SAUK RAPIDS -- A Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of George L. Rosenberger, age 89, of Sauk Rapids, will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, Sept. 16, 2005, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sauk Rapids, Minn. George died on Sept. 12, 2005, at his home surrounded by his loving family. The Rev. Ronald Weyrens will officiate. Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls, Minn., at 1 p.m. on Friday.
Friends may call between 4-9 p.m. on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 9 a.m. on Friday at the church in Sauk Rapids, Minn. Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 622 will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home in St. Cloud followed by Sacred Heart parish prayers at 7 p.m.
George was born on March 11, 1916, in St. Cloud, Minn., to George and Alma (Lindenberg) Rosenberger. He served in the U.S. Army during WW II. He married Genevieve Hiemenz on Sept. 6, 1937, in St. Mary's Cathedral in St. Cloud. He lived in St. Cloud most of his life where he was employed as a meat cutter by Eddie's Market and later as an instructor of meat cutting at the Minnesota Correctional Facility in St. Cloud. He was a member of FOE Aerie 622, the Catholic Order of Foresters and Sacred Heart Parish. George will be remembered as a family man. He was a talented craftsman who loved to hunt, fish and play cards. He spent his winters in Apache Junction, Ariz., and summers at Boy Lake, north of Longville, Minn.
Survivors include his children, Tom (Betty), of Brainerd, Terry (Mary), of St. Cloud, Dianne Peterson (Gary), of Dayton, Sue Ebnet (John), of St. Cloud, Linda Fletcher (Rich Nothnagel), of St. Cloud, Steve (Dee Browning), of Andover, Ann Rausch (Matt), of St. Michael, Julie Radobenko (Bill), of Coeur d'Alene, Idaho; 21 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; and sister, Mary Ann Schindler (Ken), of Richfield.
He was preceded in death by his wife on Sept. 17, 1999; parents; brothers, Cyril, Florian, Ralph, Adrian, Harold and Bernard; sisters, Lorraine Bormes, Eileen Brule and Renee Reine; and one great-granddaughter, Kassidy Rosenberger.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.
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