OBITUARY

Robert Earl Rollenhagen

March 29, 1944October 11, 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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Robert Earl Rollenhagen

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gary and robin anthony

October 23, 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

October 22, 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

October 21, 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

October 21, 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

October 19, 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

October 19, 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

October 18, 2020

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

Dan & Linda Maranise

October 18, 2020

The world has lost a awesome spirit. He was a wonderful man, full of life and always thinking of others. We know he made our lives better for having him as our friend. Bob we will miss and love you.

Susan Styles Morris

October 18, 2020

Karen, my thoughts are with you. Bob was one of the best. Never a dull moment for Wanda and I working with him. Lots of great memories. So blessed to have crossed paths with both of you.

Tom and Sydney Hale

October 17, 2020

Dear Karen,
Tom and I are so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. We have so many special memories of Bob in DTW crew scheduling and he was
such a big part of our aviation life during those great North Central/Republic days. Bob was a class act and held the DTW crew base together. As new hires and even later, we were in awe..He was amazingly " cool" and made his job appear to be stress free , which we knew was not. He helped each and everyone of us pilots, I can be sure of that, at least once if not more, covering our lapses of missing check in by a day , or covering for us in family situations. Tom and I have one special memory to share which we will never forget. We were expecting our first baby and , being the first pregnant pilot were both concerned how this would go over. Tom was a DC-9 reserve pilot during this time. Bob called with congratulations..and though Tom was on reserve, he was never called for a trip that first month after our daughter Julia was born. Finally a month later Tom got the call from Bob, "So Tom, are ready to go back to work? ...."
We will never forget that...Bob was a very special guy in so many ways.
RIP Scheduling Bob

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