Rolland Earl West

October 11, 1936December 5, 2020

Rolland Earl West passed into the arms of the Lord and his beloved wife, Kay, on December 5, 2020 after a long battle with dementia. He was born in Olmsted Falls, Ohio on October 11, 1936 to the late G. E. and Edna (Cain) West. Rolland was a stern, but fair and giving man, who never asked for anything in return. He will be deeply missed by his children Renee (Jim) Kiefer, Bryan (Connie) West, Vaughn (Shelly Lindman) West, and Darrin (Judy) West; grandchildren Erika Kiefer, Michael (Rachael) Kiefer, Josh (Lauren) West, Jared (Jolie) West, and Jeremy Whip; great-grandchildren Molly, Kaydence, Axel, and Aurora; and many nieces, nephews, and friends. Due to the Covid-19 restrictions, a private family service will be held. A memorial celebration will be held in the early summer of 2021 to remember and honor this kind man. In memory of Rolland and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Angel Tree. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at


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Jane VanDyke

December 11, 2020

When I remember Uncle Roll I think of love! He always gave love like it was water. It pored freely. There are so many memories I have of him:
- The sparkle in his eyes. He exuded joy and love! I loved his hugs and wish I could have one more.
- He always saved a dance for my mom. She didn’t dance a lot (she loved to dance) but when she danced with her brother her whole world lite up. Such a precious memory for me.
- Watching him build that shed with the boys when mom and I visited. From my little cousin perspective I thought it was so awesome that they worked together to get that done. It was two stories tall. He loved all you kids so much and taught you real life skills. Most importantly how to love and work your asses off!
- The absolute love of husband to wife and dad to kids! I wanted that for me!

Thank you Uncle Roll. You are so loved and missed!

Xoxo xoxo to you and share the hugs and kisses with Aunt Kay and mom.

Bruce Gabala

December 8, 2020

A trip to Michigan was alway a bit brighter when I got to see the West family. Mr. West, you always made me feel special. You always asked me about things important to me and showed real interest in my career and life. You also were not afraid to share a comment or two that I maybe didn’t want to hear, but needed to. That it love.

I always felt welcome in your home and you were welcome in mine. I still treasure the visit.

Godspeed, Mr. West. Your memory will indeed be a blessing.

Jim Whoolery

December 7, 2020

I didn’t get to spend much time with Mr West but the times I did were Great ones. I never meet a man so easy spoken and kind like he was. I had the pleasure of staying with Him and his wife Kay and I felt rite at home. I also learned more about Flowers from the both of the. What a joy to know such wonderful people. One of the best things that’s ever happened to me was when I meet his Family I’ve had many opportunities to travel with His son Vaughn who has become like a Brother to me. I’m know that the Family is sad but we all know he’s in a much better with his Wife and I’m sure the Flowers in Heaven are more beautiful than ever. God bless the West Family

Vicky Brower

December 7, 2020

Rollie & Kay were longtime active members of the Wayland United Methodist Church and volunteered countless hours in every capacity needed. I am fortunate that I was able to witness their love for each other, their community and their church family. They both will be missed. My deepest sympathy to their family.
Vicky & Curt Brower.