James Rosselot

November 30, -0001 - June 19, 2012

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Rosselot, James M. “Jim” beloved husband of Linda Rosselot (nee Erickstad). Loving father of Morgan J. Rosselot, Erin G. Rosselot and E. Lane Rosselot. Grandfather of Bailey Lynn. Brother of Jane (Bill Fultz) Young, Dave Rosselot, Sarah Rosselot (Raymond Devine), Ben (Carla Sallee) Rosselot. Son of Margie Ann Rosselot (nee Van Gorden) and the late Eugene Rosselot. Nephew of Morris Van Gorden. Son in law of Curtis and Yvonne Erickstad of Devils Lake, North Dakota. Passed away June 19, 2012, at the age of 57. Jim was an active member of the West Chester community and an avid practicing supporter of sustainable agriculture. He graduated from Moeller High School in 1973 and then went onto graduate from Northwestern University on a full scholarship. Visitation will be held Tuesday, June 26, 2012, from 5 PM to 8 PM at Hodapp Funeral Home LIBERTY TWP. 6410 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd. Liberty Twp. 45044. Funeral Mass will be held at 10 AM on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 at St. John Church 9080 Cincinnati-Dayton Rd. West Chester, OH 45069. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hospice of Cincinnati or Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association, www.oeffa.org


Larry Maher - Aug 23, 2012

To the entire Rosselot family
Jim and Sarah were so helpful to me when I started my little A-1 lawn and garden business. Just this Spring, Jim helped me get my own back yard back in grass. He was a real man of the land and truly the salt of the earth in West Chester. The area will miss him and his ability to work with everyone at their level. God Bless and keep all of you.

Terri Vance - Jul 19, 2012

Dear Rosselot family,

We just read of Jim’s passing in the Pulse Journal and are so saddened.

I went to school with the Rosselot kids and my husband has been buying his birdseed for his homing pigeons from Jim for a couple of years now.

Our prayer is that you will know the love, comfort and peace of God in the days and weeks ahead.

Most sincerely,
Gene and Terri (Price) Vance

Jane Young and Bill Fultz - Jul 19, 2012

Dearest Linda, Morgan, Erin, Bailey and Lane,
As you have, we too, have lost such a precious person, in Jim’s passing. Jim took a piece of our hearts with him, but we know that he is now “walking tall” and strong again. Please remember how much we love him and in turn, love all of you. Jim will never be forgotten – his ideals and love for the Farm and all of you will live on forever. Jim is our shining star in the heavens – we can look up and he will be there watching over us.
Our love to you,
Jane and Bill

Mark Folta - Jul 7, 2012

Linda, Morgan, Erin, Lane and the rest of the Rosselot family. I am deeply sorry for your loss. Jim is warmly remembered for his kindness in reaching out to me and the community. He was a hero in the field of sustainable living and I talk about him every year to my Biology students in Lakota.

Gail Niederlehner, Niecon Homes, Inc. - Jul 7, 2012

To The Rosselot Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I met him many years ago to buy seed/fertilizer/straw at the farm before The Feed Barn came into existence. I still remember the first time I met him. He loaded my car with fertilizer and I handed him a credit card to pay. When I was told credit cards weren’t accepted, I was totally embarrassed as I didn’t have enough cash to pay for the items he already loaded in my car. Jim was so genuine and kind; he just said to mail a check when I had a chance. This meeting and his trusting nature led into a long lasting business relationship between our small businesses. I always enjoyed talking with him whenever I saw him.

charlie huber sr. and family - Jun 28, 2012

sincere symphay for rosselot family.our prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

Christine Valenti - Jun 27, 2012

Jim is a great guy! When I think of him The Feed Barn comes to mind as well as his love of the land, his wife and children. He spoke of all of you often. We served together on the 20/20 committee, which seems like a lifetime ago, I was blessed to be able to view West Chester through his eyes.

Katie Ernst - Jun 26, 2012

I am thankful to have known Jim and worked for him one summer on the farm. My fondest memory is when Jim ran over to us as we were harvesting cucumbers and told us to come quickly into the barn. When we entered we saw what his excitement was about as he helped one of the sheeps finsih giving birth to her first lamb and then watched for the second one to arrive.
Jim and Linda taught me a lot and have given me much inspiration over the years. You don’t meet too many people anymore (sadly) who work hard for something they truly believe in. Jim and Linda have given so much to so many. While I know Jim is now free from the burdens and stress of this world I also know he will be missed by many. For me I will miss him, but I am so very grateful to have known him.

Hamilton County Soil & Water Conservation District - Jun 26, 2012

Dear Rosselot Family,

Jim was a gifted man who shared his knowledge graciously. We appreciate his contribution in the promotion of our Conservation Programs.

