Vincent Rossiter Jr.

HARTINGTON — Vincent Rossiter Jr., 82, Hartington, died on Dec. 27, 2018, at the Hartington Care and Rehabilitation Center.

A public visitation and Vigil service were Jan. 2 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.

Private family Funeral services were Jan. 3 at the Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington.

Burial was at St. Michael’s Cemetery, Hartington.

Pallbearers were Casey Rossiter, Nathan Simpson, David Weddingfeld, James Weddingfeld, John Weddingfeld, Matt Weddingfeld and Ray Weddingfeld.

Vincent Emmett Rossiter Jr. was born April 22, 1936, in Omaha, to Vincent Emmett and Rhea (Schmiedeskamp) Rossiter Sr. He grew up in Hartington and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1954. V.E. went to the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and then graduated from the University of Nebraska in 1958. He served in the U.S. Army. Upon his honorable discharge, he worked for various banks in Nebraska and Colorado before landing a job at the Federal Reserve Bank in Denver. While at the Federal Reserve Bank, he met Joyce Mathies. They were married April 4, 1969, in Las Vegas, Nev. He then joined his father at the Bank of Hartington before accepting a position with a bank in Pueblo, Colo. V.E. and Joyce returned to Hartington in 1978, where V.E. served as President of the Bank of Hartington. Upon leaving his position at the Bank of Hartington, V.E. worked at a bank in Gurnsey, Wyo. When he “retired,” he worked at HTI and Kelly Inn in Yankton.

V.E. held offices in the Nebraska Independent Bankers Association, was a former Holy Trinity Parish Council member and a member of the Hartington Chamber of Commerce. He served as president of the Library Board Foundation, and was also on the Hartington Airport Board for several years and served as Chairman of the Northeast Nebraska United Way.

V.E. is survived by his wife, Joyce, Hartington; three children and spouses, Mickie and Chris Mueller, Norfolk; Sheila and Jeff Olsen, Hartington; and Trey Rossiter, Colorado; 10 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol and Steve Sturek, Georgia, and Mary Beth Rossiter, Georgia; and brother, Max, and wife, Roberta Rossiter, California.

V.E. was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Greta Frantz and Phyllis Schrempp; brother, Don Rossiter; and grandson, Jordan Rossiter.

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