Letters: Vik was a true public servant
Vik was a true public servant I recently attended a memorial service for Roland Vik. I could not let his passing go without writing this letter to the citizens of Hubbard County. I first met Roland Vik in early 1970 when I opened a law office in ...
Vik was a true
I recently attended a memorial service for Roland Vik. I could not let his passing go without writing this letter to the citizens of Hubbard County.
I first met Roland Vik in early 1970 when I opened a law office in Park Rapids and I continued to work with him in his capacity of county treasurer and auditor until he retired in 1994. Roland was truly an outstanding citizen as well as a most valuable and trusted employee of Hubbard County.
I cannot think of a time when I served as county attorney (eight years), private practitioner (20 years) or as District Court judge (15 years plus) that Roland was not available to assist me when the need arose. He was extremely knowledgeable and capable as well as being very friendly and cooperative at all times.
He never once tried to avoid spending the extra time and effort it may have taken to assist me and the citizens of Hubbard County no matter how difficult or time consuming the issue was.
He always put the citizens of Hubbard County foremost in the many decisions he was called up on to decide regardless of the situation. To say that Roland knew his duty was to serve would be the understatement of the year.
I think Roland Vik lived the Boy Scout oath. Without a doubt, he exercised total integrity and great resourcefulness and honesty in fulfilling his duties as a county employee and as a citizen of our community. Roland was totally dedicated to his job.
In closing, let me say I cannot think of another person who served the public and kept the public trust without fail as well as Roland Vik. I will miss his counsel, his advice and his friendly demeanor. I will always remember him.
May God bless his soul.
Jay D. Mondry
District Court Judge (retired) Park Rapids