ROLAND WURSTNER

Las Vegas Review-Journal (Sunday) - - FROM THE COVER/OBITUARIES -

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.

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