SPRINGFIELD- Jack Hammond Rolens, 82, of Springfield died on Thursday, December 23, 2010 at St. John’s Hospital. He was born on February 22, 1928 in Springfield IL to Murray E. and Elizabeth Hammond Rolens. He married Patricia Williams on August 19, 1951. He lived in Springfield most of his life. He was a retired high school teacher in the Sangamon County Schools. After retirement he was the director of Come Share which is a food distribution center and also worked at Catholic Charities.
He is survived by his spouse Patricia, 5 daughters, Bridget Rolens of St. Louis, MO., Michele (Jim) Kent of Kingston, NY., Brionn (William) Jones of Dover, Ohio, Hope (Roger) Schnelton of Springfield, Lynn Christine Crawford (Greg) of Springfield, and 4 sons: Mark Rolens, Timothy Rolens, Patrick (Cathy) Rolens and Christopher Rolens all of Springfield. He is also survived by 16 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren, and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Jack Hammons Rolens belonged to St. Joseph’s Church where he served as lector and Eucharistic Minister and also was a Lay Associate of Hospital Sisters of St. Francis.
Visitation: 4-7pm Monday December 27, 2010 at Staab Funeral Home with a prayer service at 4pm.
Funeral mass: 8:30am Tuesday, December 28, 2010 at St. Josephs Church with Monsignor Thomas Holinga officiating.
Burial: Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted by the United States Navy.
Memorials: St. Joseph’s School
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