Harry Earl Rollings III, 72
Harry Earl Rollings III died peacefully on Sept. 4, 2016, at age 72 after a brief and courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He is survived by his loving wife, Kay; devoted children, Joel (Lauri) and Jennifer (Nate Kresse); and grandchildren, Etta, Oscar and Sam. An accomplished psychologist, Harry earned his B.A. from Wartburg College (Waverly, Iowa), his M.S. from the University of Nebraska (Omaha), and his Ph.D. from Tulane University (New Orleans).
Born in Colorado Springs, Harry was a lifelong lover of rodeo and the outdoors. He began his career teaching English literature at Lakefield High School in Hayfield, Minn., where he met the love of his life, Kay Louise Jorde.
After they married, Harry continued pursuing his education in psychology, eventually earning a doctorate in record time from Tulane University. Harry shared his knowledge of industrial and organizational psychology with businesses around the country as a senior consultant with Rohrer, Hibler and Boston Consulting Group. He later returned to educating students, teaching industrial and organizational psychology and human factors engineering at Marquette University and then Milwaukee School of Engineering.
An avid fisherman, Harry spent many happy hours
with friends aboard boats in the United States and Canada. He enjoyed
cooking and sharing the fruits of his labor with friends and family.
Harry was also a connoisseur of fine wine, cheese and cigars. He and Kay
spent many happy hours traveling around Wisconsin visiting artisan cheesemakers. They also enjoyed spending time at their cottages, first
in Wautoma, then in Pine River. A tireless community servant, Harry
served as president of his local lake association in Wautoma and
president of the board for the U.S.S.
Liberty Memorial Public Library in Grafton. Harry will be deeply missed
by all who were touched by his intelligence, charm and sparkling wit.