Roland David Wurstner, age 79, a lieutenant colonel master navigator, U.S. Air Force (ret.), of North Las Vegas, passed away Monday, October 16, 2017, in Birmingham, Alabama. He was born March 6, 1938, in Dayton, Ohio, the son of the late Robert R. and Betty Louise (Miller) Wurstner. A 1956 graduate of VandaliaButler High School, Vandalia, Ohio, Roland earned his Bachelor’s Degree from Purdue University in 1960 and, upon graduation, was commissioned in the U.S. Air Force. A proud Vietnam veteran, Roland served 25 years in service to his country, retiring in 1985. Roland was an avid motorcycle rider and dog lover. He was an active member and volunteer with the VFW and numerous veteran’s organizations in the Las Vegas area. He was preceded in death by his wife, of 12 years, Vivian Ruth; and sister, Carolyn (Wurstner) McCutchen. Roland is survived by his three sons, David (Linda) Wurstner, Karl (Jill) Wurstner and Eric (Traci) Wurstner; two brothers, Dale (Louann) Wurstner and Robert “Bob” (Becky) Wurstner; eight grandchildren; and numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. The family will receive friends noon-1 p.m. Saturday, November 18, with memorial service following, both at Morton and Whetstone Funeral Home, 139 S Dixie Drive, in Vandalia, Ohio. Burial following a short graveside service at Dayton Memorial Park Cemetery, 8135 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton, Ohio. Military honors will also be performed in honor of Lt. Col. Wurstner’s service. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Disabled American Veterans, dav.org in Roland’s name.