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Eugene Rospert

December 25, 2020


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Eugene “Gene” C Rospert, age 81, of Norwalk, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020, at The Willows at Bellevue.

He was born January 20, 1939, in Cleveland, OH to the late Myron “Mike” and Pauline E. (Hosang) Rospert. He was a 1957 graduate of St. Paul High School and National Louis University in Evanston, IL where he received a Bachelors in Business Degree in 1990. He also served in the Illinois and Ohio National Guard for many years. He enjoyed working at Meeks, Links, and Tasty Bakeries, where he was known for his cake decorating skills. He was a benefits representative at the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors in La Grange IL and was also Village Administrator for the Village of Milan.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann (Bauer) Rospert of Bellevue; children, Mark (Sue) Rospert of Willowbrook, IL, Patricia (Mark) Wanner of Westmont, IL, Trina (Tim) McIlrath, of Milan, OH, Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Rospert of Elmhurst, IL, Matthew (Leslie) Rospert of Willowbrook, IL; grandchildren, Dana (Garrett) Zikis, Lauren (Rafael) Rivera, Mitch McIlrath, Kirk Perecich, Chad Rospert, Sarah (Diego) Robledo, Alexa McIlrath, Morgan Rospert, Devin Rospert, Luke Rospert, and Jordan Rospert; also survived by his great-grandsons, Rafael Rivera III, Isaac Rivera, Wyatt Zikis, Dominic Rivera, and Grahm Robledo; siblings, Sister Janice Rospert OSF of Toledo, OH, Larry Rospert of Norwalk, Jack (Jeanne) Rospert of Norwalk, Dan (Kathy) Rospert of Norwalk, and Mary Ann (Larry) Stoll of Norwalk; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Ronald and Dennis Rospert; and sisters-in-law, Patricia Rospert and Rita Rospert.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2020, from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk, where a live webcast can be found at http://www.nationalwebcasts.com/webcasts/stpaulsnorwalk. Arrangements entrusted to Evans Funeral Home. Private interment will be held at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Bellevue.

Memorial contributions may be made to Knights of Columbus, 254 W. Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio 44857 or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

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Eugene “Gene” C Rospert, age 81, of Norwalk, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020, at The Willows at Bellevue.

He was born January 20, 1939, in Cleveland, OH to the late Myron “Mike” and Pauline E. (Hosang) Rospert. He was a 1957 graduate of St. Paul High School and National Louis University in Evanston, IL where he received a Bachelors in Business Degree in 1990. He also served in the Illinois and Ohio National Guard for many years. He enjoyed working at Meeks, Links, and Tasty Bakeries, where he was known for his cake decorating skills. He was a benefits representative at the Electro-Motive Division of General Motors in La Grange IL and was also Village Administrator for the Village of Milan.

He is survived by his loving wife, Mary Ann (Bauer) Rospert of Bellevue; children, Mark (Sue) Rospert of Willowbrook, IL, Patricia (Mark) Wanner of Westmont, IL, Trina (Tim) McIlrath, of Milan, OH, Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Rospert of Elmhurst, IL, Matthew (Leslie) Rospert of Willowbrook, IL; grandchildren, Dana (Garrett) Zikis, Lauren (Rafael) Rivera, Mitch McIlrath, Kirk Perecich, Chad Rospert, Sarah (Diego) Robledo, Alexa McIlrath, Morgan Rospert, Devin Rospert, Luke Rospert, and Jordan Rospert; also survived by his great-grandsons, Rafael Rivera III, Isaac Rivera, Wyatt Zikis, Dominic Rivera, and Grahm Robledo; siblings, Sister Janice Rospert OSF of Toledo, OH, Larry Rospert of Norwalk, Jack (Jeanne) Rospert of Norwalk, Dan (Kathy) Rospert of Norwalk, and Mary Ann (Larry) Stoll of Norwalk; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Ronald and Dennis Rospert; and sisters-in-law, Patricia Rospert and Rita Rospert.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 30, 2020, from 3:00 – 5:00 P.M. at the Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main Street, Norwalk. A funeral Mass will be held Thursday, December 31, 2020, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Paul Catholic Church, 91 E. Main Street, Norwalk, where a live webcast can be found at http://www.nationalwebcasts.com/webcasts/stpaulsnorwalk. Arrangements entrusted to Evans Funeral Home. Private interment will be held at Immaculate Conception Cemetery in Bellevue.

Memorial contributions may be made to Knights of Columbus, 254 W. Main Street, Norwalk, Ohio 44857 or Stein Hospice, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, Ohio 44870.

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John [Jack] Crooks

Huron, OH, USA
December 29, 2020

Condolence to Mary Ann and the Rospert family. Gene was a faithful friend and brother Knight of Columbus. He was dedicated to his church, family, community and the K of C. He was highly thought of by all. Gene was unselfishly always there when needed. He and Mary Ann always had smiles on their faces even when times were difficult. May God bless him and rest him in peace.

Janet Flanagan

Naples, FL
December 29, 2020

Please accept my deepest condolences on your loss. May your family memories help you through this difficult time.
My thoughts and prayers are with the entire Rospert family.

Annette B. Collins

Chicago, IL, USA
December 28, 2020

Dear Mary Ann and Family! Besides Janice's parents, Gene was the only other member of her family I had the pleasure to meet while she studied at CTU. Gene and you were always so warm and gracious, and I always looked forward to visiting you. May God's peace be with you now as you mourn his passing! He was a kind and sweet soul that I'll never forget!

Ken Casaletto

El Paso, TX, United States
December 28, 2020

December 28, 2020
Ken & Sherry Casaletto El Paso, Texas

Please accept our Deepest Sympathies for the loss.
Gene was our Friend for over 40 years and will never be forgotten, he will always be in my heart. I met Gene in 1980 at Electro-Motive and shared a lot of great times through the years. I was Blessed to have Gene as a Friend, and there are not enough words and time to say how Gene meant to me. "Nunz", rest in peace, I know our paths will cross again, I Love you.

Chris & Anne Baehrend & Family

Chicago, IL, USA
December 28, 2020

Our deepest condolences to Mary Ann, the Rosperts and all the many lives that Gene (Chris's Godfather) graced with his kindness, good humor, wit, wisdom and faith. He always has been, and forever will be, one of our better angels.

Debbie Jester & John Thomas

Little River, SC, United States
December 27, 2020

Sister Janice we are so sorry to hear of your brother’s passing. Please know that you and the family are in our thoughts and prayers. May God comfort you as you celebrate his life.

Cathy Fierce

Lombard, IL
December 27, 2020

Jeff Rospert and family, we are so saddened by the loss of your father. We are keeping you and your family I'm our thoughts and prayers

Mark and April Hartfield

Tucson, AZ, America
December 26, 2020

We're very sorry for your loss Mark and Sue. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. God bless

Ann & Frank Pittenger

Delray Beach, FL, United States
December 26, 2020

Our deepest condolences to MayAnn and the entire Rospert family. May your memories of Gene be forever in our hearts.

Andrea & Brian Glovinsky

Castalia, OH
December 26, 2020

Our deepest sympathy Trina ... May your father Rest In Peace in the comforting arms of our Lord in Heaven.