Lewis Anthony Rosser

October 30th, 1939January 2nd, 2016

Lewis “Butch” Anthony Rosser passed away Saturday, January 2, 2016, at Centennial Hills Hospital, in Las Vegas, Nevada, following a stroke.  Mr. Rosser was a successful businessman in the grocery industry since 1962, from which he retired in 1999.  He was 76 years old.

Born October 30, 1939, in Louisville, Colorado, the fifth child of Lewis Daniel Rosser and Catherine (Dionigi) Rosser, he married Margo Steele February 2, 1962.  She would remain his loving soulmate for the next 53 years of his life.  His widow Margo survives along with his sister JoDell Polluconi of Aurora, CO.

Butch, as they called him, was raised in Louisville and attended St. Louis Catholic (Elementary) School.  He excelled in athletics, lettering in football, basketball, and track, at Louisville High School graduating in 1957.  He was especially proud of being a part of the Louisville High School Pirates football team when they won the State Championship in 1956.  Following high school graduation, he earned a football scholarship and attended the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley and spent a year working in Seattle, WA, for the Boeing Corporation before returning to Boulder.

After Lewis married Margo in 1962, Mr. Rosser began a successful career in sales with Frito-Lay, Inc. in Boulder, CO.  In 1974, He was promoted to district sales manager and transferred to Colorado Springs, CO, and in 1977 transferred to Milwaukee, WI, continuing his career in sales management and distribution operations with Frito-Lay.  He wrapped up his sales career in the grocery industry by consulting for Geiser’s and Jays Potato Chips, in the Milwaukee area in the 1990’s.  Following his retirement, Lewis and Margo moved to Las Vegas and spent their summers traveling and visiting their family in the Midwest and Colorado.

While living in Boulder and Colorado Springs, Lewis enjoyed giving back to the sport he loved by refereeing high school and college football games throughout Colorado.  In addition, he was always in attendance at his beloved Denver Broncos home games from the very first day he became one of the franchise’s original season ticket holders.  While living in Wisconsin, he did become a bit of a Green Bay Packers fan, but whenever Denver and Green Bay met on the gridiron, he would always cheer for his Broncos.

Throughout his life, Lewis enjoyed fishing for trout in any stream or lake he could find along his travels. He also enjoyed listening to country music, seeing the breathtaking beauty of the mountains, watching beautiful sunrises and sunsets, and listening to the soothing sounds of a warm thunderstorm and rainfall.

Lewis and Margo’s marriage of over 50 years was blessed with five children, all of whom survive:  Lewis (Karen) Rosser, Ames, IA; Lucinda Rosser, Siren, WI; Lance (Babette) Rosser, Wauwatosa, WI; Lannette (Daryl) Brockman, Shorewood, WI; and Lyndon (Darlene) Rosser, Zeeland, MI.  Also, later in his life, Lewis was fortunate to get to know his daughter from a previous relationship, Kay (Keith) Hazlett, Fort Garland, CO.

In addition, Lewis was blessed with the following grandchildren: Lauren, Morgan, and Lewis A. Rosser, II (Tony); Brianna and Catrinna Sundeen; Arionne (Cole) Bemis; Kyle and Sophia Rosser; Ian, Ethan, Chloe, Aidan, and Addison Brockman; Brittney (Tim) DeHerrera; Tiffany (Andy) Hawkins, and the following great-grandchildren: Kane, Blade, Tylee, and Taycee DeHerrera; Austin, Kadie, and Kyla Hawkins.

Lewis was preceded in death by his siblings Gerald (Jerry) Rosser, Casey Muenster, Betty (Lombardi) Martella, and his parents.

 

 

Services

Visitation: 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. Monday, January 18, 2016, at Sacred Heart of Mary Parish, 6739 S. Boulder Road, Boulder, CO.

Funeral Mass: 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 19, 2016, Sacred Heart of Mary Parish, 6739 S. Boulder Road, Boulder, CO.  Burial will follow the mass at Louisville Cemetery and guests are welcome to gather with us at the Tri-City Elks Lodge #2541, 525 Main Street, Louisville, CO to share fellowship, a meal, and memories.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Abbey of St. Walburga, 1029 Benedictine Way, Virginia Dale, CO 80536.

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