ARAPAHOE -- Roland E. Emmett, 78, died Thursday (May 19, 2005), at Tri County Hospital in Lexington.
He was born Oct. 20, 1926 in Oxford to R. Finch and Twyla (Tull) Emmett. He grew up in Arapahoe and graduated from Arapahoe High School in 1944. He received a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from the University of Nebraska Lincoln in 1948 and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Me married Grace Swanson on June 3, 1948 at Papillion. He worked in the commercial banking and insurance business in Arapahoe for 40 years and retired in 1992.
Memberships include St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Arapahoe, President of Arapahoe Fire Department, bandmaster of Tehama Temple Shrine Band, Presidents Advisory board of the University of Nebraska, Monument Lodge No. 293 AF & AM, Rena Chapter No. 12 of Eastern Star, Jesters, Ak-Sar-Ben, Elks, Scottish Rite Masons, Nebraska Diplomats, past president of Nebraska Bankers Association, South Platte Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Arapahoe Chamber of Commerce, Board of Education, and past commander of American Legion Post in Arapahoe.
He was proceeded in death by his parent and infant sister.
Survivors include his wife, Grace of Arapahoe; one son, Scott Emmett of Scotia; three daughters, Kathleen and husband, Dr. Gary Ensz of Auburn, Sarah Emmett of Lincoln, and Mary, and husband, Bill Fitzke of Sun Lakes, Ariz.; and five grandchildren.
Services will be Saturday at 2 p.m. at 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Arapahoe with the Revs. Lawrence and Ruth Jaynes officiating. Internment will follow at the Arapahoe Cemetery in Arapahoe.
Viewing and visitation will be today from 12-8 p.m. at Wenburg Funeral Home in Arapahoe.
Condolences and personal reflections can be left at www.wenburgfuneralhome.com.
Wenburg Funeral Home of Arapahoe is in charge of arrangements.