Byron “Caesar” Rollman

Oct. 20, 1948-Dec. 19, 2020

Byron “Caesar” Roll-

man, 72, Minot, ND,

passed away Saturday,

December 19, 2020, at

Trinity Hospital in Minot.

Byron Dale Rollman

was born October 20,

1948, the son of Harry L.

and Mildred G. (Ander-

son) Rollman, in Minot,

ND. He was raised and

educated in Minot and

graduated from Minot

High school in 1966.

Byron enlisted in the

United States Army Oc-

tober 31, 1966. He proud-

ly served his country and

attended basic training at

Fort Bliss, TX. He was sta-

tioned at Fort Gordon,

GA, for radio repair, then

back to Ft. Bliss for mis-

sile training. From there

he went to Fort Sam

Houston for medical

schooling. Then, he was

sent to Fort Benning, GA,

for Airborne training. He

then went to serve in the

Vietnam War with the 1st

Brigade 101st Airborne

Division. Finally, he went

to Fort Bragg, NC, with

the 82nd Airborne Divi-

sion. While serving in

Vietnam Byron was

awarded medals for valor,

including the Bronze Star

and The Army Commen-

dation Medal with ‘V’

Device. He was honorably

discharged August 22,


Byron was united in

marriage to Cheryl Ann

Vannett on March 12,

1971, in Minot. She

brought with her a son,

Troy, who became a son

to Byron. From this un-

ion, a daughter, Tami Kay,

was born. They later di-


In the 1980s, he began

his civil service career as

a type setter for the de-

fense department at the

Minot Air Force Base. He

retired after 26 years of

service. He was the best at

his job and won several

awards for accuracy.

He then went to work

for Preble Medical Ser-

vices, where he performed

drug testing and worked

until the time of his


He was a member of

Bethany Lutheran Church

in Minot.

He enjoyed bowling,

fishing, NASCAR, watch-

ing football, especially the

Chicago Bears and the

Dallas Cowboys, attending

auctions, collecting eagle

figurines and just about

anything with an eagle on

it. He also collected old

Christmas ornaments, and

anything brass. Byron also

enjoyed watching old

western movies and

looked forward to his

Sunday morning coffee

with his good friends, Rod

and Rollie Neuhalfen, at

the Truckstop. And in his

younger days he enjoyed

participating in demoli-

tion derbies and playing


His loving family in-

cludes: daughter, Tami

(Duane) Foreid, Burling-

ton, ND; grandchildren,

Kayla Foreid, Duane “D.J”

Foreid, Jr., Michael

Foreid, Samantha Foreid,

and Sara Foreid; siblings,

Bryan Rollman, Mesa, AZ,

Sheila Franklin, Bremer-

ton, WA, Sheryl Vannett,

Colville, WA, Blayne (Pat)

Rollman, Bremerton, WA,

Wayne Rollman, Bremer-

ton, WA, Geraldine Hick-

man, Bloomington IL, and

Scott Rollman, Las Vegas,

NV. Step-Siblings, Lola

(Doug) Hanna, Burlington,

ND, Larry (Joette) Turner,

Velva, ND, Lee (Lynne)

Turner, Jamestown, ND,

and Leon Turner, Minot,

ND; and numerous nieces,

nephews and cousins and

the many friends that he

had made through the


Byron was preceded in

death by his parents;

step-mother, Jean; son,

Troy Shaw; siblings,

Judith Smith and Steve

Rollman; and several

aunts and uncles.

Celebrating the Life of


Due to the Coronavirus

Pandemic, A Private Fun-

eral Service by invitation

will be held Monday, De-

cember 28, 2020, at 3:00

pm at Bethany Lutheran

Church, Minot.

The family encourages

those attending the fun-

eral to wear flannel in

Byron’s honor.

Also, those attending

are required to wear

masks and social distance.

A Graveside Service

will take place at a later

date at Sunset Memorial

Gardens, Minot, ND, with

military honors.

Visitation: Sunday

from 3 to 5 pm at

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot.

Memorials: In lieu of

flowers, memorials are

preferred to the American

Cancer Society.

The service will be

livestreamed for the pub-

lic to view and can be ac-

cessed by going to

Bethany Lutheran Church

at www.bethanylutheran.


Those wishing to sign

the online register and

share memories may ac-

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