“Rollie” Roland Dale Lane passed in his home on January 11, 2019. He was comforted by his loving dog Leroy, family and friends.
He was born July 9, 1941 in Denver, Colorado to Cliff and Lura Lane and was the oldest of 3 boys. Rollie loved the outdoors, especially camping and fishing. He enjoyed hunting arrowheads, playing horse shoes, and feeding the hummingbirds. Evenings were often shared with friends and cold beer on his back deck. He was tremendously proud of his grandsons Kole and Kam and he enjoyed attending their athletic events. He also shared in the adventures of Loudie and Karla on the road barrel racing.
His true passion for wrestling was second to none. He followed both high school and college wrestling very closely. The State Wrestling tournament in Pocatello was especially important. He took great pride in his wrestlers and cherished the many friendships that developed through the years.
The Rollie Lane Wresting Tournament is named after Rollie Lane, the Hall of Fame Wrestling Coach who spent 28 years coaching in Colorado, New Mexico, and Idaho.
He is survived by his children Sherry Lane, Karla Lane, KC (Tina) Lane, and Kip Lane; stepsons John Edwards and Scott Edwards; grandchildren Loudie Lane, Kole Lane, and Kam Lane; brothers Jack (Donna) Lane and Larry (Gwen) Lane, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and wife, Patty.
Funeral Services will be held at Caldwell High School Auditorium Saturday, January 19th at 10:30 am. Viewing Friday, January 18th 4:00-6:00 at Dakan Funeral Chapel with a Celebration of Life to follow at 6:00 at the Caldwell Elks Lodge.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Rollie Lane Invitational Wresting Tournament. Send to Columbia High School c/o Todd Cady, 301 S. Happy Valley Rd. Nampa, ID 83687.
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