Lon Edward Rosheim, 67, of Holts Summit, Mo., passed away May 24, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family. Visitation is at Freeman Mortuary from 4-6 p.m. Friday, May 30. A memorial service is at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 31, at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Jefferson City, with the Reverend Scott Musselman officiating. Graveside services and interment are at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 7, at the Salem Lutheran Cemetery in Lake Mills, with the Reverend Harold Usgaard officiating. Those desiring may make memorial contributions to Our Savior’s Lutheran Church or Hospice Compassus of Jefferson City.  Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Freeman Mortuary. freemanmortuary.com.
Lon was born Sept. 6, 1946, in Forest City, the son of Irving and Vivian (Martinson) Rosheim. His adoptive parents were his grandparents, Dr. Knut and Anne Rosheim. Lon was baptized and confirmed at Salem Lutheran Church of Lake Mills. He was united in marriage to Eileen (Brattrud) Phillips July 22, 1995, at Salem Lutheran Church in Lake Mills. They made their home in Holts Summit, Mo., where Eileen survives. Lon attended Lake Mills public school until 10th grade when he moved, with his family, to Decorah. In 1965 he graduated from Decorah High School and in 1969 from Luther College in Decorah, with a B.A. in sociology and psychology. After graduation Lon was employed by the Boys’ Club of Minneapolis, Minn. as a detached worker. He was selected to serve as a supervisor at the Miami Outreach Project during the political conventions in 1972; was a member of the Hennepin County grand jury investigating the county’s juvenile justice system; served a term as president of the Model City’s Youth Services Bureau Board of Directors of Minneapolis; and steering committee council member for the Hennepin county youth diversion system. He later accepted the position as mid-America region associate with emphasis on the juvenile justice programs of the National Council of YMCAs. Lon was the owner and operator of L. E. Rosheim, general contractor. A resident of the central Missouri area for the past 20 years, Lon was a member of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church. Lon was an avid reader and loved watching sports in his free time, especially cheering for his favorite team, the Green Bay Packers.
Lon is survived by his wife of 19 years, Eileen; his father, Irving (Mary) Rosheim of Ames; three step-children: Tammy (Kyle) Bopp of Jefferson City, Mo., Michael (Holly) Phillips of Grain Valley, Mo. and Stephen Phillips of Blue Springs, Mo.; his cherished grandchildren: Kaylee Siegfried, Savannah Bopp, Alivia Bopp, Lydia Phillips, Ethan Phillips and Lauren Phillips; sisters: Debbie Rosheim Geske of St. Paul, Minn., Carol (Randy) Dittmer of Liberty, Mo., Kristin Lund of Fairfield, Conn., Sonja (Ken) Stensrud of Salt Lake City, Utah  and Alison (Mike) Nenneman of Sidney; brothers: David (Roberta) Rosheim of Maquoketa, Nathan (Angie) Rosheim of Liberty, Mo., Scott (Dana) Rosheim of  Bondurant, John (Jody) Jenson of San Clemente, Calif., Brian Jenson of Waterville, Maine, Bill Lund of Las Vegas, Nev., Richard Jenson of Nazareth, Pa., Michael (Trish) Ross of Salt Lake City, Utah.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Dr. Knut and Anne Rosheim; his mother, Vivian (Martinson) Ross; two brothers, Stephen Rosheim and Vernon Dybdal Jr.