Bruce Rossmeyer. May 28, 1943 – July 30, 2009.

brucerossmeyercyrilhuzeblogFamily and friends, please join us for a celebration of Bruce’s life on Tuesday, August 4, 2009 at 11:00am at Christ Presbyterian Church, 1035 W. Granada Blvd., Ormond Beach, FL with Pastor John Cole officiating. His family will also receive friends on Monday August 3, 2009 from 4-9pm at Lohman Funeral Home Ormond.

In lieu of flowers, please help us continue Bruce’s lifelong commitment to helping children in our communities. Memorial donations can be made to the Camp Boggy Creek, 30500 Brantley Branch Road, Eustis, FL 32736 Bobby Ctreek Camp or Boys and Girl’s Club of Volusia/Flagler Counties, 101 North Woodland Blvd., Ste 400, Deland, FL 32720-4296.

In addition, friends may send condolences to Lohman Funeral Homes . Arrangements are under the careful direction of Lohman Funeral Home Ormond. Bruce Rossmeyer’s Daytona Harley-Davidson at Destination Daytona, the Beach Street Location and New Smyrna will be closed on Tuesday, August 4 and will re-open on Wednesday, August 5.

5 Responses to “Bruce Rossmeyer. May 28, 1943 – July 30, 2009.”

  1. 1 iowaharleygirl Aug 1st, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    This is so so sad! My heart goes out to Mr. Rossmeyer’s family and friends. I don’t know this man personally but in his photos he always seemed like he loved life and especially loved Harley Davidson. I leave for Sturgis in the morning and I will be even more alert now because of this horrible tragedy.

    RIP Bruce Rossmeyer and look over all the bikers as we travel to Sturgis, SD.

  2. 2 bigalyts Aug 2nd, 2009 at 9:36 am

    God bless your Family and make sure I have a Bagger waiting for me when its my turn at the Pearly Gates, Bruce. Everybody look at every car like they are going to do someting stupid at anytime ! Everybody wear a real Helmet !

  3. 3 Quik Chanj(Stephen Curtis) Aug 3rd, 2009 at 4:27 am

    Mr. Bruce was a latecomer to the cycle world but he became one of the biggest advocates we had. He will be missed. My sincerest and utmost respectful empathy to the family. I can only hope that one of the family members will keep the Florida H.D. dynasty going.
    A loyal(DAV) advocate.

  4. 4 Sasha Aug 3rd, 2009 at 7:39 am

    What a very special man who gave so much. He is the example of a very generous soul. This tragedy touches hearts in ways that cannot be described. I always found Bruce Rossmeyer and his family (and dealership family) to be very enthusiastic and kind. It was marvelous to witness the unfolding of his career destiny in the Harley-Davidson dynasty. He certainly was a brave and bold leader. Bruce loved customer service. He loved service…to be of service to people. To create experiences for the consumer and to be hospitable to all. Though I didn’t really know him or his family that well, just from the position of observer I marveled at his accomplishments. He gave so much. He is an inspiration. Dreams do come true. Hard work and perserverance and passion and compassion seemed to be his motives. I read how people say he died doing what he loved. Well, he departed from this life in a most tragic manner doing what he loved to do so there’s a melancholy to this. Bruce – a man who truly provided quite the opportunity for Harley-Davidson to acquire a multitude of loyal consumers. And it all was sparked from a sheer passion for riding and giving and building up. Bruce – who provided incredible opportunity and experiences to those less fortunate, and those with a dream. Bruce – he lifted up hearts and created smiles. Oh dear Rossmeyer family, you’re all a treasure and your Patriarch truly lives on as an inspiration in so many ways. A fine example of both a leader and philanthropist and beautiful person. His legacy will live on forever, and may you all find solace and peace through your love as a family and from your loving friends, too, and in knowing that so many people loved your Bruce. I’m so sorry for your loss. His life is to be celebrated indeed. God bless you all.

  5. 5 Motorcycle Monster Aug 3rd, 2009 at 8:58 am

    Bruce Rossmeyer was our leader of the Pack. Every group of folks need an inspiration, a goal setter, a visionary and most importantly a “doer”. Bruce was all of those to the Harley World. Probably more than anyone in our hobby, Bruce, not only, was always thinking “outside the box”, he was inventing a new box. When he first purchased the Beach Street store, he invented a new venue and destination. Beach St. immediately became one of the main stops at Daytona. The list continued as he bought H D stores resturaunts, and finally the ultimate of all destinations, Destination Daytona. Bruce once told me that the City of Daytona really didn’t want Bikers. After an insulting comment at a city meeting, Bruce said he was “moving the party”. Wow, he not only moved it, he reinvented it. On another occation, when I was making arrangements to ship my bike to Sturgis, Bruce told me, don’t do that, I’ll loan you a bike. He did that for a new friend, just starting a new business, Motorcycle Monster, and I’ll never forget it. And when it came to helping folks it didn’t stop with bikers. Boggy Creek, a charity for ill children, received a promise of over a million bucks from Bruce over a 10 year period. He not only came thru, he brought his friends, celebrities, and riders, and gave much more. I often said Bruce had the Harley vision and passion more than anyone I knew, probably more than the Motor Company. There is a huge void in our HD world today, that may never be filled. Mr Rossmeyer was really special. One of the last things I heard Bruce say was to a HD guy as he started his scoot outside Destination Daytona. Wow, “those pipes sound great”. He was a real deal biker and I’ll miss him. RIP my friend.

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