Danny E. Rossow, age 78, of Greenwood, WI, passed away at Marshfield Medical Center, in Marshfield, WI, on Tuesday, November 22, 2022 with his family at his side. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Greenwood. Rev. Elizabeth Bier will officiate, and burial will follow in the Greenwood City Cemetery. Pallbearers will be: Carl Rossow, Madison Rossow, JR Black, Brian Johnson, Scott Johnson, Darren Weber and Kyle Friskie. Military rites will be conducted by the Greenwood American Legion Post #238. Visitation will be held at the church, on Thursday, from 10am until time of service.
Danny Edward Rossow was born on June 23, 1944 in Loyal, WI, the son of Edward C. and Lillian I. (Kuester) Rossow. He was raised on the family farm and walked up hill both ways to Maple Crest school before attending Loyal High School for 2 years. Danny finished his last two years at Greenwood High School, graduating in 1963. Danny entered the U.S. Air Force on January 6, 1964 and served a tour in Vietnam before his honorable discharge on October 18, 1967. He then attended the Spartan School of Aeronautics, in Tulsa, OK, graduating on October 24, 1968 as a jet mechanic. He was united in marriage to Nancy G. Dean on November 1, 1968 at Sheridan Road Baptist Church in Tulsa, OK. They moved to Chippewa Falls, WI where he worked at the airport. They moved to Round Lake Beach, IL and Danny worked as a mechanic/ machinist at Sara Lee for 21 years. After the plant closed, he went to work for Hostess for 7 years until retiring in 1998. Danny returned to Greenwood in 1998, where he enjoyed his retirement years.
He was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church, the Owen Free & Accepted Masons Lodge #317 since 1964, and the Greenwood American Legion Post #238.
Danny had many interests, but especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, driving fast cars, tinkering with old stuff, and listening to live Country & Western music. Danny also enjoyed donating his time to The Highground Veterans Memorial Park and Stanley Rodeo for many years.
He is survived by his two children: Cynthia (JR) Black of Edson, WI, Carl (Tracy) Rossow of Willard, WI; 3 grandchildren: Alora Thompson, Madison and Lillyan Rossow; 3 great-grandchildren: Braylynn, Hadley and Harrison; one sister: Peggy (David) Friske of Greenwood; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Danny was preceded in death by his parents; his step-father: Hugh E. Darton; his wife, Nancy, on October 30, 1995; and one sister: Nancy Weber Online condolences may be expressed at www.cuddiefh. com. Cuddie Funeral Home of Greenwood, WI is assisting the family with arrange- ments.