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Born: July 13, 1926

Death: November 6, 2012






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Craddock Funeral Home
Ardmore, OK





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Charles W Rossman

    July 13, 1926  -  November 6, 2012
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Graveside funeral services for Charles W. Rossman will be 2:00 PM Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012 at Rose Hill Cemetery. Dr. Alton Fannin will officiate. Funeral services are under the direction of Craddock Funeral Home. Charles was born July 13, 1926 at Osawatomie, KS to Karl Rossman and Pauline Rose Rossman. He died at his home on Nov. 6, 2012 following an extended illness.

Charlie was a veteran of World War II while serving in the United States Navy.
He graduated in 1949 from the University of Kansas School of Engineering and Architecture. He was married to the former Brunhilde Rau Mueller on Jan 19, 1969 at Marietta, Ok. He had been a resident of Ardmore for the past 32 years and was a member of the First Baptist Church. He had been a member of the Masonic Fraternity, Paola, KS for sixty years.

He had a long career in the oil industry beginning as petroleum engineer with Texaco/Chevron. While working for Texaco/Chevron they sent him to Indonesia as general manager for Caltex Pacific, Indonesia. He retired from Caltex in 1981. While living in Indonesia he was active in his church, sometimes filling in as lay minister. He loved music and enjoyed playing the piano. Upon his retirement he became a consultant for various oil companies, including British Petroleum in London, Prudhoe, AK, North Sea, Venezuela and five years in Kuwait working with Kuwait Oil Co.

He is survived by his wife, Brunhilde, of the home, One Daughter, Carolyn Featherston and husband Gary, Ardmore, Five Sons, Donald Rossman and wife Judy, Tulsa, Richard Rossman and wife Kathy, Tallahassee, FL, Jeffrey Mueller and wife Linda, Keller, TX, Quinn Mueller and wife Michele, Ardmore and Michael Mueller, Ardmore. A Brother, Richard Rossman and wife Betty, Olathe, KS, a niece, Anne McCort and husband Bill, Olathe, KS, 10 Grandchildren, Stephanie, Kris, Taylor and Conner Rossman, Britton Mueller, Joshua Allbaugh, Bryan Featherston, Olivia, Natalie and Charles Mueller and four Great Grandchildren.

Memorials may be made to Cross Timbers Hospice, 207 “C” Street NW, Ardmore, OK 73401.