Rosanne Marie Blesma

February 13, 1940August 2, 2018

Rosanne Marie “Zan” Blesma passed away August 2, 2018 at her home. Rosanne was born on Feb. 13, 1940 in Holland, Michigan to Harvey and Geraldine Lockman, and was raised in Alden. She married Jack Blesma on February 24, 1962 in Alden, MI. Rosanne was a police officer who served the Village of Elk Rapids for 31 years, retiring in 2000. She was very active in her community being a Cub Scout den mother, was a charter member of the Elk Rapids Ambulance, volunteered at the Senior Center, and was not only a police officer but interim Chief of Police and deputy clerk. In her free time, she enjoyed fishing and camping. She is survived by her husband Jack, one daughter; Jackie Sue Haase, two sons; Grant (Therese) and Bruce (Gerelyn), grandchildren; Tiia (Nate) Sinke, Mikayla Blesma and Trevor and Hunter Blesma, great-great grandchildren Harpper and Quinn Sinke, sisters; Sharon (Larry) Anderson, Janet (Larry) Rysztak, Judy Windish, and brother Clifford (Vicky) Lockman. She was preceded in death by both her parents, and first husband John Morris in 1957. A memorial service will be held on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 at 3:00 p.m. from the Covell Funeral Home in Elk Rapids, Dr. Jim Lawrence officiating. The family will greet visitors beginning at 2:00. Memorial contributions appreciated to the American Diabetes Association.


  • American Diabetes Association


  • Visitation Tuesday, August 7, 2018
  • Memorial Service Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Rosanne Marie Blesma

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Susie Shultz

August 25, 2018

Jack and family, Jack, I'm Susie Stanford -Shultz, Jean Farrell Stanford's daughter, niece of Chips Farrell. Mom, Chips, Fred Davis, Dean, you et al , years ago, would meet at the Cherry Bucket for coffee, rolls, jokes and an overall good time. I remember those times fondly. I'm am so sorry about the loss of your Rosanne. I don't believe I ever met her. Please accept my condolences.

Embracing you in my thoughts, Jack,

Jimmy Patrick

August 6, 2018

Jack & family,

I was saddened to hear of Zan’s passing. She was a such a pioneer in law enforcement. I have nothing but the fondest memories of her and Jack over a cup of coffee in her kitchen when I was very young deputy sheriff in Antrim Co.

May your family find strength in all the memories, and may she Rest In Peace.


Capt. Jimmy G. Patrick, Ret. MSP

Danielle Skinner

August 4, 2018

Dear Jack, Jackie, Grant, Bruce, and families, please accept my deepest condolences, in Roseann's passing. I am saddened to hear of this, as I have so many great thoughts and memories of both Roseann and yourself Jack, from growing up in that beautiful little town of ours. My mom really thought the world of you both, also. I feel like whenever someone from back home leaves this world, another piece of my life puzzle of memories, is taken away also. 😥 I'm praying for each of you as you go forward, thru this sad and painful time. 🙏
Much love, Dannie Skinner❤

Bonny and Ron Webber

August 4, 2018

Dear Jack, Jackie, Grant and Bruce, Ron and I are so sorry to learn of your loss. Roseanne was one of the kindest and most thoughtful friend that our mother and family had. Our memories growing up in Elk Rapids include "Jack and Roseanne with Dad and Mom." Please know that our prayers and thoughts are with you. All our Love Bonny and Ron Webber

Maureen Bradfield-Burfiend

August 4, 2018

Dear Jack, Jackie, Grant and Bruce,
Rich and I send our love and prayers. Heaven has gained one incredible Angel today. Rosanne was a great friend to my Mom and I have very happy memories of her. I wish we could attend the service, but we will make a donation to The American Diabetes Association in her name.
Maureen and Rich