Charlie Albert Rolen was born on June 8, 1929, near Idabel, Oklahoma, the son of Johnnie V. & Sadie T. Rolen. Charlie attended Pleasant Hill school until the 7th grade, when he went to work for his dad.
Charlie married Florence June Ellis on April 3, 1960, and they lived around Mahaska their entire lives. Charlie was a hardworking man his entire life, and was always doing something or on the go. He worked as a farmer / stockman, then later worked for CE Combustion Manufacturing in Concordia until his retirement. In his spare time, Charlie tore down buildings and barns around Mahaska.
Charlie passed away at his home on January 1, 2021, at the age of 91 years, 6 months and 24 days.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Johnnie and Sadie, his wife June in 1996, daughter Sheila DeMars, daughter Carol VanDevege, brother Kenneth Ray Rolen and brother Delmer Rolen.
Charlie is survived by his children, Dale Henry of Norton, Myrna Roberts of Concordia, and Mike Wyman. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Joe Henry (Nicole) of Hays and their children, Phoenix, Jazlynn and Kaine; Stephanie Bicken of Sioux Falls, and her children Angie, Amber & Ashley, and grandchildren Raymond, Amanda, Shelly, Chuch, Sherry and Marla. Charlie is also survived by his sisters, Velma Brassfield of Garvin, Oklahoma, and Jewel Turnage of Idabel, Oklahoma; he is survived by other family, and a community of friends.
Cremation was chosen, and a private, family service will be held at the Mahaska City Cemetery.
Memorials are requested to the Mahaska Community Center, and may be sent in care of Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home.
Tibbetts-Fischer Funeral Home assisted the Rolen family with these arrangements, www.tibbettsfischerfuneralhome.com