Herman M. Rossbach

Nov. 3, 1930 - Sept. 2, 2009

Herman M. Rossbach of the town of Vernon was born Nov. 3, 1930, in Greenfield, and was born to eternal life Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2009, after a courageous battle with cancer.  

He was the beloved husband of 59 years to Shirley (nee Fredrick); loving father of Gene, Glen, Gail (Bill) Hribar, Geryl (Sue), Bret (Kaylee) and Terry; proud grandpa of Jason Rossbach, Jenelle Rossbach, Tim Rossbach, Jennifer (Jeff) Nickerson, Joleen (Rob) Sawall, Jacquelyn Hribar, Calvin (Jamie) Merath and Kara Rossbach; great-grandfather of  Ashlie, Tony, Cruz, Brenden, Alanna, Madison and Lauren; dear brother of Pete (Delores) Rossbach, Viola (Mike) Kies, Joseph (Katie) Rossbach, Ralland (Betty) Rossbach, Doris (Fayette) Lloyd, Rosemarie Rossbach and Mary (Tom) O’Day; and brother-in-law of Evelyn Fredrick. He is also lovingly survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Peter and Loretta Rossbach.

Herman retired from R. Fredrick Redi-Mix. He enjoyed growing farm produce and selling it at markets and fairs. Herman also enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, playing cards, watching Westerns, country music, PBR and playing video machines.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at Becker Ritter Funeral Home, 14075 W. North Ave., Brookfield, and again on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., followed by a procession to Wisconsin Memorial Park for graveside services.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society or the Diabetes Association would be appreciated.

Becker Ritter Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 782-5330 or visit

(Freeman - Sept. 5, 2009)