About Hubert And Georgia Rossin
Lovingly written by son, Mark Rossin.
Hubert and Georgia Rossin were married on June 18, 1950 in Minnesota City, Minnesota. Seeking new employment opportunities, the couple moved to Waterloo, Iowa in 1961. It was in Waterloo that Hubert found his future with Viking Pump, where he began a long and loyal 32-year career with the company. During this time, Hubert and Georgia raised their six children — Sue, Mike, Sherry, Sandra, Todd and Mark — in their home. What the family didn’t have in material wealth, they made up in a surplus of love, faith, support and acceptance. Hubert and Georgia led their family with an an unwavering faith in Christ and trust in God’s providential care.
Knowing how fortunate they were to have a loving and stable family system, the Rossins felt a calling to share that love with children who were less fortunate — those who were in foster care and who didn’t have a home to call their own. In 1965, they began a wonderful legacy of raising generations of foster children, welcoming them into their home, and extending Christ’s grace and love to every child that walked through their door. Some children came for a day; some came as children and left as young adults; one child even found a forever home with the Rossin Family, adopted sister, Shelly.
Even though the children and young adults would leave to be placed either back with their parents or adopted by another family, many would often return to the Rossin's home to enjoy Georgia’s cookies and to enjoy Hub’s toys. After telling a few stories and exchanging lots of hugs, all would leave with a renewed sense of love, support and having left an important impact. Not one child was ever forgotten and always remained in the Rossins' thoughts and prayers.
This scholarship fund is in memory of Hubert and Georgia’s steadfast desire to remember those children who have no home to call their own and who may feel “forgotten,” and to share God’s grace to those in need. Every child was precious to Georgia and Hubert, and they gifted each child with every opportunity to be successful they could.