Darrell E. Rostad

  • Born: March 16, 1950
  • Died: October 6, 2021
  • Location: Wausaukee, Wisconsin

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Columbus, WI 53925

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Tribute & Message From The Family

Darrell E. "Grandpa Doo Doo" Rostad, 71, of Wausaukee and formerly of Columbus passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 at Froedert Medical Center in Menomonee Falls.

Darrell was born the son of Erling and Lucille (Schultz) Rostad on March 16, 1950 in Columbus, WI. He was a graduate of Columbus High School. Darrell was married to Bonnie Thiede on May 17, 1975 at Zion Ev. Lutheran Church in Columbus. He was employed with Enerpac in Columbus for over 40 years until his retirement. After his retirement in 2015, Darrell and Bonnie made their home in Northeast Wisconsin where they enjoyed many hours the past several years on their property. Darrell especially enjoyed hunting, fishing, trap shooting, horseshoes, to mention a few and spending time with his grandson Jonah. He was a lifetime member of the Columbus Sportsman Association and North Bristol Sportsman Club and a member of the Wagner Sportsmans Club.

Darrell is survived by his wife Bonnie of 46 years; his son Ryan (Stacie) Rostad of Columbus; his grandson Jonah; sister Darlene Greisen of Columbus; brothers-in-law: Roger (Judy) Thiede of Trinity, FL and Ronald (Marjorie) Thiede of Columbus; sister-in-law Judy Thiede of Columbus; nieces, nephews, other relatives and numerous friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Donna Wodill; father and mother-in-law: Herb and Ruth Thiede; and brothers-in-law: Bill Greisen and Lauren Wodill.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, October 30, 2021 from noon until 5 p.m. at Savannah Oaks Community Center in Fall River. A private graveside service will be held at Hampden Cemetery, township of Hampden.

The family would like to thank the services provided by Wausaukee Rescue, Wagner Fire Dept, Marinette Hospital and Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital.

Darrell leaves behind many treasured memories for his loving family and friends. He will be forever in our hearts. We love you. – Bonnie, Ryan, Stacie and Jonah.


Condolence & Memory Journal


Our sympathy to you, Bonnie and Ryan ...I feel very privileged and lucky to have worked with him. And Ryan and our daughter, Sarah to have grown up together and as classmates. He will be deeply missed by a lot of relatives and friends.

Posted by Donna & Randy Retzlaff - Columbus, WI - Coworker   October 31, 2021

Bonnie and family. I was so sorry to hear of Darrell's passing. I'm sure everyone who knew him would say that he was a great guy and a terrific family man. I think that's a great legacy to leave behind. I know you'll all miss him terribly.

Posted by Jo Ann McBurney - Fall River, WI - Classmate   October 18, 2021

Just a note to let you know I am thinking of you. So sorry to hear the news of Darrell's passing. Sending you hugs and prayers.

Posted by Archan Jane Sramek - Beaver Dam, WI - Friend   October 16, 2021

Bonnie and family, My deepest sympathy for you all. I just wanted to say that those we love don't go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.
Love you and may God keep you safe and help you thru this journey.

Posted by Linda Heinreich - Las Vegas, NV - Friend   October 10, 2021

Bonnie, Ryan, Stacie, Jonah, extended family and friends, our hearts go out to you. Darrell was a kind, and loving guy. He will be missed by many but the memories of him will always be good ones.

Posted by Leroy and Donna Mather - Marshall, WI - Friend   October 10, 2021


Bonnie So Sorry to hear of Darrell's passing ,great memories from CHS , the Last Resort. Lots of Sun Shine Boys Party's. I especially remember when Darrell had his 1966 Chevy Chevelle , SS 396. He had a minor accident , and just felt terrible that his Chevelle was damaged. Bonnie You Take Good Care. May Darrell's soul rest in peace. Steve

Posted by Steven Weishoff - Columbus, WI   October 09, 2021

My deepest sympathies.

Posted by John Gransee - Hurley, WI - Friend   October 08, 2021

So sorry to hear of your sad loss Bonnie. I did not know him but I know he will be dearly missed. Prayers to you and your family. Joy Vander Sanden

Posted by Joy Vander Sanden - Columbus, WI - Friend   October 08, 2021

Bonnie, I'm SO very sorry for your immeasurable loss. I'm thinking of you at this time. Prayers for you . . .

Posted by Rhonda Warren Warren - Sun Prairie, WI - Classmate   October 08, 2021

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