Official Obituary of

Lorraine Delores (LeVasseur) Rossiter

April 29, 1930 ~ January 19, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Lorraine Rossiter Obituary

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Lorraine “Rainey’ Rossiter, age 92, on January 19, 2023, at the Bemidji Sanford hospital.

Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Friday, February 10, 2023, at the Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home, Bemidji.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. 

Lorraine was born in Grand Rapids, Minnesota to parents Louis and Clara LeVasseur on April 29, 1930. She graduated from Grand Rapids High School in 1948. While attending school she met the love of her life, Henry Rossiter. They were married January 3, 1949, and celebrated 74 years together. They were blessed with eight children. Richard Rossiter, Patrick (Annie) Rossiter, Marie (Mark) Olson, Michele Dunbar, Beth Dekrey, Kelly (Steve) Nelson, Henry Rossiter III, and Nancy Rossiter.

Henry and Lorraine moved to Bemidji in 1960. Upon retirement they re-located to Apache Junction, Arizona for approximately 17 years. From there they moved to Woodlands, Texas for 6 years to be closer to family, and eventually back to Bemidji in 2017. Lorraine was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother to well over fifty children. Lorraine loved gardening, walking, antiquing, traveling, music, and loved cooking and entertaining family and friends. In her younger years she was active in many areas. She was president in Sweet Adelines, where she also sang in a quartet. She served many years with the food shelf in Cass Lake, Minnesota and was co-chairman for the Jaycee’s Charity Ball. Lorraine was a devout Catholic and her faith brought her to serving on the St. Philip’s church counsel, she was a strong advocate for pro-life, and she also enjoyed many years singing in the church choir.

Lorraine is pre-deceased by infant daughter Nancy Rossiter, son Henry Rossiter III, and grandchildren Kelly Olson, Elizabeth Olson, Chad Nelson, and Harper Peterson.

A very special thank-you to the doctors, nurses and anyone involved in her care during her last days. We could not have been more pleased. You were wonderful!

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to a charity of your choice in Lorraine’s honor.

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February 10, 2023

1:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home
3330 Irvine Ave. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601

Memorial Service
February 10, 2023

2:00 PM
Olson-Schwartz Funeral Home
3330 Irvine Ave. NW
Bemidji, MN 56601


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