Rolland Julius Rapp

PRINCEVILLE – Rolland Julius “Rollie” Rapp, 88, of Princeville, passed away peacefully at 4:28 a.m. Saturday, June 1, 2019, at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home in Peoria, where he was surrounded by loving family and compassionate staff.

Rolland was born on Sept. 21, 1930, in Peoria, the son of Eugen and Liesel (Werner) Rapp. He married the love of his life, Rosemary “Rosie” Orth on Feb. 14, 1955, in Peoria; she survives. They shared their love together for almost 65 years.

Also surviving are two sons, Dennis (Vickie) Rapp of Princeville and Rodney Rapp of Peoria; one daughter, Linda (Keith) Martin of Chillicothe; one brother, Werner Rapp of Wyoming; five grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Norman Rapp.

Rolland was a farmer in the Speer area for over 35 years and later worked with Chuck Hemmer realty services and the former Hammitt-Hott Funeral Home. Rolland was a United States Army veteran, serving his country during the Korean Conflict. He was a life-long fan of the Chicago Cubs assisting with Cubs Booster efforts, participating in the Randy Hundley training camp at Wrigley Field and sharing team schedules with anyone that did not root for the Cardinals. He also enjoyed attending local high school sporting events and playing with his grandchildren.

His funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. on Friday, June 7, 2019, at Haskell Funeral & Cremation Services in Princeville. Visitation was from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, June 6, 2019, at the funeral home. Private burial will be in Wyoming Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Princeville Little League or Akron-Princeville Ambulance Service. Condolences may be left for Rolland’s family on his tribute wall at

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