Kenneth Wayne Rollman, 71, a lifelong Rapid City resident has passed Monday, June 29, 2020, at Monument Health, Rapid City, SD.
Kenneth, referred to as Kenny by his loved ones, was born January 16, 1949 in Rapid City, SD where he chose to spend the remainder of his life. In his youth, he went to the South Dakota School for the Blind, Aberdeen, where he was an avid wrestler and dabbled in singing. As he got older, Kenneth continued with his singing to become a member of a local Barbershop Quartet.
Kenneth held many jobs including, SCI, a switchboard operator for Ellsworth Air Force Base, secretary at Black Hills Works, and was a Braillist at Custer High School. This work experience culminated to Kenneth starting his own business, a braille embossing company, called J&K GatorBumps.
In 1965, Kenneth met his to-be wife Julaine and in 1988 they had gotten married by a Justice of the Peace in Deadwood, SD. He is survived by his loving wife Julaine, their guide dogs Wagner and Sara, Julaine’s son: William Wallace Wonders III, granddaughter: Tessa C. Wonders, step siblings: Susan McKinstry and Jim Stulken. Kenneth is preceded in death by his mother and stepfather, Lois B. (Tines) and James Stulken.
The family would like to thank all for their well wishes and prayers. Julaine will be setting up a memorial in honor of Kenneth at a later date.