Neal E. Rollison, 87, Cherokee, passed away Saturday, April 24, 2010 at Cherokee Regiona Medical Center.
Neal was born May 7, 1922 to Linton and Ruth (Stevenson) Rollison in Quimby. He graduated from Wilson High School in Cherokee in the class of 1941., and was a veteran of World War II, serving in the U. S. Army, being discharged as a Tech 5. Neal was married to Shirley Nelson, and worked as a switchman for the Illinois Central Railroad for 40 years, retiring in 1982.
Neal lived in McCook Lake, So. Dakota from 1951 until he moved to Cherokee in 2001.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Shirley Rollison ,and a sister Rhoda.
He is survived by his children, Jock Rollison and his wife Mary of McCook Lake, South Dakota; Steve Rollison of Illinois; Neal Rollison of St. Petersburg, Florida; Jacke Gardner and her husband Kenneth of Waterbury, Nebraska; 11 grandchildren, many great grandchildren; a brother Dean Rollison of Coralville, and a special friend , Shirley Griffin and her family of Cherokee.
It was Mr. Rollison's wish to be cremated, and there will be no services. The Boothby Funeral Home in Cherokee, Iowa has charge of the arrangements. Inurnment will be at the McCook Cemetery in McCook Lake, South Dakota.