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Cleo Rossum

November 6, 1934 — June 4, 2016

Cleo Rossum, age 81, of Pelican Rapids, MN, died on Saturday, June 4, 2016 at his home in rural Pelican Rapids, MN. Cleo Einar Rossum was born on November 6, 1934 on the family farm, Pelican Rapids, the son of Evan Brede and Christine Selma (Berg) Rossum. He grew up in Norwegian Grove Township. Cleo attended country school District 280. Cleo served his country in the US Army in the late 1950's. He was stationed in Kentucky, Missouri, and several other places. He returned home and began a lifelong career doing carpentry work. He started out with Gilman Resset and eventually went on his own. He built and remodeled several sheds, barns, and homes around the Pelican Rapids area. He was meticulous with his projects, everything needed to be square and there were no shortcuts taken. He liked to stick close to home and keep things up around there. In his spare time, he was a Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan. Cleo is survived by four siblings: Betty (John) Boen, Pelican Rapids, Maxine Ballard, Pelican Rapids, MN, Ellen Haugrud, Pelican Rapids, MN, and Delores Gamelgaard, Phoenix, AZ; several nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends. Cleo was preceded in death by his parents, brother Cyrus Rossum, nephew Steven Ballard. Visitation: One hour prior to the funeral service on ThursdayFuneral Service: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, June 9, 2016 at South Immanuel Lutheran Church, 38041 County Hwy 21, rural Rothsay, Minnesota.Clergy: Pastor Phil TobinFuneral Home: Larson Funeral Home 304 3rd Street S.E. Pelican Rapids, MN US 56572 Cleo Rossum
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