Harlan Rolla

Aug. 22, 1932-Aug. 4, 2018

Harlan Rolla, 85, of

Watford City, ND, passed

away Saturday morning,

August 4, 2018 at CHI St.

Alexius Hospital in

Bismarck. His funeral ar-

rangements are with Fulk-

erson Stevenson Funeral

Home of Watford City.

Friends may leave con-

dolences on our website

@ www.fulkersons.com.

His funeral service will

be held at New Town

Baptist Fellowship

Church at New Town, ND

11:00 AM, Saturday, Au-

gust 11, 2018. Pastor Larry

Vickery will officiate and

burial will be in Garden

Valley Cemetery, Watford

City, ND. A family service

will be held at 7:00 PM,

Friday, August 10, 2018 at

Fulkerson Stevenson Fun-

eral Home Chapel in Wat-

ford City, ND.

Friends may call at the

Fulkerson Stevenson Fun-

eral Home in Watford City

on Friday, August 10,

2018 from 5:00 PM until

7:00 PM and at the church

an hour prior to services.

Harlan David Rolla Sr.,

was born on August 22,

1932 on the family farm

in McKenzie County, the

son of Conrad and

Evangeline (Eheler) Rolla.

Growing up, he spent

most of his time working

on the family farm and

ranch. He took over the

farm and ranch from his

father, Conrad Rolla.

He met Carol Juanita Er-

icson and they married

two years later in 1962.

They lived on the family

farm and ranch the entire

time they were married.

They raised four children

and taught them to love

the Lord Jesus. Harlan

was a man of God and it

showed in his demeanor

and in the way that he

treated others. Early in

their marriage, Harlan

worked for neighbor, John

Anderson. Harlan drove

school bus for 37 years for

the McKenzie County

School District, which

worked out perfectly in

making certain that his

four children had a way to

get to school. He enjoyed

driving the bus and in-

teracting with the chil-


Harlan was a man of

few words, so when he

spoke-you listened! He

waved to everyone when

he drove and spoke to you

when he met you on the

street. He loved spending

time with his family and

his eight grandchildren.

He was a wise man and

enjoyed teaching his chil-

dren and grandchildren of

his love of the land.

He was a deacon in the

church for many years

and had a true love for the

Lord. He was most re-

cently attending New

Town Baptist Fellow-


Harlan was preceded

in death by his parents,

his wife, Carol, his twin

infant sons, James and

Joseph, his three brothers

and two sisters.

He is survived by chil-

dren, David (Tammy) Rol-

la of Williston, ND, Angie

(Scott) Abbey of Del Valle,

TX, Hope (Brian) Kovaloff

of Mandan, ND and Con-

rad (Cherri) Rolla of New

Town, ND; grandchildren,

Aaron and Austin Rolla,

Erin and Ian Abbey, Riley

and Hunter Kovaloff and

Ashlynn and Clara Rolla;

and his special friend,

Shirley Bombach.

Harlan will be missed

by all that knew him.