Rolland Ray Tjugum

June 25, 1936 - June 16, 2006

Rolland Ray Tjugum, 69, passed away Friday, June 16, 2006, at River Hills West Health Care Center in Pewaukee. He was born June 25, 1936, in Madison, the son of Raymond and Olga (nee Klongland) Tjugum.

Rolland graduated from Madison East High School in 1954. He served in the U.S. Army, stationed in Germany. In 1962, Rolland graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville. He was united in marriage to Margaret "Jeannine" Copeland in August 1963 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison. He received a masterís degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. He taught math in Middleton and then industrial arts at Arrowhead High School in Hartland. Rolland retired from Arrowhead as a school counselor and department chairman.

He was a devoted member of Westbrook Church in Hartland. Rolland was gifted and shared his talents with many. He made many gifts and lovely furniture out of wood. He was a great storyteller and added zest to any gathering.

Rolland is survived by his beloved wife of 43 years, Jeannine Tjugum of Oconomowoc; two sons, Steve (Mariann) Tjugum of Nashotah and Jeff (Angie) Tjugum of Okauchee; five grandchildren, Ryan, Kaela, Olivia, Aleena and Coleman; a brother, Kenneth (Joan) Tjugum of Mesa, Ariz.; and four sisters, Ephame (Doug) Dehn of Minnetonka, Minn., Norma Briggs of Madison, Donna (Bill) Miller of Madison and Sharon (John) Swildens of Poway, Calif. He is also survived by many loving nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, LaVon Martinson.

A visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service Saturday, June 24, at Westbrook Church, 1100 Highway 83, Hartland, with the Rev. Paul Sanders officiating. Private inurnment will be held at a later date at Roselawn Memorial Park Cemetery in Madison.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Westbrook Church International Ministries, 1100 Highway 83, Hartland, WI 53029, or to the Alzheimers Association-South Central Wisconsin Chapter, 517 N. Segoe Road, #301, Madison, WI 53705.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to friends and family for their love and support throughout the years.

Ryan Funeral Home & Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, please call (608) 249-8257 or visit online at www.ryanfuneralservice.com.