Myron James Roll


Myron James Roll, 91, son of Howard and Veva Deane Roll, died at Goshen Hospital, Tuesday, Sept. 10, surrounded by his family.
He was a proud, lifetime resident of Goshen. In 1946, he graduated from Goshen High School.
He worked at Leiter Sheet Metal. In April 1950, he joined the Army and, through April 1952, served in Korea with an intelligence and reconnaissance platoon with the 7th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division. After his discharge, he returned to Goshen. He entered Goshen College, where he met his future wife, also a student; they married in 1954.
In 1956, he graduated from Goshen College and went on to earn a master's degree from Notre Dame. He taught in Millersburg, Goshen and, finally, in South Bend schools for 30 years. After retiring, he worked on the Indiana Toll Road for 10 years. He was a 50-year member and past grand master of Goshen Lodge #12 F. & A.M. and a member of the Scottish Rite.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Thelma Ackerson Roll; their five children, Jennifer (Kevin) Leinbach, Goshen, and their children, Rentz Leinbach, Seattle, Washington, Cade Leinbach, Denton, Texas, and Sayre Leinbach, Goshen; Jed Roll, New Paris; son, Ronald (Naomi) Roll, Goshen, and their children, Autumn Baird (Jose Carpio), and great-grandson, Roman, Elkhart, and Phares and Jordan Roll, at home; daughter, Melinda (Craig) Rees, White Pigeon, Michigan; and granddaughter, Emily Abbs (Nolan) Herendeen, Horton, Michigan; and grandchildren, Lindsey (Mitch Allore) Rees, Jayna and Maddux, Mankato Minnesota, Kerri Rees (Josh) Mehrling, Hudson, and Breanna Rees, Dowagiac, Michigan; daughter, Erin (Reyna) Miranda Patino, Middlebury. Also surviving are a sister-in-law, Norma Cuthbert (companion, Fred Buttell), and several nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents and stepfather, Fred Mosely, he was preceded in death by two sisters, Mary (John) Nowelsky, New Jersey, and Martha (Bob Kile) Hunter, St. Petersburg, Florida; and a granddaughter, Georgia Leinbach, Goshen.
No services are planned. Memorial donations may be given to American Red Cross.
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Published on September 12, 2019
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Courtney Taylor-Klinedinst
Sep 14, 2019
May the road rise to meet you, and the wind always be at your back. and the rains fall softly on your fields. May God hold you gently in the palm of his hand. My heartfelt sympathy.♡