In Loving Memory

Donald H. Rossman
10/8/1924 - 5/17/2012

Donald H. Rossman, age 87, of Knox, died early Thursday morning, May 17, 2012 at home after being stricken with a sudden illness.

Born October 8, 1924 in Salem Township, Clarion County, he was a son of the late Harry and Mabel Cotherman Rossman.

He was a United States Army veteran, serving during WW II and was retired from Knox Glass.

On May 23, 1947, Don married the former Neva Louise Ziegler. Don and Neva would have celebrated 64 years of marriage this coming Thursday.

He attended the Bethany Evangelical Church, was a member of the DeHart-Rossman-Wenner American Legion Post #997 of Lamartine and a member of the National Rifle Association.

Don enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and horses.

Survivors include his wife, Neva; one son, Ronald S. Rossman of Knox; three daughters: Ruth Bechtel and her husband, Donald, of Emlenton; Barbara I. Rossman of Knox and Donna L. Freebourn and her husband, Phillip, of Austin, Texas; nine grandchildren: Matthew Mason, Michelle Alexander, Travis Rossman, Heather Rossman, Jonathon Rossman and Christopher, David, Sarah and Shannon Freebourn; two great grandchildren: Kyle Alexander and Isabella Mason and one sister, Velma Meals of Emlenton.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his grandson, Barry Mason; a brother, Dale and a sister, Verla.

Friends will be received from Noon – 2 and 6 -8 p.m. Sunday, May 20, 2012 at the William N. Rupert Mortuary, Inc., 430 Mendenhall Avenue, Knox.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, May 21, 2012 in the funeral home with the Reverend Chris Lewis officiating.

Military honors will be accorded by the DeHart-Rossman-Wenner American Legion Post #997 of Lamartine at the start of the service on Monday.

Interment will follow in the Knox Union Cemetery in Knox.

Online condolences may be sent to Don’s family at www.rupertfuneralhomes.com

Online Condolences

From:  bonnie allio schulz   clarion pa

Relationship:  cousin

sorry for your loss i am bonnie allio schulz my grandmother ws hattie cotherman lavan i knew don's mother mabel she kept me updated on the family tree as you can see i write family history on my family and that includes your family anything that you can do to help me i will thank you in advance you can rech me at quentin1996@comcast.net or 814=226=5738 or 204 west main st apt 207 clarion pa 16214 thanks again ypur cousin bonnie

Sent:  5/19/2012

From:  Larry and Mary Anna Truitt   Lamartine Pa.

Relationship:  friends and neighbors

Dear folks, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please accept our most sincere condolences in this difficult time of goodbyes.Remembering all of our times together so fondly. We send our sympathy to all of you . Larry and Mary Anna

Sent:  5/19/2012

From:  merle sheffer   winona lake indiana

Relationship:  Neva's cousin

Hi! Yes, it's been a long time since we have seen any of your family. We moved to Indiana several years ago and live in a fine Christian retirement village. And like the rest of you we are getting older. Have been in touch with brother Norm and cousin Eva Miller. Sad to hear of Don's passing but glad to know he was ready to meet the Lord. We have a great granddaughter named NEVA who lives in Pa. So the name continues on. Keep trusting the Lord for strength. Love, Cousin Merle Sheffer and Pat.

Sent:  5/19/2012

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