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Rolland Edward Sikorski, 81, of Grand Rapids, formerly of Interlochen, died Jan. 5, 2018. Rolland was born July 29, 1936 in Traverse City the son of John Sikorski and Sarah Hall.
Rolland served in the United States Army from 1959 to 1965.
He was especially proud of his Native American heritage and membership in the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians. Rolland loved to hunt and fish, even after he moved to Grand Rapids.
Rolland is survived by siblings, Edna Rinard, of Holton, John Sikorski, of Interlochen, Sandra Witkop, of Interlochen, Nancy Bower, of Interlochen, Shirley Witkop, of Interlochen, William Sikorski, of Glenwood Springs, Colorado, and Barbara Kleeman, of Cadillac; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Rolland was preceded in death by his parents; son, William Anderson; five sisters; and two brothers.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018, at the Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah, with Pastor Kenneth Blair officiating. Interment will take place in the Homestead Township Cemetery in Beulah in the spring. Visitation will be held from noon until time of services at the funeral home.
The Bennett-Barz Funeral Home in Beulah is in charge of arrangements; www.bennett-barzfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 7, 2018
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