Mark William Rolen, Sr.

Mark William Rolen was born on July 20, 1957, in Lincoln Park, Michigan. He was one of three children born from the union of David Rolen and Dorothy (Atherton) Rolen.

For more than forty years, Mark, provided for himself as a talented and passionate barber.  Skilled in his profession, Mark, taught others his craft at a local college while living in Florida. A gifted conversationalist, he kept his stylist chair full at various employers to hone his skills. When he was not cutting hair, Mark, was the familiar and easily recognizable voice of the public address announcer at Cypress Gardens near Winter Haven, Florida.

Mark was also a talented musician. On occasion, he could be heard strumming the strings of his guitar, often jamming out songs of his favorite artist, Detroit’s very own, Bob Seger.

A sports enthusiast, Mark, was proud of his hometown teams but especially cheered on his Detroit Tigers baseball team any time they were televised.

Mark William Rolen, Sr., age 64 of Detroit, passed away unexpectedly at home on January 2, 2022. His passing was preceded by his parents.

To cherish his memory, he leaves his son: Mark William Rolen, Jr., two stepdaughters: Heide and Natalee; six grandchildren: Luke, Rachel, Shawn, Steven, Gavin, and Savannah; one sister: Diann (the late Harvey); one brother: Jeff; three nephews: Harvey, Jeffery, and John; and two nieces: Holly and Heidi.

Private services have been held and no public services are planned. His care was entrusted to Merkle Funeral Service, North Monroe; 2442 North Monroe Street, Monroe, Michigan 48162 (734) 384-5185 and cremation has taken place through Covenant Cremation of Erie.

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