Obit: Rossman, Fred A. (1862 - 1948)

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----Source: CLARK COUNTY PRESS (Neillsville, Clark County, Wis.) 08/28/1948

Rossman, Fred A. Sr. (1862 - 24 OCT 1948)

Fred A. Rossman, Sr., 86, died Sunday, Oct. 24, 1948, in his Neillsville, Clark County, Wis. apartment. Funeral arrangements were made for Tuesday at 2:00 o'clock in the Georgas Funeral Home. Burial took place in the Neillsville City Cemetery.

Mr. Rossman was born in Plymouth, Wis., in 1862. He came to Clark County with his parents when he was eight, and was educated in rural schools. His family lived in Neillsville for a time, and then in Loyal. Mr. Rossman returned to Neillsville in 1880, the same year that he married Miss Caroline Kuntz of Marshfield. He worked for awhile for Herman Yankee, doing delivery work. He joined the Neillsville city police force in 1924, worked as a policeman for five years and as chief for 15 years, retiring from active duty in 1944.

He was a member of the Odd Fellows for 21 years, and was also a member of the Moose Lodge.

His wife died in May 1945. He is survived by nine children: Fred A. Jr. of Altoona; Oscar of California; Mr. William (Alta) Shumway of Beloit; Mrs. Milton (Nina) Holdal of Kalispell, Mont.; Ernest of Havre, Mont.; Mrs. Melvin (Katie) Nelson of Orfordville; ; Mrs. Kelley (Berdine) Amato of Berwin, Ill.; Donald of Seattle, Wash.; and Floyd of Neillsville.

Three sons, Leo, Irving and Harry, predeceased him, as did his four brothers and two sisters. Twenty-five grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren survive him.



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