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Obituary: Hollis Lynn Rossi

September 16, 1938 – May 12, 2022

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Hollis Lynn RossiHollis “Holly” Lynn Rossi, 83, entered eternal rest on Thursday, May 12, 2022, in Charleston, South Carolina.

Holly Rossi was born on September 16, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois as the daughter of the late Goldie Noyle Sterrett and Charles Sterrett. She was a retired teacher’s aide in Hoover-Schrum School District and a member of the Catholic Church. She was a mother and wife to her husband of 62 years, August Rossi.

Holly spent her days with her family and friends, celebrating their successes and achievements. She loved to travel and tell stories of her visits to foreign countries. Athletics was always in her life, spending Sundays watching and hosting Chicago Bears tailgates and on the sidelines at her kids’ and grandchildren’s games and recitals.

She is survived by her husband August Rossi, her sister Lois Cederlund, her brother William Sterrett and his wife Joan Sterrett, her three children: Bill Rossi and his wife Kathy, Ron Rossi and his wife Barb, and Lynn Rossi Winn and her husband Jeff; eight grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

A gathering to celebrate Holly’s life will be held Friday, August 12, 2022, from 3 – 7 p.m. with a prayer service to be held at 6 p.m. at Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN. For more information, please call 219-322-7300 or visit our online obituary and guestbook at

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