In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to https://www.gentlegiantsdrafthorserescue.org. She celebrated their stories of rescue and dedicated work in support of neglected draft horses. Donations in her memory to https://seasonsfoundation.org/donate/, Milwaukee area hospice and palliative care, are also welcome.
Rolland, Doris “Colby”
Doris “Colby” found peace on January 16, 2022 at age 84. She was preceded in death by her parents, many beloved relatives in Norway, and a lifetime of special friends, as well as fur family members, including Judy, Smoky, Heidi, Odin, Jenny, Rudy, Bjorn, and Kaffe. Doris (Colby) leaves behind countless treasured Norwegian relatives and many dear friends nearby.
She fondly recalled and retold stories of those she knew and loved while a student at Bay View High School, Carthage College, and UW-M, then as a social worker, children’s librarian, and while spending a quarter-century as a teacher at Milwaukee’s Alexander Mitchell School. She lived her long life with independence, intention, and service, from childhood on, before filling her retirement years with many interests, especially animal care and companionship. She played multiple musical instruments, with piano always closest to her heart and hands. Visiting relatives in Norway and hosting some of them here in Wisconsin were high points in her life.
Sincere thanks to the many staff at The Lutheran Home and AccentCare Hospice (Seasons) who provided care, comfort, companionship, and peace in her last weeks and hours of life.
Visitation at Krause Funeral Home, 12401 West National Avenue, New Berlin, with masks required, will be held on Thursday, January 20, 2022 at 4:00 PM until service begins at 5:00 PM. The service will be streamed on multiple platforms to allow for distant and safe attendance. (See links at Krause website) Doris was nothing if not safety-conscious and would not encourage anyone to risk health to attend in person.
In lieu of flowers, donations in her memory can be made to https://www.gentlegiantsdrafthorserescue.org. She celebrated their stories of rescue and dedicated work in support of neglected draft horses. Donations in her memory to AccentCare Milwaukee area hospice and palliative care, are also welcome.