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Carole L. Rolando

December 17, 1943 ~ November 25, 2021 (age 77)


Carole L. Podobinski Rolando 77 of Hennepin Illinois went to be with the Lord on the evening of Thanksgiving at home surrounded by her loving family.  A private mass of Christian burial was held on Monday November 29, 2021 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church Hennepin, Illinois.  Father Patrick DeMeulemeester officiated.  Burial at St. Anthony’s Catholic Cemetery Hennepin, Illinois. 

Dysart – Cofoid Funeral Chapel assisted the family with the arrangements.

She was known to her grandchildren as CC.  Carole was born on December 17, 1943 in Spring Valley, Illinois to Paul and Beatrice (Kinkin) Podobinski.  She married Alex Rolando on December 1, 1962 at St Patrick’s Catholic Church in Hennepin, Illinois. 

Carole grew up outside Hennepin on her family farm and graduated from Hennepin Township High School, and then attended and graduated from Brown’s Business School Peoria, Illinois.  She retired as head cook of Putnam County High School after 23 years of service.

She loved her family and friends to the fullest.  She enjoyed spending time with her family and playing cards, bingo, and belonged to bunco and bridge clubs.    

Carole is survived by her husband Alex and three children:  Alex (Michelle) Rolando; Rodney (Dianna) Rolando; Michele (Bobbie) Gillespie; Grandchildren Jenna Rolando (Tim Bischler) Nicholas Rolando (Sierra Storm) and Tyler Doucette; Great-Grandson Asher Bischler; and her sister Paula Colby; and many Nieces and Nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, her sister and Brother-in-law Kathleen and Walter Mecozzi. 

Pallbearers were Nicholas Rolando, Tim Bischler, Rick Seibert, Doug Seibert, Collin Colby, Dane Colby. 

The family would like to thank Shawn RN of Compassus Hospice for her support and care. 

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Saint Patrick's Catholic Church
920 Dore St.
Hennepin, IL 61327


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