Rollin Scott Anthony Woodruff

Dates

April 30, 1959 - December 14, 2015

Obituary

Rollin Scott Anthony Woodruff was born April 30, 1959 in Mitchell, SD to Henry and Veronica Mae (Frigge) Woodruff. He grew up in Mitchell where he attended school and graduated from Mitchell High School in 1977. He joined the US Marine Corp in 1977 and was honorably discharged on June 17, 1980.  Rollie loved to bake and cook and enjoyed traveling to visit his daughter, his many nieces, nephews and friends. He also really enjoyed playing and listening to music.

He is survived by his daughter, Kathy Woodruff and fiancé, Justin Tchida of Webster, a granddaughter, Annabelle Tchida, four sisters: Jelene (Wally) Luedtke, Sioux Falls, Jennie (Jim) Robinson, Cinnaminson, NJ, Joyce Berg, Taos, NM, Jerri Woodruff and fiancé, Eric Stern, Stickney, one brother, Randy Woodruff, Mitchell and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and infant son, Kyle.


Visitation(s)

None Scheduled

Service

Date
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Time
11:00 AM
Location
Graveside Service
Servicemen's Memorial Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota


entry posted by Dan Shank on 03-22-2016
Woodruff, miss the long talks, sitting out at the house. Miss you
entry posted by Jan Gilger on 12-17-2015
I knew Rollie through sisters Joyce and Jolene. Rollie was very compassionate to his parents and his family. Rollie had such a big heart tring to help his family and friends when he felt they needed it. He is now reunited with his family and in the arms of Jesus Christ. What a wonderful Christmas gift for Rollie.
entry posted by Keven Woodruff on 12-17-2015
It's been a long time since we have been together but i have the best memories of those times and think/remember them often! You are missed and loved!
entry posted by Mike & Linda Hodges on 12-17-2015
We were saddened to hear of Rollie's passing He was always. very generous and would give the shirt off his back to anyone who needed it. We deeply respected his service and sacrifice in the U.S.M.C. One of his favorite songs that he played on his guitar was the Marine Corps Hymn , and his favorite expressions were "URAH and "SEMPER FI" He was very outgoing and would try to make your day better if he could.
entry posted by Linda Merklin on 12-16-2015
So sorry for the loss of your brother Jelene. Please know you and your family are in our prayers!
entry posted by Doug Wolfe on 12-16-2015
Never will forget picking him up on the road guitar n duffle bag good times n thanks for helping me out now n then gonna miss ur friendship
entry posted by Ann Johnson on 12-16-2015
sorry about your brother may God be with you & your family
entry posted by Jelene on 12-16-2015
Rollie, my little brother, I sit here and think about when you first came home from the hospital I was all of ten years old. You instantly be came my baby. In your growing up years I took you everywhere, ball games, shopping and a treat at the Woolworth counter. Took you to school . Swimming and tons of other things. Those were all fun years. I also remember some of the bad times in the years to follow. I can remember how excited you were when you found out you would be a daddy. But you know the most I remember is how big that heart of yours really is. You always gave something from a little bauble to a song that you would play on the guitar. You always tried to make someone else's day better. I will miss all of that and so much more. You are truly a man of God and tried to live your life accordingly, even with the demons you had to fight constantly. God thought that you surely have done good and has taken his angle back home. May you be at peace and live in the glory of God forever.
entry posted by Jim Simbeck on 12-15-2015
You were a good father and a great man I will surly miss you my friend
entry posted by Linda Wolfe Woodruff Hodges on 12-15-2015
Rollie , you were a good man . we shared 14 yrs of our lives together , and 2 children. Thank you for that , and your wonderful family . We had our good times and bad times ,but I couldn't make our relationship work . I remember the last words you ever spoke to me. "I was wrong" and I said "so was I ." I learned a lot about family and celebrating family from your family . I am sorry for the bad times and our painful ending . My condolences also to the family , and for Henry and Veronica . I will always remember the good times. I know you are with Jesus now and that is comforting .
entry posted by Richard on 12-15-2015
Rollie, Me & Marion will miss you dearly. You were a treasure in our lives. You touched the hearts of every person you met. We will all miss you. Rest in peace, my dear friend--Luv always, Richard & Marion
entry posted by Kathy Woodruff on 12-15-2015
I love you Daddy. I miss you so much!
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