Dr. Roland Ahlbrand


Dr. Roland C. Ahlbrand, 92, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2022, in Ft. Myers, FL. He was born in New Albany, IN on December 6, 1930, to the Reverend Carl and Alma Ahlbrand. Roland (Bud) grew up in Kokomo, IN and graduated from Kokomo High School as valedictorian in 1948, and attended Indiana University, where he received an MD degree in 1955. He married the love of his life, Marilyn Weber in 1954.

He was drafted by the United States Army, and completed his residency in Ft. Benning, GA, where he specialized in pediatrics. He was assigned overseas to the 20th Station Hospital in Nurnberg, Germany. He and his young family returned, and settled in Ft. Wayne, IN, where he started a general medical practice for the next 20 years. He was elected Coroner of Allen County and remained in that office for 16 years. He pioneered an emergency room practice at Parkview Memorial Hospital, became a host for an ABC-syndicated television feature called “Medical Moment,” and ended his career in corporate medicine, appointed as Medical Director of General Telephone nationwide.

In 1995, he and Marilyn retired to Florida and spent their remaining years together in Bonita Springs, FL.

Bud was devoted to his family, friends and the Lord. He was a history buff, an avid gardener, fisherman, 19th-century stamp collector and duplicate bridge player, achieving his Diamond Life Master. Most of all, he loved watching Indiana University basketball.

Bud was preceded in death by his son, Mark W. Ahlbrand in 2013, and his wife Marilyn, after 60 years of marriage in 2014. He is survived by his daughters Linda Keller (David) and Lisa Twadell (David), 7 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

A service will be held on January 8th at 2 pm at Faith Lutheran Church in Naples, FL.

A visitation will take place from 1-2PM, Tuesday, January 10, at Voss &Sons Funeral Service, 316 N. Chestnut Street, Seymour. A graveside service will follow at 2:30PM at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Seymour.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to help wounded veterans at woundedwarriorproject.org or food for the poor at foodforthepoor.org.

You are invited to read Dr. Ahlbrand’s online obituary at www.vossfuneralservice.com, where you may sign the online register book or leave a condolence for the family.