Roger “Rocky” Rosema

02/05/1946   —   01/15/2020

In honor of Rocky, in lieu of flowers, please consider donating to the Concussion Legacy Fund. https://concussionfoundation.org/CTE-resources/what-is-CTE The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at the O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Funeral Home.

The Guestbook
  • Midge Versluis Williamson

    I always looked up to you when we were kids. Rest In Peace. Your cousin, Midge

  • Edward Ripmaster

    So sad and sorry to hear of Rocky’s passing. After reading the obituary, I had a feeling it was something like that. He gave me a fire arm shovel across my head in practice one day. I woke up in the shower after a full practice. It was a pleasure having played along his side at Central.

  • Grand Rapids Location

    Rocky and I were schoolmates beginning kindergarten at diamond school and graduating from University of Michigan together in 1968. Heartfelt sorrows to his family for the loss of a talented man.

    Ruth (Jobse) Harris

  • Carmela McIntire

    My husband I had the great good fortune to have Rocky and family as our neighbors when we moved to Grand Rapids two years ago. Although we knew him a comparatively short time, we loved Rocky. And our friendship with his family will continue. Rocky was a solid, dear presence, always ready to help his neighbors, with a quiet sense of humor, a gift for the right, wry remark, and always a twinkle in his eye as he considered the world–and most especially, when he talked about his family. We were lucky to know him; we continue to be lucky to know his wonderful family. We miss him.

  • John Pepper

    Rocky was always a great friend and teammate.

  • Gary Albert

    I will always remember his piercing blue eyes, they could either send a chill or a warm welcome depending on the situation. Sorry to see him leave us.

  • Tommy Brann

    I am so sadden to hear about Rocky. I am a big fan of his. I as a restaurant owner never really go to somebodies house for dinner but Rocky and Dar invited Sue and I and they were so gracious. I could no say no to Rocky and I am glad I didn’t.. RIP in Rocky.

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