Kenneth “Kenny” Rosman

Saturday, July 23, 2022
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Long time Utica farmer and rancher, Kenneth “Kenny” Rosman died on July 18, 2022, at the age of 91 in Lewistown.

Kenny was born at the Moore Hospital on May 16, 1931. He joined his older brother, Clare and his parents, Anton “Tony” and Leticia “Belle” Rosman. The family lived on the ranch south of Utica where they raised sheep, cattle, and farmed hay and grain. Kenny attended the Utica Country School and graduated from the Hobson High School in 1949. He attended two years at Rocky Mountain College in Billings. In his early 20s he participated in the building of the Utica Clubhouse. He enlisted and served in the Air Force from 1952-1956 where he was stationed in Japan for 18 months during the Korean War. Kenny was an airline crew chief and joined in on flights to the Philippines and Korea. After his discharge, Kenny worked various jobs including working for the Anaconda Smelter in Great Falls and farming for Bob Wigen southwest of Hobson.

In October 1956 Kenny met Mae Garneau at the Windham Dance Hall. They were married on July 24, 1957, at the St. Louis Catholic Church in Flaxville, Mont. Ken and Mae first lived on Bob Wigen’s place and then moved to the Rosman Ranch south of Utica where they raised one son and two daughters. He was a successful farmer and rancher and worked with his father and brother until their passing. He was a mentor to his son and passed his skills on to him. After his wife of 64 years passed, he moved into Caslen Assisted Living in Lewistown. Ken valued the new and old relationships shared at Caslen. He enjoyed the many visits and phone calls he received from family and friends. He was able to celebrate the birth of his great-grandson, Logan, on June 16, 2022.

Kenny was active in the community. He was a member of the Utica Rod and Gun Club, the American Legion Post #76 and the Eagles Club in Lewistown. He was a school bus driver for the Hobson Public School. He took pride driving the sports bus and being a scorekeeper for the teams. He served on the Hobson School Board and the Hobson Fire Department. Kenny and Mae enjoyed the years traveling and visiting relatives and friends.

Kenneth is preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Mae (Garneau) Rosman; his parents, Anton and Leticia Rosman; stepmother, Irene Rosman; and his brother, Clare (Janis) Rosman. Ken is survived by his son, DeWayne Rosman of Utica; daughters, Karen (Keith) Bangasser of Spicer, Minn., and Karol (Kenn) Rosman-Hardt of Rockford, Ill.; grandchildren, Kassandra (Aaron) Hauser and their son Logan of Winona, Minn., McKenzie Bangasser of Nashville, Tenn., and Robert Bangasser and his fiancé, Ashlee Grady of Marshall, Minn.; brother-in-law, Darrel (Leilani) Garneau of Great Falls; sister-in-law, Sharon (James) Bruce of Rocky Ford, Colo.; two nieces, nine nephews, four stepgrandchildren, and three step great-great-grandchildren.

Kenny requested in lieu of flowers to have donations made to American Legion Post #76, Sacred Heart Catholic Church, or an organization of your choice. Creel Funeral Home, American Legion, and Sacred Heart Catholic Church are assisting the family. Please share memories and condolences at www.creelfuneralhome.com.

A graveside service to honor Kenny’s life will be held on Saturday, July 30 at 10:30 a.m., officiated by Father Dom at the Utica Cemetery. Military Honors will be provided by the American Legion Post #76 and the Air Force Honor Guard. A luncheon will follow at the Utica Women’s Clubhouse.

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