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Simpson, Lois "Dolly" Tollinger Rohling, Age 86

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Date of Birth: 01/17/1931

Date of Death: 11/28/2017

Services: Monday, December 4, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. at the St. Margaret Mary Church, Omaha, Nebraska. Interment St. Joseph Cemetery, Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Visitation: Sunday, December 3, 2017 starting at 3:30 p.m. with Wake Service at 5:00 p.m. at the John A. Gentleman 72nd Street Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Margaret Mary Church, Creighton Preparatory High School, or Duchesne Academy.  Condolences may be expressed to the family at http://www.johnagentleman.com/service-listings/entry/simpson-lois-dolly-rohling

Lois (“Dolly”) Rohling Simpson passed away peacefully on November 28, 2017. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church 6116 Dodge Street in Omaha on Monday December 4, 2017 at 10:00 am.   A Visitation will be held at John A. Gentleman Mortuary on Sunday, December 3, 2017, at 3:30 pm with a Wake Service to follow at 5:00 pm. Interment will be held later at a private ceremony at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Council Bluffs, Iowa.

Dolly was born and raised in Council Bluffs, IA where she attended Abraham Lincoln High School. She graduated from the University of Iowa in 1953 where she was a proud member of Gamma Phi Beta sorority.  On June 1, 1957 she married Robert A. Rohling, whom she was married to for 30 years, until his death in 1987. Together they had four children.  She treasured her role as wife, mother, and grandmother to inspire us all.   In 1991, she married Frederick H. (“Fritz”) Simpson, whom she was married to for nearly 25 years, until his death in 2014.  Through her life she was loyal to her faith, her family, and her multitude of friends.  Always welcoming, interested, and kind, Dolly had an infectious spirit, beaming smile and love of conversation.

Her many interests included all things social - several bridge groups, lunch groups, book clubs, prayer groups, Town Hall Speakers Series, Okoboji Yacht Club, and Happy Hollow Club.  She was a member of St. Margaret Mary Parish for 55 years where she served in Guild Circle 7.  She was committed to numerous organizations throughout her life including Duchesne Sodality Children of Mary, Bergan Mercy Hospital Auxiliary Guild and volunteered many hours in the hospital gift shop.

In addition to her husbands, Dolly was preceded in death by her parents Laverne and Harriet Tollinger, brother John Tollinger, and infant daughter Monica Jean.  She is survived by her four children Julie Rohling Connor (Keith), Robert E. Rohling (Kim), Rebecca Rohling Braggins (Robert) and Thomas J. Rohling (Anne) and grandchildren Jackson and Emma Braggins, Raegan and Katie Rohling, and Elle Rohling and step grandchildren Kelly, Patrick, Daniel, Andrew, and Brian Connor. Also survived by Mary, Jim and Erin Shannon and Ted and Mary Simpson.

 

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  • Joan Flood Mauel

    My condolences to Dolly's family. I so enjoyed chatting with Dolly every summer at the Okoboji Yacht Club. What a gracious and charming lady -always. She will be missed.

  • Laura Olderog

    Tom, Anne and Elle, I am sorry for your loss. I will keep you all in my prayers. May Dolly Rest In Peace.

  • Father George Sullivan, S.J.

    My condolences to Julie, Rob, Rebecca, and Tom and all you Dolly's family and friends. I will offer Mass for her early tomorrow here in Wauwatosa WI. She was one of the most joyful and encouraging persons I have ever met and brought God's love to everyone. I pray that Our Lord give you all special blessings of peace and strength and courage as you remember her gratefully.
    Fr George sj

  • Kay Farrell

    Dear Family of Dolly, Not only did I know Dolly as a neighbor in Dundee and Regency. Our kids knew her kids. We also had a similar past. Our fathers knew each other well through First National Bank of Council Bluffs when it was owned by Bob Turner and then Dale Ball. What a wonderful and lovely lady. I absolutely loved the write up in the newspaper and online. Dolly will be missed by all. With love, Kay Farrell and family (Bill, Cathy, Wiff and John.

  • Bill Ford

    She was a neat Lady. We only got to see her on the way to Florida and at Uncle Fritz's funeral but she treated us like old friends. She will be missed.

  • Colleen Jones, ED Aksarben Village

    Dolly was well-loved at Aksarben Village. She was beautiful inside and out. The CNA's, dining staff, nurses, and administrative staff want you to know it was an honor to have had her with us.n She was a very classy lady who'll be missed.
    Sincerely.
    The Aksarben Village Team

  • Terri Krasne

    Guys- The whole Krasne family is so very glad that we knew Dolly. Rarely is there a Sunday at the cabin that fond memories of all of you don't come up.
    Dolly was truly a lovely and loving woman who will missed by all that were lucky enough to know her.
    We send our love-
    Bev, Terri, and Howard

  • Ted Ford

    My sincerest sympathy on the loss of such a charming woman. She will be missed.

  • Don & Janice Larsen

    We just wanted to express our sadness at hearing of Dolly's passing. Dolly was a friend for many, many years. Don knew her since grade school in CB and was Janice's maid of honor at our wedding. Dolly and Don share the same birthday - January 17, 1931. We always enjoyed seeing her at our class reunions. We will not be able to attend the funeral but wanted to let you all know how fondly we remember Dolly!
    Don & Janice Larsen

  • Ted & Mary Jean Simpson

    Our step-mom seemed larger than life. Word of her passing is a surprise. She ate well, exercised and took good care of herself. Dolly Simpson was a wonderful person. She was a lot of fun, a great conversationalist, a good cook, generous and caring. She was a loving wife to my dad for 23 years and will be missed by all of us. Our sympathies to our step siblings and relatives. --Ted & Mary Jean Simpson

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