John H. Rossmeissl

John H. Rossmeissl

MADISON-John H. Rossmeissl, age 91, of Madison, passed away on Tuesday, Jan. 9, 2018 at Agrace HospiceCare.

He was born on June 9, 1926, in Appleton, the son of Edmund and Helen Rossmeissl. John attended St. Joseph grade school, Appleton West High School and later graduated from Marquette University. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the U.S. Army in Italy.

John was married to Anne Kalhagen in 1964, at St. Patrick’s Church in Madison. He was employed as a supervisor in the Department of Housing at UW-Madison for 24 years. John retired in 1988, and he and Anne moved to Florida. In 2002, they moved back to Madison.

John was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, treasurer for The Knights of Columbus Council No. 4527, and an active volunteer for St. Vincent De Paul.

John enjoyed playing golf, cards, and watching football, basketball and all sports.

John is survived by his wife, Anne; step-daughter, Linda St. Pierre of Middleton; grandchildren, Jennifer (Charles) Weber of Madison and Michael (Stephanie) St. Pierre of Holman; great-grandchildren, James and Isabelle St. Pierre of Holman; sister-in-law, Anita Schlichenmaier of Orlando, Fla.; niece, Mary (Mark) Keller of Appleton; nephews, Steve (Wendie) Rossmeissl of Sussex, Tom (Jo Carroll) Rossmeissl of Appleton and Peter Rossmeissl of Madison. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Robert (Charlotte) Rossmeissl and Thomas Rossmeissl.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at OUR LADY QUEEN OF PEACE CATHOLIC CHURCH, 401 South Owen Drive, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, with Monsignor Kenneth Fiedler presiding. A luncheon will immediately follow the Mass at church. Burial will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the Mass on Wednesday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, Agrace HospiceCare or UW Carbone Cancer Center.

The family would like to thank the staff at Agrace HospiceCare, and to Dr. Lisa Grant for the tender loving care given to John. He was a gentle, loving husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. John will be dearly missed by his family and many friends.