John J. Rosauer


John J. Rosauer, 76, of Rockford, formerly of Oregon, passed away Jan. 9, 2019 surrounded by his loving family. Born in Chicago on Aug. 24, 1943 the son of John and Clara (Fielenbach) Rosauer.

John was a veteran of the U.S. Army. On April 21, 1965 he married the love of his life, Vie M. Eustice, in Chicago. He was a 30-year employee with Commonwealth Edison/Exelon and a member of the Knights of Columbus in Oregon. John’s love of gardening led him to become a Master Gardener with the U of I.

Left to cherish his memory are his wife, Vie; children, John (Dorie) Rosauer, Christopher (Annie) Rosauer, and Sherrie (Brad) Lindsay; grandchildren, Jenny, Hope, Hailie Mae, Christopher John, Payton, Brady and Michael; sisters, Agnes (Ken) Fuerst and Adelle Kleich; and nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was predeceased in death by his parents; sister and brother-in-law Elizabeth and Don Schwab; brother-in-law Don Kleich; nephew, Jeffrey Fuerst; and Lori Kleich.

A Memorial Service was held in Rockford. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made in John’s name to Heartland Hospice. To send online condolences or share memories please visit