(WLNS) – After spending more than 30 years as president and CEO and 45 years on the board at Dart Bank, Rollin Bashford Dart, 90 passed away overnight Wednesday, according to the current bank president.
Dart, whose father and grandfather founded the bank, had been in ill health for the past few months.
Rollin B. Dart’s family has a long history in Ingham County. According to the bank’s website, Dart Bank opened to the public back on April 25, 1925 by Rollin B. Dart’s grandfather, Rollin Charles Dart and father, Doc Campbell Dart. Rollin B. Dart was born later that year.
All three have spent many years with the bank. From 1925 until his death in 1943, Rollin C. Dart served as the bank’s president. After his death, Doc Campbell Dart became president and CEO until he died in 1960.
The bank’s website says that on January 15, 1962, Rollin B. Dart left his insurance business and became Dart Bank’s CEO and chairman. He later became president of the bank in 1964. After serving as the bank’s CEO for 37 and a half years, Dart stepped down in 1999. He retired from the board in 2007.
While Rollin B. Dart served as the bank’s CEO, Dart Bank grew from about $8 million to more than $179 million.
But that didn’t end his association or his employment with the bank. Dart spent much of his time at the Mason and Delhi locations serving as chairman emeritus community relations officer. And current bank president Peter Kubacki says Dart still showed up weekly until just a few weeks ago.
Funeral arrangements have not been announced at this time.