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He was born in Tucson, Ariz. in 1936, the son of John and Zelda, and had a brother, Kenny Rossberg and sister-in-law, Beulah. Harold grew up in Crane, on the family cattle ranch. Shortly after graduating from high school, he joined the United States Air Force in 1955. After enlisting, his first mission was stationed at Mildenhall, England where he, shortly thereafter, met his future wife, Elizabeth “Liz” Josephine McLoughlin from Tralee, Ireland. They were married a year later. From there, Harold was stationed at several bases overseas and in the United States.
Harold had a great love of the outdoors; everywhere he lived, he took his family on great adventures around the world and saw some pretty amazing country. Moving back to the United States in 1976, he came to Beale Air Force Base to retire after 23 years as a TSgt., receiving a Commendation for Meritorious Service. At that time, Harold and Liz bought a home in Linda, Calif. After retirement, Harold went to Yuba College and earned his AA degree, then received his real estate license and became a part-time substitute teacher with the Marysville School District with his wife, Liz. From there, they both retired with the school district.
Harold was a member and past president of the Linda Lions Club for many years. After the second retirement, the couple sold their home and traveled full time in their motor home — with car in tow — and became camp hosts at various locations along the West Coast, enjoying life to the fullest.
Harold and his stories will be sorely missed, as he was always a happy, fun-loving person, with a great personality, a love and agility for life, and millions of miles traveled.
Love you bunches, Dad, We will miss you dearly and will always remember the places we have lived and have seen as a family, and beyond. Your children and their families will love you “to the moon and back.”
Harold is survived by his two daughters and one son, Michelle (Ray) Ziegenmeyer, Lisa (Robby) Shogren, and Paul Rossberg; grandchildren, Chad (Sonia) Chavez, Todd, Logan Ziegenmeyer; one brother, Kenny (Beulah) Rossberg Lockard; great-nieces and nephews, Lilyann, Charity Rossberg, and Gavin and Colby Lockard.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Zelda Rossberg; his wife, Liz Rossberg; and David Rossberg.
A memorial Service will be conducted Friday, March 14 at 2 p.m. at the Sutter Cemetery with military honors, provided by the Beale Air Force Base Honor Guard, and under the direction of the Neptune Society of Chico, Calif., and Sutter Cemetery.
The family suggests donations be made to Sutter North Hospice, 400 Plumas Blvd., Ste. 115, Yuba City, Calif. 95991.
Condolences may be sent to: www.appealdemocrat.com.