Anthony Scott Rossow

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Anthony “Tony” Scott RossowAnthony “Tony” Scott Rossow, age 47, of Redwood Falls passed away on Monday, March 8, 2010 at the Redwood Area Hospital after a courageous battle with brain cancer.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 13, 2010 at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls.

Visitation will be held 4:00-8:00 p.m. Friday, March 12 at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home and will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Burial will be held at a later date.  Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.  The Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Anthony “Tony” Rossow was born July 6, 1962 at William Beaumont General Hospital in El Paso, Texas to PFC Larry and Roxann Rossow.  He was baptized at Asbury Methodist Church in El Paso, and confirmed at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls.  Tony attended Pleasantview Elementary School in Lakefield and graduated from Redwood Falls High School in 1980.  He received accounting and computer programming degrees in Mankato, Minnesota.  Tony married Teresa Marie Kretsch on October 19, 1991 at First United Methodist Church in Redwood Falls.  Tony was employed by Central Bi-Products for 25 years, and was a member of the Sons of the American Legion and the Chamber of Commerce.  Tony enjoyed bowling; he bowled 11 strikes in a row on November 2, 2000.  He loved to spend time at the cabin, spend time with friends, and attend Rossow family reunions.  A few of Tony’s favorite pastimes were golfing, photography and deer hunting.  Tony was always helping others, and the last gift he was able to give was the gift of sight through the donation of his eyes with the Minnesota Lions Eye Bank.

Tony is survived by his wife Teresa Rossow of Redwood Falls; children Nichole of Denver, Colorado and Taylor at home; parents Larry and Roxann Rossow of Redwood Falls; sister Rochelle Ulrich and very special friend Tommy O’Quinn of Summerville, South Carolina; nieces Whitney and Kallie Ulrich; mother-in-law Eloise Kretsch of Redwood Falls; and many other friends and relatives.  He is preceded in death by his father-in-law Barney Kretsch.


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