Graveside funeral services for Harry L. Rollag will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 1, at Maple Leaf Cemetery, Oak Harbor, with Pastor Laurie Bleakley of Oak Harbor Lutheran Church officiating.
Harry Lee Rollag, 62, died Jan. 29, 2003, surrounded by loving family at his home in Oak Harbor following a lengthy illness. He was born June 11, 1940, in Havre, Mont., to Leonard and Genevieve (LaCross) Rollag.
Harry moved to Oak Harbor with his parents at the age of 16. He attended Oak Harbor High School, where he lettered in basketball, football and baseball. He was a pitcher for the Oak Harbor Wildcats and it was amazing to watch him pitch with only one hand.
Harry attended Skagit Valley College and Western Washington College and then went to work for Boyer Ford Sales. When Harry left Oak Harbor, he settled in Portland, Ore., where he worked as a salesman then General Manager for Bud Meadows Ford Dealership. Years later he returned to Oak Harbor and decided to try the restaurant business. He and his parents opened The Port Hole Restaurant.
Harry was a member of Oak Harbor Lutheran Church. He was an avid sports fan and also a living almanac for every sports statistic available.
Mr. Rollag is survived by his mother Genevieve (Jenny) Rollag of Oak Harbor; by his brother Monty Rollag and wife Donna, his sister Linda Jennerjohn and her husband Paul, all of Oak Harbor. He is also survived by his nephew Vince Rollag and son Max, his nephew Lance Rollag, his sweetheart Wendy Thompson and their three children Ryan, Janessa and Payton, all of Oak Harbor. Harry was preceded in death by his loving father Leonard Rollag.
Remembrances may be made to the Washington Elks Therapy Program for Children, PO Box 1100760, Tacoma, WA 98411-0760 or the Always and Forever Memorials and Honor Program, American Diabetes Association, PO Box 2680, North Canton, OH 44720.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Burley Funeral Chapel, Oak Harbor. This obituary may be seen on-line at http://burley.plan4ever