Let the memory of Roland be with us forever
  • 88 years old
  • Born on May 2, 1925 in Elgin, Illinois, United States.
  • Passed away on March 29, 2014 in Valparaiso, Indiana, United States.

This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Roland Schlie, 88, born on May 2, 1925 and passed away on March 29, 2014. We will remember him forever.

Roland married Marjorie Mae Sonnabend on October 21st, 1950.  Marjorie's memorial is located at Marjorie-Schlie.forevermissed.com

Posted by Timothy Schlie on 2nd May 2017
Happy Birthday Dad. I'm down in Florida today on the beach, where I know you loved to be. I got to see a rocket launch yesterday and it reminded me of when you, Dave and I waited to see a shuttle launch, only to have it delayed by the Florida weather. It was still fun to be there with you and Dave. This time Marcus and I did get to see the launch, and since it was a Spacex launch we got to see the first stage return to the landing site a few minutes later. Marcus and I watched it at the same intersection that you and I were at when we saw the space shuttle land that one time. I'm really glad I got to have those moments with you and I will treasure them always. I love you, Daddy.
Posted by Chris Davis on 21st October 2014
Uncle Ral always sent the sweetest notes and cardsto my mom, Willie. He always included an old family photo which she loved. The last time he came to visit her, he gave her a photo album with all those favorite family photos. She looked at the photo album countless times. My Mom would never admit to having favorites, but Ral had a special place in her heart.
Posted by Smith Family on 25th June 2014
Our family’s memories of Roland, or Pa Schlie as we called him, all center around Cape Hatteras. We were fortunate to spend several summer vacations with the Schlie family at that beautiful location. Pa Schlie had it all figured out. After years of camping at the national park, he was a wealth of knowledge and expertise. He knew the best place and time to fish, where to get the best crab and the best barbecue. He had all the right gear and was glad to show us newcomers how to enjoy ourselves. He was quick with a good story and loved to tell of his many trips to Hatteras and how it had changed over time. Pa Schlie created a family tradition and a lasting legacy. We will always have a connection to Cape Hatteras through him.
Posted by Letha Reynolds on 2nd May 2014
I only got to meet your Dad for such a short time, but I truly enjoyed the experience! He was funny, kind and thoughtful, and so intelligent. Thank you for thinking of me! I am now Letha Reynolds Benner, married now for 5 years to an old high school friend, and moved back to my home town of Newark, Ohio!
Posted by Timothy Schlie on 2nd May 2014
Happy birthday, Daddy. I was looking forward to spending your birthday with you for the first time in what must be 20 years or more. But you are with Mom for your birthday, now and forever more.
Posted by Sarah Matthiesen on 21st April 2014
I will always cherish the wonderful memories we've shared as a family at Cape Hatteras. Thank you for starting the traditions that we will continue to treasure for generations. You were the camping and fishing expert of the Outer Banks and your legacy will always be remembered. We love and miss you Grandpa.
Posted by Deborah Werner on 9th April 2014
Wish you could be here to spend this spring and summer with us. Miss you.
Posted by Mary Hill on 9th April 2014
I miss you, Daddy, there was so much more we wanted to share with you. I know you are at peace now.

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