Rolland E. Smaagaard

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Rolland E. Smaagaard

Rolland E. Smaagaard
September 20, 1944 • December 17, 2016

Rolland Eugene Smaagaard, 72, of Hopkins, Minnesota died December 17, 2016 peacefully at NC Little Hospice.  

A Celebration of Life will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran in Hopkins Tuesday, Dec 20.  Service will be at 11 a.m. with a visitation that started one hour prior.  

Rolland was born September 20, 1944. He graduated from Benson High School in 1962 and graduated from Concordia College Moorhead in 1966.  He began his career as an English teacher, moved on to working as a juvenile parole officer, among other careers, and finally retired after 25+ years in real estate as Vice President Manager at Coldwell Banker Burnett in Eden Prairie.

Rolland is remembered as a playful & loving grandfather, a golfing enthusiast & a great friend, father and brother.

Rolland was preceded in death by parents Arnold and Theressa Smaagaard, brother Allen.  He is survived by sons, Aaron (Lorraine) & Jeffrey (Kristina); brothers Paul (Kathleen) & Dennis (Kathryne); life partner Joann Garland, and best friend Glenn Coppersmith; grandchildren: Lillian, Sophia & Andrew “Rolland” Smaagaard, niece Krysta & nephews Craig, Colin & Garrett.

Memorial donations to Benson High School Scholarship Fund or NC Little Hospice in Edina, MN.

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