Robert Rossin Jr was born a twin on November 5, 1929 and died on April 13, 2022. His twin brother, Roland Rossin died on April 28, 1997. They were born on the great Taylor Ranch east of Midwest, Wyoming. The Taylor Ranch was owned by Don and Lillian Taylor. Lillian was Robert’s oldest sister. Because of its location their place of birth was listed as Ross, Wyoming, the closest town to his birth.
They moved to a little house between Midwest and Kaycee, Wyoming. When he was about five- or six-years old Robert was told to check the mail at the end of the driveway. He heard something in the culvert and bent over to see what it was. It was a rattlesnake and it bit Robert in the head. He was rushed to the doctor in Midwest who cared for him for three or four days until he recovered.
His mother, Olga divorced and remarried to Lewis Russle. They started a ranch in the Bessemer Bend area. The ranch was near one-thousand acres in size. Robert spent his school years there and that is where he met and married Emily Cook of Goose Egg, Wyoming. They had four children together and divorced a short time later. He then married Caroline Obert. They did not have any children together. She died in 1987 from lung cancer.
Robert worked on the ranch until it was sold. He then went and started working on oil rigs as a roughneck. He liked working on the derricks and learned how to be a chemical engineer while on the job. He had a habit of chasing oil rigs and at one point found himself in Carpenteria, California on an offshore platform drilling for oil. In 1971 he moved back to Casper, eventually retiring in 1989.
He is survived by two sons Robert Rossin III of Casper, WY and William A. Rossin of Chesapeake, Virginia. He is also survived by nine grandchildren and many great-grand-children.
A graveside memorial service will be held for Robert at twelve noon on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, at Memorial Gardens Cemetery, 7430 W Yellowstone Hwy, Casper, WY 82604.
Arrangements are under the care of Bustard and Jacoby Funeral Home , 600 CY Ave,. Casper, WY 82601.