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George E Rosness

February 14, 1922 — June 23, 2017

George Rosness went to God after suffering an acute brain hemorrhage on June 9, 2017 and died 15 days later. Born February 14, 1922, he was 95 years old.

George was predeceased by his wife of 42 years Marie, his son Marty, infant daughter Mary Grace, and his parents.

He is survived by his two daughters Trish and Beth, grandson Eric, granddaughter Melissa and great grandson Matthew.

George grew up in Bozeman, MT. the only child of Grace & Henry.

After graduating from Montana State University with a degree in Mechanical Engineering, he moved to Seattle to work for Pan Am on a project for the Navy. Ultimately, he was commissioned in the Navy and taught airplane engine mechanics to pilots in Pensacola, FL during WWII.

After the Navy, in February of 1947, he began his new job at Western Electric in Chicago as an engineer.

While in Chicago, he met the love of his life Marie in church and they married shortly thereafter. They moved into Marie's home in Oak Park, IL, where they had four children.

In 1958, George accepted a new position with Western Electric in Omaha where he remained until his retirement in 1984.

George was an active member of Christ the King Catholic Church serving in the Knights of Columbus, as a Eucharistic Minister, organizer of lectors and a member Knights and Ladies of the Holy Sepulcher. In 2015, he received the Regnum Dei Award in recognition of his outstanding contributions to the Catholic Church.

Above all, he was a loving and supportive husband and father.


Funeral Service Wednesday, 10:00am at Christ the King Catholic Church with entombment in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.


Visitation with the family begins Tuesday, after 5:00pm at the 72nd Street Chapel with a wake service at 7:00pm. The Nocturnal Adoration Group will offer a rosary a 4:30pm.

In lieu of flowers contributions may be made in memory of George to: Soaring Eagle, A Public Charity, P.O. Box 879, Billings, MT 59103

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