Roland G. Taff, Jr.

Roland G. Taff, Jr.

April 21, 1964-Sept. 25, 2019

Survived by wife, Kim; sons, Christopher and Nathan; siblings: Russell Taff, Dale Chu, and Judith Fox (Tim); other loving relatives and friends. Preceded in death by parents, Carol and Roland Taff, Sr.

VISITATION: Wednesday, October 2nd from 5pm to 7pm at the West Center Chapel.  FUNERAL: Thursday, Oct. 3rd at 11am at Bethany Lutheran Church in Elkhorn, 4200 N. 204th St. Interment: North Lawn Cemetery, Fort Dodge, IA. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family for the charity of their choice.



  • Joseph Bartolomei Posted September 30, 2019 1:15 pm

    Roland was a neighbor and a friend. He was a fantastic man that cared deeply for everyone, especially his family. We will miss him dearly.

    Our prayers are with Kim, Chris and Nate during this difficult time.

  • Layne Kirchoff Posted September 30, 2019 1:49 pm

    Judging by the friendships, generosity, and kindness that both Chris and Nate showed me during my years at college are all I need to know that their father must have been a great man who raised them to be like him. My heart goes out to both of the guys, and their beloved mom as well. I know they always loved hearing from her when we were at school, so she and Mr. Taff must have been a pretty amazing parent duo. I hope that the good memories of him can someday outlive all these horrific ones. Thinking of you all every day.

  • Pat Armstrong Posted September 30, 2019 2:37 pm

    Kim, Christopher & Nathan I’m so sorry to hear this terrible news, Prayers for you and the family. Roland was a VERY GOOD friend of mine for many years and I will miss him dearly.

  • Jody Tiede Flotow Posted September 30, 2019 3:19 pm

    So sorry for your families loss. I attended school with Judy and knew RG also. 🙏💓

  • Marcia Mink Posted September 30, 2019 3:53 pm

    So very sorry for your loss, Russ and Olivia. Sad time for your family.

  • Brad Anderson Posted September 30, 2019 3:53 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. I saw Roland last just prior to his trip…at the gym. He was there many mornings, but this time we took some time to chat and get caught up. He and I worked together at various times throughout our careers. He rescued me when I needed a job, with a temporary contract position. I’ll miss his sense of humor at the gym as we compared notes on our workouts. Again, my deepest condolences….Brad A.

  • Tim shidler Posted September 30, 2019 4:19 pm

    So sorry to have heard this I will so miss his phone calls and are messanger chats my prayers are with you all at this RG was an old friend like a little brother in many ways

  • Austin S Posted September 30, 2019 4:42 pm

    Kim & Roland, Chris & Nate, <3 you guys

  • Angela Taff Crawford Posted September 30, 2019 4:50 pm

    I’m very sorry Kim, Chris, Nate for you’re loss as I am to the rest of the family! R.G. was a great uncle to me as I know he was a great to everyone else he loved in his family and life! My Uncle was a great man! He always had such a big heart and was always the life/light up to any room he walked in. We will all miss you! Love you Uncle always ❤️ Love you’re neice Angie

  • Deb Smidler-Winter Posted September 30, 2019 5:34 pm

    So sorry for your loss. He was like another little brother since he was with Fred so much.

  • Kimmie / Shelly Bram Posted September 30, 2019 7:18 pm

    Chris, so sorry for your families loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.

  • John Lee Posted September 30, 2019 7:28 pm

    I will be praying for RG’s family. RG was a person of good humor and integrity. In high school I always admired his tenacity. Rest in peace Roland.

  • Susan Vujtech Posted October 1, 2019 9:38 am

    Kim and family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. I worked with Roland for a number of years. He was the sales rep assigned to our account at Nalco. He was a great man I enjoyed dong business with he. He always had a smile on his face and great humor. He will be missed. Sending up prayers for all of you.

  • Chipper Topp Posted October 1, 2019 9:52 am

    Praying for your family. I went to school with RG and ran cross country and wrestled with him. He always would say something to bring a smile on my face. He will be missed.

  • Tammy Bennett Posted October 1, 2019 11:58 am

    Kim so sorry for your loss. You and boys in my prayers.

  • Sharon Buss Posted October 1, 2019 12:51 pm

    All of us here at Mo. Valley Grain, Inc. extend our deepest condolences to your family. Roland was our lignin sales rep before moving overseas. Please know your family is in our prayers.

