frantzick. He is also survived by a host of friends and family who will dearly miss him.
Should friends desire, memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.