David Rossman

David L. Rossman
April 13, 1939 - May 2, 2014
David Leland Rossman, 75, died May 2, 2014 at his home in Yellow Pine, Idaho. Celebration of his life will be conducted at a later date at the Yellow Pine Community Hall.
David was born April 3, 1939, in Caldwell, Idaho. His family moved to Nampa when he was 9 months old. He started school in Nampa and graduated in 1957, spending his Sophomore/Junior years at New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, New Mexico. During two of his high school summers he worked at the Cinnabar Mine not far from the Stibnite Mine in central Idaho, returning to the area later in his life.
David married Neola Bye early in 1958 and within that union three beautiful girls were born; Doreen, Jenniffer and Caren. He enrolled at what is now Boise State University in 1959 to begin studying Economics and Business Management. In 1961, he joined his father at Case furniture, later buying the business. David was very active during the next 35 years in Nampa in addition to operating the business. He was active in the Nampa Jaycees, Snake River Stampede Vigilantes, Nampa Exchange Club, Nampa Rotary Club, Nampa Chamber of Commerce, Nampa Airport Committee, Nampa Area United Fund, Treasure Valley Retail Furniture Assn., S.W. Idaho Furniture Retailers Assn., N.W. Furniture Mfg. Assn., and numerous other activities.
Dave became an accomplished pilot and flew his own planes for many years. His flying took him not only across the country but many of those hours were spent flying the backcountry of Idaho. One of his planes, which he rebuilt from a wreck, won the 'flagship' award at an international convention. He was so proud of that.
Following the sale of his retail business he moved to McCall, ID and worked with his wholesale business until selling it in 1987. Later, recognizing his formal and informal education in the field of business, he started a business, consulting small companies. Over the years he was able to help many of them become more profitable and stable.
Dave loved the outdoors. He was an ardent hunter, fisherman, backpacker, photographer, horseman and pilot. Much of his time spent away from his businesses was in the mountains or the desert. The later part of his life was totally spent in the Idaho backcountry where he died. A proud and patriotic man, Dave Rossman loved freedom and independence. He loved the beauty and wildlife of the great outdoors. He was a self-made man and lived his life from start to finish.
He is survived by his two daughters; Doreen Mojado and her husband, Blake of Vista, CA, and Jenniffer Duplisea and her husband, Douglas, of Saratoga, WY.; his grandchildren; Jason Wirth, Nichole Wirth, Breanna Duplisea and Cody Duplisea; and his sister and brother-in-law, Carroll and John Reitz, and his brother, Mike Rossman and his wife, Katherine. His daughter, Caren and his parents, Malcolm Eugene and Elisabeth Leland Rossman, preceded him in death. Memorials may be made to the Idaho Youth Ranch, The Yellow Pine Village Council dedicated fund, the Community Hall, or a . Arrangements are under the direction of the Nampa Funeral Home, Yraguen Chapel. An online guest book is available at www.nampafuneralhome.com 442-8171

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Nampa Funeral Home Yraguen Chapel
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Published in Idaho Press Tribune on May 11, 2014