William “Bill” C. Rossow, 84, of Dix, passed away at 6:20 a.m., Monday, December 14, 2020, at SSM Health Good Samaritan Hospital, in Mt. Vernon.
He was born on January 3, 1936, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of William C., Sr., and Louise R. Rossow. He worked for 45 years, as a mechanic, and then an operator, for Local 150, International Union of Operating Engineers, prior to his retirement.
He dearly loved spending time with his family, and enjoyed Nascar and race cars, heavy equipment, and his cows. He was a member of the Republican National Committee, Moose Lodge 1535- Downers Grove, the National Muzzle Loading Rifle Association, the National Rifle Association, and was a Lifetime Member of Local 150. He was the 1st employee of G.A. Blocker Grading Contractor, Inc..
He is survived by a niece, DaisyJo Sencial, and her children Jacob and Joshua Sencial; nephew, Steve Randa; nephew, Scott Randa and wife JoAnne, and their children Jordan and Allyson Randa; and Beloved Family Ron Frankel, his son Jason Kaduk and wife Becky, and their children Jared, Ashlyn, and Gavin; Randy Frankel and his children Gabe and Abby Frankel; Desiree Grasher, daughter Jennifer Yardley and husband John, and their children Vivian and Silvia, and daughter Nicole Krupp and husband Chris, and their children, Kaylee, Jasey, and an expected baby girl; Dan Frankel and wife Marian, and their daughter Amy; and Arnold Schuchman and daughter Tammy Schuchman-Miller.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and sister, Patricia Kellogg.
Graveside Funeral Services for Mr. Rossow will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, December 18, 2020, at Zion Grove Cemetery, with burial immediately following the service. Attendees are asked to wear masks, and follow social distancing guidelines. Memorial gifts may be made to Amy Frankel, for her continued education, and will be accepted at the service, or by mail to the Osborn Funeral Home, P.O. Box 130, Dix, Illinois 62830. Online condolences may be made at www.osbornfuneral.com, or on the Osborn Funeral Home Facebook page.