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. 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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