Henry Heins Rollert Sr.March 9, 1929 ~ September 29, 2017 (age 88)
Henry Heins “Hank” Rollert, 88
Hank was born March 9, 1929 to Martin Otto and Katharine Louise Rollert in Kansas City, Missouri, and passed away with family by his side on Friday, September 29, 2017 in Littleton, CO. A private graveside service with military honors will be held at Littleton Cemetery, and a Celebration of Life Memorial Service will take place on Saturday, October 14, at 1:00 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church of Littleton, where Hank was a member for 55 years. Hank was born and lived in the home his parents built in KC, MO. He was an Eagle Scout in Troop 76, graduated from Southwest High School, and attended Baker University, where he met the only love of his life, Dorothy Joan “Dottie” Beeker. After graduation, Hank and Dottie married on February 10, 1951, and Hank worked for his father-in-law in welding and ironwork. Hank enlisted in the Army and served his country proudly in the Korean War. His call of duty ended in 1953.
Hank and Dottie moved to Littleton, CO during the summer of 1959 for Hank to work in Business Management on the Titan ICBM program for the Martin (Marietta) Company. In 1965, Hank began working in Marketing for Sperry Univac, where he stayed until 1972, when he started his own business, Rolling and Associates. Hank’s business was the driving force in converting and automating public libraries’ author, title and subject card catalogs and circulation control systems. He enjoyed employing both of his sons in the family business after their college graduations. After closing his company, Hank worked as a Quality Process Manager for JD Edwards and AT&T until his retirement in 1996.
In 1962, Hank and Dottie joined First Presbyterian Church of Littleton, where Hank’s deep faith and love of Christ called him to become an active and faithful member, Elder, Moderator and leader of numerous committees and groups. In 2001, Hank and Dottie had a renewal of vows ceremony at the church to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, and they were thrilled that all of their children and grandchildren participated in their “wedding”. Their favorite Bible verse was taken from 1 John 4:7, “Love one another”, and they truly set that example for everyone who knew them. Their home of 58 years was always welcoming and full of love and laughter. Hank loved being with his family, traveling with his wife, meeting with friends, being an active member of the Littleton community, and making people laugh with his wonderful sense of humor. He was known for his quiet strength, ambition, intelligence, infectious smile, knuckle-busting handshake, joke telling, and for always having a sparkle for life in his eyes.
Hank was preceded in death by his wife of 51 years, and brother, Moe Rollert of Colorado Springs, CO. Hank is survived by his sons Hank Rollert, Jr. and wife, Ann, of Broomfield, CO, Seth Rollert, and his wife, Linda, of Centennial, CO; daughters Kathie Summers, and Karen Meersman and her husband Don, both of Littleton, and Hank’s 17 grandchildren, and six great-grandsons. Hank is also survived by his sister, Johanna Langston of Spring, TX, and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, lifelong friends, and USAF extended family members.
Memorial contributions may be sent to First Presbyterian Church of Littleton, 1609 W. Littleton Blvd., Littleton, CO 80120, to the Hank Rollert Memorial Fund.