Robert Steven Rossberg

  • "David and I met Steve when we were 22 and living in..."
    - Tammy Jones Finch
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    - Karl and Stacie (and Family) Hepner
  • "RIP Steve. I will forever remember your integrity and..."
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    - Nik Nielsen
  • "Rich and Deb so sorry for your loss thinking of you both."
    - Emma and Dennis Olson

Robert Steven Rossberg

Anchorage, AK —Robert Steven Rossberg, 60, of Anchorage, Alaska, died Thursday, May 1, 2014 while kayaking on the White Salmon River in White Salmon, Washington.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 2:00 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Incarnation in Great Falls. A private inurnment will be held at Manchester Cemetery. A celebration of life will also be held in Anchorage, Alaska the first week of June.

Robert was born in Great Falls on February 9, 1954, to Robert Rossberg and Muriel "Mickey" Rossberg.

Steve served our country as a member of the US Army and proudly joined the elite group of soldiers - the Special Forces Green Beret. After the Army he finished school at Montana State University and received his degree in Mechanical Engineering. He would soon after work his way up to a drilling manager at one of the largest oil fields - Prudhoe Bay.

Steve was a long-time resident of Anchorage, AK, where he lived for the majority of time since leaving Great Falls. He was at home in the wilderness of Alaska and endlessly devoted himself to sports and outdoor lifestyle.

Steve enjoyed skiing, hunting, cycling, Pinot Noir, and in the last 10 years devoted himself to white water kayaking - hands down, his favorite pursuit.

Steve is survived by his mother Muriel "Mickey" Rossberg; his son, Kelly Rossberg; two brothers, Richard and Keith Rossberg; several nephews; and Doreen Rossberg.

He was preceded in death by his father, Robert Rossberg.

Memorials may be made to American Whitewater, PO Box 1540, Cullowhee, NC 28723; Wounded Warrior Project at (also PO Box 75817, Topeka, KS 66675); or Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, 600 3rd Ave N, Great Falls, MT 59401.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on May 11, 2014
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