Marshall, IL Roland Dahnke, age 80, of Marshall, IL passed away at home surrounded by his loving wife of 57 years Janet, sons Douglas (Yvonne) and Gregory (Lisa). Roland was born on May 9th, 1938 in Sigel, IL to Richard and Helen (Alwardt) Dahnke. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Mattoon, IL. He was a grain and Livestock Farmer in Assumption, IL and was employed by Caterpillar for 25 years, beginning as a welder moving to Supervisor in Welding. Prior to retiring in 2001 he moved into the proved design department. Roland graduated from Steward-Strasburg High School in 1956. He married Janet Sue Artze on January 15, 1961 in Decatur, IL. He enjoyed wood working and fishing bass tournaments with his sons. He is survived by his wife, Janet, Sons Douglas (Yvonne) Dahnke of Martinsville, IL. Gregory (Lisa)Dahnke of Fairfield, OH. 5 Grandchildren Trenton (Kalee) Dahnke, Heidi (Eugene) Miller, Ryan (Jeni) Dahnke, Jessica Dahnke, Callisa (David) Waddle. 8 Great Grandchildren, Cooper, Tucker, and Brooke Dahnke, Kendall Miller, Izabelle, Myla, and Ryla Dahnke, David Elijah Waddle, one brother Gilbert (Judy) Dahnke of Summerfield, FL., one sister Darlene (Bobby) Shanks of Evansville, IN., Sister-in-laws Sharon Dahnke and Carol Andricks. He was preceded in death by his parents, granddaughter Kaleena Marie Dahnke, and brother Reuben Dahnke Funeral Services will be held at the Martinsville Bible Church at 1:00 PM Thursday December 6, 2018 with Rev Dave Wilson Officiating. Burial will follow in the Clarksville Cemetery in Martinsville, IL. Visitation will be from 11:00 AM until Service time at the Church. Memorials Contributions may be made to St John’s Lutheran Church in Mattoon, IL. Online condolences may be expressed at pearcefuneralservices.com The family would like to thank their special friend Susan for assisting with home health care as well as Lincolnland Hospice.