Marilynn Rossi

Obituary of Marilynn Edith Rossi

Marilynn Edith Rossi (nee Gehl), 85, of Vermilion, died Thursday, January 7, 2021 at Kingston of Vermilion after a lengthy illness. She was born February 20, 1935 in Elyria and had been a Vermilion resident for the past 63 years moving from Wooster. Marilynn attended Valparaiso University and worked at Erie Co. Bank and Wakefield Brass before becoming the bookkeeper at Romps Water Port Marina where she worked for over 30 years. She was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, Vermilion and enjoyed reading, playing card and board games, cooking and gardening. Marilynn especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and family. She was fiercely proud of her children and was a devoted wife and mother. She is survived by her son, Fedele "Fred" (Karen) Rossi of Vermilion; daughters, Louise (Bob) Leeds of Exton, PA and Jean (Don) Griffaw of Temperance, MI; and 7 grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Achille "Augie" Rossi in 2011; parents, Richard and Luella (nee Wilcoxson) Gehl; sister, Carol Bennet; and her brothers, Gerald and Ray Gehl. A memorial service will be held at a later date. The family suggests memorial contributions to Grace Community Kitchen 3747 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, Ohio 44089. Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com
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