March 20, 1946 - March 18, 2021
Roland Lee Bronstad, of North Richland Hills, Texas, beloved husband and father of two, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the age of 74. Roland was born on March 20, 1946, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Esther and Otto (Bobby) Bronstad. He married Carol Lynn Priesmeyer on Dec. 28, 1968, and served in the U.S. Air Force as a T-37 and T-38 pilot, training pilots stateside during the Vietnam War. He had two children, Amanda (Mandy) and Darin. He attended Texas Lutheran College (now Texas Lutheran University) and graduated from the University of Texas, Austin. He was a business executive in the agricultural industries, taking various jobs that moved him to Illinois, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and back to Texas. He retired as a pricing manager from BNSF Railway in Fort Worth. Roland never met a stranger. He loved people. He had a big heart and a welcoming spirit, and he touched the lives of many around him. He was compassionate and kind, delivering meals to the elderly and to the homeless. He was very funny and was quick to laugh at himself. He enjoyed history and travel and got the opportunity to take trips to Italy, Russia, Ireland, Finland, Sweden and Norway, the home of his proud heritage. He loved sports, especially when the University of Texas was playing, and was especially fond of baseball, basketball and football. He was a devoted Christian, active in his church and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and served God through his actions, not just his words. Roland is preceded in death by his parents and his brother, David. He is survived by his wife, Carol; daughter, Amanda (Mandy), her husband, Walton, and grandson, Walton Robert, of Pasadena, California; and son, Darin, his wife, Kathleen, and grandchildren Amelie and Anders, of Weatherford, Texas. Roland’s funeral will take place at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 23, at Calvary Lutheran Church. The service is closed to the public due to COVID-19 precautions, but will be live-streamed on Calvary's YouTube channel and continue to be available at the church’s website at https://godshearthumanhands.org/. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Presbyterian Night Shelter, Meals on Wheels, N.E.E.D. or a charity of choice.
Roland Lee Bronstad, of North Richland Hills, Texas, beloved husband and father of two, passed away on Thursday, March 18, 2021, at the age of 74. Roland was born on March 20, 1946, in Fort Worth, Texas, to Esther and Otto (Bobby) Bronstad.... View Obituary & Service Information
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