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Rovell R. "Dutch" Heslet

d. January 15, 2024

Rossville

Dutch Heslet, 73, passed away Monday, January 15, 2024, at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka.

Dutch was born in Salina on July 25, 1950, the son of Elmer R. and Norma Meier Heslet.  He was raised in the Rossville community and graduated from Rossville High School.  Following graduation, Dutch worked at Rossville Grain Elevator and many years at Jeffrey Energy Center before owning and operating Heslet trucking.  Dutch proudly served in the United States Navy.

He was a member of Jimmie Lillard Post No. 31 of the American Legion in Rossville and was an avid hunter in Wyoming, Kansas, and Alaska. He loved hunting with his son and granddaughters.

Dutch married Linda Tholl. They later divorced.  To this union, a son Chad was born.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Darrel Heslet.

Survivors include his son, Chad (Darcy) Heslet; brothers, Bert (Paula), Howard (Laura)  and William (Bert) Heslet; his sister Rosa (Gene) Lytle; two granddaughters and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Funeral Services will be at 2:00 P.M. Monday, January 22, 2024 at the Rossville United Methodist Church.  Burial with military honors will be in the Rossville Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 3:00 until 5:00 P.M. Sunday, January 21, 2024 at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys.  Memorial contributions may be made in Dutch's name for his Granddaughter's College Educational Fund and sent in care of Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys, Kansas 66536.

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Visitation

Sunday, January 21, 2024

3:00 - 5:00 pm (Central time)

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Funeral Service

Monday, January 22, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Rossville United Methodist Church

411 Pearl St, Rossville, KS 66533

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Burial

Monday, January 22, 2024

Starts at 3:00 pm (Central time)

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