Patrick Rolwing

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Patrick Newcum Rolwing, 77, a resident of Charleston, Mo., died Sunday, Nov. 4, 2007, at Saint Francis Medical Center in Cape Girardeau.

He was born Oct. 6, 1930, in the Texas Bend community of Mississippi County, to the late Otto Joseph and Ethel Newcum Rolwing. He married Joan Bishop Feb. 11, 1956. She survives of the home.

Rolwing served in the U.S. Army.

He attended the University of Missouri at Columbia and Southeast Missouri State University in Cape Girardeau. Mr. Rolwing was a prominent farmer in the Texas Bend, Thompson Bend, Drinkwater Sewer and the Dirk communities in Mississippi County, and also in Pulaski County, Ill. and Bolivar County, Miss., raising grain, cotton and cattle.

Rolwing was an active member of St. Henry Catholic Church in Charleston and an active 4th Degree member of Knights of Columbus, for which he served as a past grand knight. He was a member and past president of St. Henry Parish Council and on the first Diocesan Council during the era in which Cardinal Law was bishop.

He was also an active Cubmaster and Boy Scout leader several years.

Survivors include four children, Tim Rolwing and wife Holly of Charleston, Patty Crenshaw and husband Walter III of LaGrange, Tenn., Robert B. Rolwing of Memphis, Tenn., and Susan Dugan and husband Chris of Wyatt, Mo.; two granddaughters, Emily Rolwing of Memphis, Rebecca Rolwing, a student at the University of Mississippi at Oxford; two brothers, Norbert Rolwing and Mark Rolwing of Charleston; two sisters, Margaret Stricker of Lusk Chapel community of Scott County and Rosemary Orr of Kirkwood, Mo.

He was preceded in death by a brother, John Francis Rolwing, and two sisters, Major Miriam Rolwing, USAF, and Sr. Helen Rolwing, OSU.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. today at McMikle Funeral Home in Charleston, where parish prayers will be said at 7:30.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 2 p.m. Wednesday at St. Henry Catholic Church, with Monsignor Richard Rolwing as celebrant. Interment will follow in Texas Bend Cemetery near Charleston.

Announcement courtesy of Ford and Sons Funeral Home.