The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

June 18, 2013

Robert Vernon Rozell


LOS ANGELES, Calif. — Robert Vernon Rozell, 93, of Los Angeles, Calif., and formerly of Danville, passed away Saturday, June 8, 2013.

Robert was born April 24, 1920, to Franklin Dewey and Elba (Puterbaugh) Rozell in Peru, Ind.

Robert is survived by his son, Jose’ Cortez of Los Angeles, Calif.; nephews, Larry (Rita) Rozell of Ypsilanti, Mich., Mark (Cheryl) Rozell of Avon, Ind., and Michael Rozell of Danville; and niece, Susan (Brian) Link of Muskegon, Mich. Robert was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Donald and Eugene; and sisters-in-law, Byressa and Velma.

A graduate of Danville High School, Robert served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, then began a career with Vogel Sales Company of Los Angeles, eventually becoming owner.

Robert enjoyed photography, classical music and spending time at the beach with friends.

A celebration of Robert’s life will begin at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 20, at Sunset Funeral Home and Cremation Center, a Life Celebration Home, in Danville with Pastor Raymie Gordon officiating. Visitation will be 1-2 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will take place at Sunset Memorial Park in Danville.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association. Please join Robert’s family in sharing photos, videos and memories of him through his Tribute Wall at

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