Rosch, Larry George

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2018
Time: 2:00 to 8;00 PM and after 9:00 AM on Monday, April 23, 2018

Visitation Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

Date: Monday, April 23, 2018
Time: 10:00 AM

Service Location:
Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO

New Chapel Hill Cemetery, Sullivan, MO

Memorials / Donations:
May be made to New Chapel Hill Cemetery, Sullivan, MO or to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation


Larry George Rosch of Union, MO, departed this life at his home, surrounded by the love of his family, on April 18, 2018, having reached the age of seventy-five years, two months and thirteen days. Larry was born in St. Louis, MO, on February 5, 1943, son of Elmer George Rosch and Irene Elizabeth Rosch nee Jones. As a young man he was united in marriage and blessed to have two children. On July 22, 1996, he was united in marriage to Virginia Mae Ribble nee Sohn, known to all as Ginny, and their families were joined as one.

Larry is survived by his wife, Ginny Rosch of Union, MO; by his children, Eric Rosch and wife, Joanna, of Colorado Springs, CO and Renee Loomis of Kirkwood, MO; by two step-children, Angie Wagner and husband, Bob, of St. Clair, MO and Brad Ribble of Kirksville, MO; by eight grandchildren, Nikolas Rosch, Owen and Carmen Loomis, Lindsay and Danielle Wagner and Bradley, Johnny and Sophia Ribble; by two great-grandchildren, Payton Wren and Braelynn Story; by one brother, Mark Rosch of St. Clair; by brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, great-nieces and nephews, cousins and many friends.

Larry was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Irene Rosch, and by one sister, Linda Marsh.

Larry was of the Methodist faith and past member of the United Methodist Church in Union, MO. He was proud to have served his country in the United States Army, entering August 21, 1961 and receiving his honorable discharge on July 31, 1964. Larry was a machinist by trade and retiree of the International Association of Machinist and Aerospace Workers, Local 837 of St. Louis, MO. He was employed as a machinist for Boeing in St. Louis, MO, retiring after thirty-five years with the company. Larry was an active man with many hobbies and interests. He loved spending time outdoors and enjoyed playing tennis, working in his yard, feeding the birds and gardening. He and Ginny had a lot of fun traveling since his retirement. His children were his pride and joy and each of his grandchildren held a special place in his heart.

A devoted and loving husband, father, father-in-law, step-father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law, uncle, great-uncle, cousin and friend, he will be sadly missed and lovingly remembered by all who knew and loved him.

Funeral services were held at 10:00 AM on Monday, April 23, 2018, at Russell Colonial Funeral Home in St. Clair, MO, with the Rev. John Hampton, Jr. officiating. Interment with full military honors was held in New Chapel Hill Cemetery, Sullivan, MO. Memorials may be made to the cemetery or to the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.