Roland “Rock and Roland” Thurow Smith, age 50, passed away unexpectedly on December 27th, 2021.
He was born on April 16th, 1971 in Black River Falls, WI. The son of Donald and Bette Lou (Huffman) Smith. Roland attended Black River Falls High School.
Roland worked various jobs throughout his life including working at Ashley Furniture and Leeson. His favorite job was working at the cranberry marsh for Farmland Management for the last 8+ years before his “early retirement” in 2019.
Roland enjoyed fishing, concerts, and loud music. And most of all he enjoyed spending time with his friends and family. He loved his Deerview family.
Surviving Roland include his wife, Tiyada of Neillsville; brother Don (Dawn Steinert) Smith of Black River Falls; step daughter Kaili Berg (Nick Kriesel) of Melrose; grandchildren Jadon and Bennett Severson; niece Krysten Kelly; nephew Corey Sprinkle of Black River Falls; and his “other children” that were dear to his heart.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son Jacob Severson, and his nephew Jimmy Fitzpatrick.
Funeral services for Roland will be held Monday, January 3rd 2022 at 12:00 PM at the Buswell Funeral Home. Reverend Terry Marg will officiate. Family and friends are invited for visitation at 10:00 AM until time of services.
The Buswell Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements, 106 S. 2nd St. Black River Falls, WI 54615 (715-284-4321).

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