FORT WAYNE, Ind. – Roland Harold Falk, 91, passed away Tuesday, May 14, 2019, at Heritage Pointe in Fort Wayne.
Born in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, Roland was the son of the late Harold and Olga Falk. Roland grew up in Beaver Dam, WI until the age of 14 when he moved to Dixon, Illinois. He graduated from Dixon High School and attended Rockford Business College. He married Betty Barton on February 14, 1948, in Dixon, Illinois, she survives.
Roland worked for F.W. Woolworth Co. from 1947 to 1948, Raynor Garage Door Co. from 1948 to 1958, Henry Pratt Co. from 1958 to 1978, and BorgWarner from 1978 to 1988, when he retired. He served our country in the Army, the 1st Infantry Division, known as the “Big Red One.” Roland attended Bethel E.C. Church in Dixon, IL. He enjoyed spending time with his family and working on his hobbies of electronic repair and printing.
Surviving are his wife, Betty (Barton) Falk; children, Perry (Cathy) Falk and Patricia (Robert) Richardson; three grandsons; and four great-grandchildren.
A celebration of Roland’s life will be held at a later date in Dixon, Illinois. Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice in Fort Wayne or Bethel E.C. Church in Dixon Illinois.