Friends: Rosier loving, involved


A business owner and rescue services volunteer is being remembered as a busy man who always had time to volunteer.

Dennis “Denny” Rosier, 63, of New Riegel, died Friday, and family and friends are to pay their final respects during his funeral today.

Rosier was pronounced dead at Mercy Health – Tiffin Hospital after an accident at US 224 and SR 18, and Trooper Don Pratt of the Fremont post of State Highway Patrol said he believed a medical condition that claimed Rosier’s life caused the accident.

Rosier owned Rosier’s Deli Mart and operated Rosier’s Country Market, Sycamore Marathon and BrRr Rental.

He was a member of McCutchenville Volunteer Fire Department and New Riegel’s EMS crew and was Seneca Township’s fiscal officer for more than 20 years, according to Hoffman-Gott-fried-Mack Funeral Home & Crematory.

Nadine Ward, who served as an emergency medical technician for New Riegel’s crew for 30 years, had known Rosier since he started. The two responded to calls together, and Ward said Rosier was serious about rescue services.

He and his wife, Brenda, gave to the communities, and Rosier was a caring man who always was busy, Ward said.

“He worked hard. Always had time to volunteer,” she said.

Rosier was a wonderful man, Ward said.

“So loving and caring,” she said.

Jim Kelbley, who had served as chief of New Riegel’s fire department and volunteers for McCutchenville Volunteer Fire Department, had known Rosier for about 40 years.

“I used to farm that farm where he lived at,” he said.

Kelbley said he talked to Rosier two weeks ago. Rosier had had health issues and was going to get more involved in emergency services again, he said.

Kelbley said Rosier had maintained his certification and was a good EMT. Rosier would talk to people at scenes and keep them alert, he said.

If one had a problem, Kelbley said, one could talk about it, and Rosier usually gave the best route to deal with it. Rosier was knowledgeable and got along well with everybody, he said.

He was “very caring” and “very involved,” Kelbley said.

Rosier’s family requested memorial donations be made to New Riegel’s EMS program or Financial Assistance for Cancer Treatment. Rosier was an organ and tissue donor, according to the funeral home.