With Sincere Condolences,
The Board of Supervisors and Staff of Hamilton County SWCD

dianne mullins rn - Jun 25, 2012

Dear family of James,
I am sorry for your loss.There is no greater sadness than losing a loved one.
May you find comfort in memories and
the wonderful promises God has provided in the Bible.
The resurrection hope is the promise found at John 5:28,29.
Revelation 21:3,4 states that death will be no more. and pain
will be no more, the former things will have passed away.
Our Creator, Jehovah God, by means of his son Jesus, is going to bring about these wonderful changes.
I hope as you read these texts in your Bible they will be of comfort to you.
sincerely Dianne Mullins

Marty&Margie Preede - Jun 25, 2012

Linda and family – hugs and love from the Preedes

Michael combs - Jun 25, 2012

Linda and family-my condolences to all of you. I know that this has been quite difficult for some time now. I have been praying for you for months now. Jim was my friend and I loved him. I miss him but I am glad his suffering is over. All of you are continually in my prayers and may the God of all comfort rest and abide in you! May His peace be with you! Jim-you are greatly missed!!!!!!!

Joe Kenny - Jun 25, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family. Jim was a fine man who taught JD a bit about football and a lot about toughness. We enjoyed the Thanksgiving morning clay bird shoots Jim invited us to the last three years. We will miss him and pray you find strength and comfort in the coming days.

John Watts - Jun 24, 2012

Sorry for your loss. Jim will be missed by all.
I was blessed to get the privilege of knowing
and spending some time with Jim.
You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Melissa Mutter - Jun 23, 2012

Our thoughts and prayers are with your family at this most difficult time.

Mary Bowling - Jun 22, 2012

Linda and family my prayers are with all of you. I would like to have considered Jim a friend of mine, and he will be missed. He was always so kind to me. I remember the times when there was a delivery problem, and you could tell he was really upset, but never once did he ever raise his voice. I had and will always have a lot of respect for him.

Carol and Gary Colegate - Jun 22, 2012

Dear Linda, Morgan, Erin and Lane,

We are so saddened by Jim’s loss. We remember his strong and silent gentleness and his bright and warm smile for everyone he met. He was in every way a GENTLE MAN. May God be with you all during this time of sadness and angels keep you under their wings.

Sam Weisgarber - Jun 21, 2012

Morgan and the entire Rosselot family, you are in my thoughts and prayers through this difficult time.

Please let me know if there is anything I can do to help.

Mary Alice (Lewis) Shupp - Jun 21, 2012

To the Rosselot Family,

My deepest sympathy goes out to you all. Jim was a great guy. I enjoyed working with him through OSU Extension and while he was on the Extension Advisory Board. Remember, he may no longer be in this place but he will always be in your hearts. Take care.

Sandi Grubb - Jun 21, 2012

I will always remember two things about Jim. The first was the story he told me about driving mulch for a delivery in Indian Hill. His truch was grinding up a hill, slowed by its load, and cars were lining up behind him. In front of the truck he saw a turtle, helpless in the road. He parked the truck, got out and moved the turtle to the safety of the side of the road. Sure that the people behind him were even more irritated by this delay, he looked up to apologize, only to see thumbs up and hear applause. That was like Jim, to take care of the helpless critters. The second thing I will always remember about Jim was his last words to me: “You need a new car”. God bless Linda and family, I am and will remain a Gravel Knolls Girl.

vicky simpson - Jun 21, 2012

Linda and family
We are all so sorry to hear about Jim what a great man. He will be missed here at the ofice.

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dr. Scott Meuselbach

CHERIE CYRUS - Jun 21, 2012

Dear Rosselot Family,
I am so very sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was a wonderful person and a very fun customer to work with of Central Farms.
I personally will miss talking to him on the phone and seeing him at our dealer shows.
The world has truly lost a good guy!
My prayers are with your family.
Cherie Cyrus-Central Farm & Garden

Alan Marsh - Jun 20, 2012

Our sympathy to the family of James at this time of sorrow. Alan & Geneva Marsh family.

Lynn Spencer - Jun 20, 2012

Linda & Family,
I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. He will truly be missed!

Ginny Strouth - Jun 20, 2012

I am so sorry. I have on many occasions left the “barn” praying for you all, not sure why i felt so compelled. I know i would give thanks then as well for finding your store! Jim never complained & when i asked if everything was ok, he always had some small reason when things weren’t so smooth. He seemed a very smart, dignified and albeit a seamingly gruff exterior, a kind man. :)
I am praying for your family with all my heart. May God Bless you and give you each Strength, Courage, Hope and Light.