Donald Roser, 90

Donald G. Roser, 90, of Wabash, died at 6:43 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019, at his home. 

He was born Sept. 13, 1929, in Wabash County, to Philip and Emma (Stouffer) Roser.

Don was a 1949 graduate of Chippewa High School and served in the Army Corps of Engineers during the Korean Conflict.

He married Lois Jane Biehl in Urbana, on Nov. 27, 1953.

He was a lifelong farmer. Don was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, where he was a former deacon, elder, treasurer, and member of the building committee. Don was active in the community serving on the Beacon Credit Union Board of Directors 1991-2009, the Wabash County Fair Board for many years, Wabash Board of Zoning Appeals 1993-2016, Federal Land Bank Board of Directors, member of Dairy Herd Improvement Association, and a former Lagro Lions Club member. He loved the time he spent with his wife of 65 years working on and enjoying the farm and the trips they took. He was proud of his children and their accomplishments. He and his sons spent many years farming together. He delighted in the antics of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren and attended many of their events. Don had a fondness for his antique Farmall tractors and Model A Ford. He enjoyed his morning coffee time with the regulars at Bozarth's Country Store discussing the problems of the world and gently harassing each other. He will be greatly missed by his family.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Jane Roser of Wabash, four children, Teresa Lynn (Terrill) Brown of Pierceton, Tony G.  (Roxy) Roser of Lagro, Terry D. (Cheryl) Roser and Troy P. Roser, both of Wabash, eight grandchildren, Jama (Jay) Salge of Lima, Ohio, Brice Brown of Pierceton, Tiffany (Rex) Reimer of North Manchester, Amelia Roser of LaFontaine, Corey Roser of Wabash, Drew Roser of Valparaiso, Tyler Roser and Trista Roser, both of Wabash,  three great-grandchildren, Lucas and Gavin Salge, both of Lima, and Paisley Reimer of North Manchester, brother and sisters, Betty McKillip, Peggy Riggs, Mary Alice (Fred) Reed, Marcella (Tom) Houlihan, Shirley Atkinson, and Carolyn (Don) Everest, all of Wabash, and Robert Roser of Lebanon, Mo .  He was preceded in death by his parents, grandson, Ethan Brown, three brothers and six sisters.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, Oct. 14, 2019, at Zion Lutheran Church, 173 Hale Drive, with Pastor Jerry A. Gauthier II officiating.  Burial will be in Memorial Lawns Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 2-6 pm Sunday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash.

Preferred memorial is Zion Lutheran Church or Wabash County Cancer Society.

The memorial guest book for Don may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Oct 11