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Robert Earl Rollenhagen

29 March, 194411 October, 2020

Robert Earl Rollenhagen was born on March 29, 1944 and passed away on October 11, 2020 and is under the care of Collierville Funeral Home.

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Jackie Murphy

29 October 2020

Dear Karen, I’m so sorry for your loss.
Bob was a great friend to all of us in Flight Operations. He really made you feel important and cared about .
I loved his humor and wit.
RIP my friend and fly with the angels.

Doug Luoma

26 October 2020

Dear Karen~
I'm so sorry for your loss. It was about 1960 when I first met Bob. We were in the same grade at Sandstone High School. He came in from California, and we called him the "California Kid" or "The Sheeny" for some. We were just farm boys in Pine County, and he was a hotshot fresh from the sandy beaches and rolling waves of California surfing. My oh my he was a masterful trickster back in the day! Life goes by in different ways I suppose, fast for some, and slow for others... All the years between then and now have quietly splipped away like flipping pages through your favorite issue of People Magazine. Bob was a real character, and I mean that in a friendly way. Bob was truly the "Duke of Earl", a #1 song on the top music chart of 1962, Robert EARL Rollenhagen. Wherever you are Sheeny, have a stogie for me. This is Sheeny #2 out - Doug Luoma

Carole Wicker/Everts

25 October 2020

I am so saddened to hear of your husband, father, uncle and the former classmate. I have not seen Bob for many years as I have lived in the state of Va. for 35 years now. I did talk to him over the phone when I was helping organize the 50th class reunion but have only been back once since then. My husband passed away in March 2015 and just have not been in touch with many classmates since then. I am in the process of going through many class pictures from our school days.

gary and robin anthony

23 October 2020

Our dearest Kate/Kare-Bear...a true friend always leaves a lasting impression on ones life, creating memories of great times filled with fun, laughter and emotions. Rollie was THE MAN!!! He was such a gracious host, gentleman, avid yard man(can we get an AMEN!), side splitting comedian, sooo handsome!!!And best of all, the love of our Karen's life! Kate, draw strength from his love and know that you are surrounded by our support and love for you. You and Rollie were ONE.... soulmates for so long and someday, you will both be one again!! Our love to you honey, Muuaaah!! Rob and Gare

chip clark

22 October 2020

It’s been nice reading all the adulations to Bob. I’m sure he would be pleased but not surprised. I always enjoyed watching his operation. You could tell he was having a good time. If there was a scheduler hall of fame Bob would be in it.
My sympathies to you Karen.

Anne/Paul DelCampo/Eschenburg

21 October 2020

Since we learned of Bob’s passing, countless memories of him have flown forth. The thread that connected them all was his kindness, humor, and often both.
When I was a new Flight Attendant I received the dreaded 6:00am call. It was Bob, “Poopsie, Chicago needs FAs, 8:00am departure, gate 11.” I scrambled and made it in time to sit at the gate and read a bit. I watched the Convair 580 taxi into the gate and the passengers deplane. As the cleaners climbed up the stairs, I turned my attention back to my book. Well... the next time I looked up the plane was taxiing away....without me. I was horrified, embarrassed, and more than a bit concerned for my new career. I called scheduling to abashedly confess my error. Bob answered, and without a wisp of ire or angst he kindly said to me “Poopsie, Chicago needs FAs, 11:00am departure, gate 4.”
We wish you Godspeed Bob...you are the best!
Anne DelCampo and Paul Eschenburg

Helen OBrien

21 October 2020

Karen/B - I was shocked and saddened to hear the news of Bob. I can recall so MANY great memories of all of us in DTW - and along with that, all of the laughs we had as well. Bob was, without a doubt, one of the coolest guys and he made coming to work the best part of starting your trip: checking in with Scheduling -Bob!
He had a quick wit and dry sense of humor that always left you walking away with a smile on your face! A true Original!
God Bless you, B!
Love T (Helen Mullane)

RON IKE

19 October 2020

It goes without saying that Bob was a special person and the best friend we pilots ever had. He had our backs, the lower portion as well! If you absolutely needed a day off, he'd cover it. No questions asked. But "you don't have any reserves, Bob."
"Go, I'll cover it! And he would. We all owed him so he had the whole base to pick from..
He knew our phone numbers(no speed dial back then), our employee numbers, our wives names, he was part of the family, all of our families. My kids called him "scheduling Bob." I still picture him at "check in" on the second floor of the main terminal in DTW , drumming a pencil on the counter in total control of his world. Never panicked or flustered. All sick calls are covered, schedule changes made, and those affected notified. And it is only 8 am. That was Bob...
It would be nice to see him again and pay back a few of those IOUs, one bottle at a time.

MURRAY MacGregor

19 October 2020

Ms.. Karen, it is with a saddened heart I leave this message for you. There are just no words that can express my sympathy to you on your loss of Mr.. Bob. I was so blessed to have met him and call him my friend. Bob cared deeply from his heart for all and I am honoured to have had a small part.. Sending much Love several Prayers and many Hugs from Canada..

Russ Bell

18 October 2020

Bob was simply one of the best! He will be missed.

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