  • Ty and Ty’s Outdoor Power Team Posted October 1, 2019 1:11 pm

    Kim, Christopher and Nathan, your loss has left all of us here at Ty’s deeply saddened. Roland was always a joy to see, made us all laugh and smile, every time, with his immensely positive presence. Please accept our deepest and heartfelt condolences on the passing of your husband and father. He will be missed by all of us. We are praying for you and your family during this difficult time.

  • Jane Neher Posted October 1, 2019 5:41 pm

    My family knew Roland through the hockey community. I admired how he could find the positive in any situation. His smile and laugh were infectious. The world lost one of the good ones. Condolences to the family. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Jim Caraccio Posted October 1, 2019 7:32 pm

    My sympathy for Rolands family. A long time friend. As Roland would put it. “Honk Honk “ of his car phone and say. “Where have ya been I have been worried sick”. My friend, you are headed to a better place. Thanks for being my friend. He will be missed by all that knew him.

  • Michael Albanese Posted October 1, 2019 8:51 pm

    Kim, my deepest condolences and prayers for you and your family! I am so very sorry —my heart goes out to you!

  • Joy Taff-Cripe Posted October 2, 2019 12:08 pm

    My deepest sympathies to you Kim, Chris and Nathan as I understand the heartbreak. At a young age,RG shared his sincere appreciation and his love of family. He was always so much fun to be around! As we’re all busy living out our lives and being pulled in different directions, I’ve never forgotten his spirit. We’re so blessed to have shared a part of his life. RG, you’ll never be forgotten. Love Always, Joy and family

  • Diane & Dave Brunmeier Posted October 2, 2019 2:24 pm

    Kim, we were so sad to hear about Roland. Our prayers and thoughts go out to you and your boys. We will always remember Roland, he was always a fun guy to be around. Lots of great memories.
    God Bless!

  • Coleman E Rockwell Posted October 2, 2019 2:36 pm

    My deepest sympathies to your entire family! I had the fortune of meeting Roland 14 years ago when he made the trek to Billings, MT. We had an opportunity to capture some business and Roland was anxious to help out. The customers loved his enthusiasm and willingness to get dirty!! We quickly became friends and I along with everyone who knew him enjoyed when he came out for our annual customer baseball event in August. I feel super blessed to have known him!!! He talked at length about his love for his family and we shared many laughs about the boys, sports, school, Dubai,, etc. and the fact that he married up….”his words”. Roland will NEVER be forgotten!!! My best to the entire family! Coleman Rockwell


  • Mike Thomsen Posted October 2, 2019 8:10 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Taff family. I will truly miss Roland’s enthusiastic telephone calls. We shared many joyful conversations, the one thing I will always remember about Roland is he ALWAYS asked how me and my family were doing. He genuinely cared about people and never hung up the phone without asking about us. I will really miss those calls. Farewell friend.

  • Larry Kruse Posted October 3, 2019 9:27 am

    Roland will be missed by many.

  • Sue Baine Posted October 3, 2019 12:14 pm

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. I had the pleasure of working with Roland during his years at LignoTech. Being that I am in Customer Service he would call our department all the time trying to get what it is he wanted and needed for his customer even knowing the answer before he called but thought he would ask anyways. He always looked out for his customers. We will miss his calls and his great sense of humor. He will be missed by many people that he has touched over the years.

  • Julie Stephany Posted October 3, 2019 8:37 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Taff family. I worked with Roland for many years at LignoTech USA. As Customer Service Manager, I had the opportunity to have many discussions with Roland always centered around how to best serve his customers. Roland was wonderful to work with and he had a great spirit. I am so very sorry for your loss.

  • Elaine Erb Posted October 4, 2019 11:23 am

    I never had the pleasure of meeting Roland but was well acquainted with his sister, Judy. It sounds as if he were a wonderful person. I am sorry for his dear family and wish you God’s peace and nearness at this time and in the days ahead.

  • Joe Hartman Posted October 4, 2019 11:45 am

    Sorry to see you go old friend, you always could make me laugh.

  • Hilal Tanboga Posted October 10, 2019 12:35 pm

    So sorry to hear this sad news. Worked with him in Turkey for a few years and have so many good memories. Rest in piece my friend.

    Kim, Nathan and Chris he was a good man and father.


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