Farming Rural 20

Timothy A. Rolsten

December 31, 1944 ~ November 16, 2020 (age 75)

Obituary

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Timothy A. Rolsten, 75, of Van Wert passed away on November 16, 2020 at Van Wert Manor. He was born on December 31, 1944 in Van Wert, to the late Arthur and Dorothy (Kreischer) Rolsten.

As a young man, Tim grew up working ground on the family farm, showing animals in 4H and playing baseball and football. A 1963 graduate of Van Wert High School, Tim went onto Bowling Green State University and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business. He later earned a Master’s degree in business from Capital University. After graduation, he went to work for Consolidated Freight in Ft Wayne and was later moved to Pennsylvania and then Columbus, OH. Tim grew unhappy working away from the home and ultimately returned home to work the family farm with his father.

On July 31, 1981, Tim married Patricia A. Finkhousen who was the love of his life. Together they shared many adventures and wonderful memories while raising a blended family. They were constant companions in life.

A lifelong farmer and seed corn dealer, Tim was known for his dry wit, honesty, business savvy and generosity. Tim also served as a Pleasant Township Trustee for many years and was a former member of the Elks Lodge 1197.  He was a longtime member of Trinity United Methodist Church and his faith in God was the cornerstone of his life.  In addition to hunting and fishing, Tim also liked to attend Tincaps games, Crestview basketball games and watching NASCAR with Pat. He also loved his time spent with Pat in Branson, Missouri.

He is survived by a son, Mark (Allison) Rolsten of Highlands Ranch, CO; stepsons: sons: Robert (Renee) McGough of Paulding; Joe McGough of Van Wert; Kevin (Sharla) McGough of Van Wert; Rodney (Jennifer) McGough of Plain City; sister, Kathy K. Rolsten of Perrysburg, OH; grandchildren: Matthew, Michael, Jordan, Steven, Amber, Kristine, Karisa, Maura, Braeden, Hunter, Andrew, Stephanie, Michael, Sam and Ben; and 10 great grandchildren.

In addition to his parents, Tim was preceded in death by his wife, Pat, on June 15, 2020 and a grandson, Mitchell David McGough.


A public graveside committal service will be 12:00 PM on Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Convoy IOOF Cemetery, following a private funeral service at the funeral home. Rev. Brent Rolsten will be officiating. The private funeral service will be live-streamed at 11:00 AM on Sunday at www.alspachgearhart.com/obituary/Timothy-Rolsten.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4pm and 6 to 8pm on November 21, 2020 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home, 722 S. Washington Street, Van Wert.

Family and friends are invited to attend Tim’s visitation and graveside service. However, we continue to be cautious and concerned for our most vulnerable friends and loved ones. We request attendee’s respect the well-being of Tim’s s family and friends who are at risk. Attendees are asked to observe social distancing, refrain from close physical contact, and wear facial coverings.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Timothy`s memory may be sent to Lutheran Hospital of Fort Wayne. https://donate.lls.org/.

To share in Tim’s online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Timothy A. Rolsten, please visit our floral store.


Services

Visitation
Saturday
November 21, 2020

2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

Visitation
Saturday
November 21, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

Funeral Service
Sunday
November 22, 2020

11:00 AM
Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home
722 S. Washington St.
Van Wert, OH 45891

Video is available for this event


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