Terry Lee Rossi, 67, of Springfield, passed away on Saturday, September 1, 2018, at his home.
Terry was born on March 29, 1951, in Wausau, WI, the son of Valerian (VJ, Larry) and Joyce Derbick Rossi. He married Kate Lemke on May 12, 1973, in Wausau, WI.
Terry graduated from Newman High School, class of 1969. He started Te-Ro Company in 1978 and had his business for over 40 years. Terry was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, RSES, Lay Marianists, Blessed Sacrament Renew Group, and St. Vincent de Paul Society, Mission Outreach. He loved gardening, fishing, metal artwork and was an avid fan of the Green Bay Packers.
Terry made several mission trips to Haiti where he shared his talents and knowledge with less fortunate people. These trips influenced and redefined Terry’s path in life.
Terry was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Gary Lee Rossi.
He is survived by his wife, Kate of Springfield; son, Dominic (Meri) Rossi of Springfield; daughter,Elizabeth Rossi of Springfield; grandchildren, Tahara Rossi (special friend, Brandon) and Taylor Rossi; great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Rossi; and siblings, Judy Rossi, Deb Tellekson (Jim), Tim Rossi, Tom Rossi, Mary Nordstrom (Al), and Julie Manning (Jeff).
Celebration of Life: Wednesday, September 19, 2018 from 5:00 - 7:30 PM at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau. The celebration gathering will be followed by a prayer service.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: Monk Botanical Gardens, 518 South 7th Avenue, Wausau, WI 54401 or a charity of your choice.