Kim Allyn Rossiter, 62, of Winfield, passed away on Friday, April 14, 2023, at The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Kim’s visitation will be from 2:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., with the family present from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., on Thursday, April 20, 2023, at Snyder & Hollenbaugh Funeral & Cremation Services of Wapello. His funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 21, 2023, at the funeral home. A private family burial will be held in the Wapello Cemetery. A memorial has been established in Kim’s name. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.sandhfuneralservices.com.
Kim was born on May 30, 1960, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa, the son of Leon and Shirley (Davis) Rossiter. Kim was a 1979 graduate of Wapello High School. On May 1, 1982, Kim was united in marriage to the love of his life, Julie Bayne, in Wapello. Together Kim and Julie welcomed three beautiful children, Karly, Jan, and Jace, whom Kim loved very much and was incredibly proud of.
A farmer his entire life, Kim was innovative, and loved sharing his farming knowledge with others. He had a strong appreciation for classic rock music, and loved snowmobiling, riding motorcycles, launching fireworks, playing cards, and being with his friends and family. Kim marveled at the intelligence and cleverness of his grandchildren.
Kim will be dearly missed by his wife, Julie; children, Karly White of Iowa City, Jan Rossiter of Melbourne, Florida, and Jace Rossiter of Winfield; grandson Jules and granddaughter Nev; son-in-law Taylor White of Iowa City, father Leon Rossiter of Winfield, sister Kristi Rossiter of Crawfordsville and brother Kurt Rossiter of Crawfordsville.
Kim was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Rossiter; and grandparents, Glenn and Vera Davis and Harry and Pearl Rossiter.
One more thing: Kim had a gift for conversation and a genuine curiosity for a multitude of subjects – so much so that his close friends often referred to him as “The Great Philosopher.” Kim also had a sense of adventure that went hand-in-hand with the fact that he was an avid Star Trek fan. May his legacy continue to live on in the hearts of those he touched, as we bid farewell to our beloved Kim with a heartfelt “Beam him up, Scotty!” – a fondly-remembered inside joke amongst his immediate family – and a fitting tribute to a man who brought strength, joy, and laughter to their lives, and whose spirit will always soar in their hearts.