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Duane Rossow

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Duane Christian Rossow age 84 of New Hampton died Wednesday, September 2, 2015, at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Friday September 4, 2015 at the United Methodist Church in New Hampton with Pastor Candy Carey presiding. Friends may greet the family an hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be held at the New Hampton City Cemetery with Mark Lamoureux, Jeff Lamoureux, Rick Lamoureux, Adam Lamoureux, Danny Shreve and Philp Wernert serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers will be Bud Drewelow, Roscoe McDonald, Bob Hill, Tom Keating and Jim Boos. Duane Christian Rossow was born December 4, 1930, on the family farm in Greene County, Iowa; the son of Lloyd and Agnes (LeGore) Rossow. He went to school at Lohrville High school and graduated in 1949. After high school he worked various odds and ends jobs before entering the United States Air Force in 1951. He served in Iceland and Korea. After his time in the service he met and married the love of his life, Beverly. The couple married on June 27, 1956 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, IA. The couple then moved to New Hampton where Duane worked for the Department of Transportation for almost 40 years. He was a construction inspector and a survey crew chief for the department. Outside of work, Duane loved to work on old cars, fishing and going hunting. He loved to travel with his wife, taking trips to Yuma Arizona, Florida, California and New Orleans. Duane is survived by one sister, Darlene Ross of Mesa, AZ; along with many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Beverly, in 2008; two brothers, Gerald Rossow and Luther Rossow.

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  1. To my Uncle Duane: I had such a great time the last time I got to visit you in Iowa. I miss going Snipe hunting with you in the Cemetery by your house there. It saddened my heart to hear that you had passed. I only wish I had known so I could have been there. May you, Uncle Luther and Daddy behave for Grandma and Grandpa in heaven. I hope there isn’t a bug room there. Theresa (Rossow) Lusk

  2. Duane was a great man I always loved talking to him when I worked as maintenance at nhnrc and Kensington place he will be missed but not forgotten

  3. Our sympathy to all Duane’s family. Thank you for being a great neighbor on south Broadway. Our children loved you and Bev. God bless you. Jack and Betty


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