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The Kansan - Newton, KS
  • Obituary: Ross W. Van Rossun

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  • Ross W. Van Rossun, 89, died on Thursday (Oct. 25, 2012) at Kansas Christian Home in Newton. He was born on Dec. 5, 1922, in Burrton to Fred and Vitline (LaGreee) Van Rossun. On June 26, 1949, he married Elda Van Rossun in Goessel, and she preceded him in death on Feb. 14, 1987. He married Doris Bean Van Rossun on May 15, 1988, in Newton, and she survives. In addition to many local businesses, Ross worked for American Coach and the City of Newton prior to his retirement. He was a longtime active member of First Christian Church in Newton, where he served as a deacon and elder emeritus. He is survived by his wife, Doris of North Newton; sons, Rick Van Rossun of Walton, Delbert Van Rossun of Temple, Texas, and Gerald Van Rossun of Zephyrhills, Fla.; daughters, Diane Burdick of Bossier City, La., and Carol Ann Scroggie of Belleview, Fla.; stepdaughters, Phyllis Lee Hirst of Shell Knob, Mo., Margaret Waggoner of McPherson, Janet Stoecklein of Hutchinson, and Carol Jean Heathwaite of Austin, Ark. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife; three sisters, Norene Martin, Veda Slaven and Delight Angle; and a brother, Clifford Van Rossun. Funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Monday (Oct. 29, 2012) at First Christian Church in Newton, with the Rev. Gary Bell officiating. Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Petersen Funeral Home in Newton, with the family receiving friends from 2 to 4 p.m. Burial will be in the Greenwood Cemetery, Newton. Memorials may be left with First Christian Church, Harry Hynes Memorial Hospice or Kansas Christian Home, in care of Petersen Funeral Home. 

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