Rod Rossey


Rodney Allen Rossey

November 7, 1951 - December 27, 2017


Rodney Allen Rossey, 66, of Wooster, died peacefully on Wednesday, Dec. 27, 2017 at Akron City Hospital after a brief illness.

Rod was born Nov. 7, 1951 in Elkins, W.Va. to the late Zane and Helen (Poling) Rossey and was a 1970 graduate of Norwayne High School.  On July 21, 1972 he married the girl next door, Diane Marie Fetzer and she survives.  He retired from Rexroth after 33 years of service and was a member of the U.A. W. Local Retirees #1239 where he served as vice chair and for a brief time as chair of the Local Retirees.  Rod enjoyed spending time at the cabin at the “Ohio Camp” in Pennsylvania and family trips to the beach.  He loved sitting on his front porch watching the birds but his greatest joy came from being with his grandkids.

Surviving are his wife, Diane; his children, Jill Campbell of Fredericksburg, Tim (Barbara) Rossey of Wooster and Ann Rossey of Fredericksburg; his grandchildren, Brittany Campbell, Kaitlyn Campbell, Brianna (Anthony) Slota, Savannah Sheppard, Mackenzie Rossey, Zane Rossey and Izzabella Rossey; his sister, Vickie (Paul) McFadden of Stanley NC; and nephew and nieces, Curtis McFadden, April (John) Spencer and their daughter, Saylor and Kelly McFadden and her daughter Hailey.

He was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister, Kathy Ann.

Friends may call Friday, Dec. 29th from 3-7 p.m. at Murray Funeral Home in Creston.  A family service and interment will be held later at Jackson Cemetery.  Tributes may be shared at  Memorial contributions may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care of Summa Health, 525 E. Market St., PO Box 2090, Akron, OH 44309.

To leave an expression of sympathy for the family, please send through the Message Board on the left 

Name: Justine Sherwood

Fond memories of Rod:
His thoughtfulness
His neighborliness
His generosity
His acceptance
His laugh
His stories
His birds
His sweet cigar smoke aroma wafting over to our house in the wee hours (if I was up, I'd smile knowing Rod was out watching over the neighborhood)
His love of our dogs
His love of family & friends.
We'll miss you, Rod ?
Justine & Connie


Name: Karen (Finger) Klump

Diane and family, I grew up across the street from the Rosseys. Don and Mary Fetzer were just across the street too. Wonderful people very kind to me. I remember playing cards at the Rossey home. I remember Mary sewing, cooking, and helping me with my baby. The memories are precious. I offer my deepest sympathy and love to you Diane and your entire family.  


Name: Mary Plogger Bretz

Diane and family: So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. 


Name: Dan & Betty Merckle

Just wanted to say we will miss a good man. Miss his phone calls.Prays for the family.


Name: Roger Jackson

Diane and family,            

I am so sorry to hear of Rods death it was a great shock. Rod and I go back a long way. He was a very good friend and will be greatly missed. If there is anything you or the family needs please don't hesitate to ask.      Always Roger and Carolyn Jackson 



Name: Dick & Maureen Cannon & Family

Dear Diane and Family - Our condolences are with you all during this difficult time. Be assured of our prayers for your family and may your beloved husband and father rest in peace. 



Name: Barbara Beinbrink

Deepest Sympathy. Rod's presence will be missed but never forgotten. Memories last a lifetime. You have one more Guardian Angel watching over you.  With Much Love, Barb 


Name: Edna Gallion

To the Rossey family,
Rod will be greatly missed. We had some fun times during his physical therapy appointments. I truly enjoyed getting to know him and  your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.



Name: Steve Kaser

I've known Rod for 40+ years. I have a million "Rossey" stories.
My heart and prayers go out to the family.
Rest in peace my friend.


Name: Edna Gallion

Deceased Name: Rodney Rossey
Email message:: To the Rossey family,

Rod will be greatly missed. We had some fun times during his physical therapy appointments. I truly enjoyed getting to know him and  your family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.








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