Henry Rosengarten, Jr.
Thursday, April 25, 2013 6:25 AM
LEIPSIC - Henry Rosengarten, Jr., 79, was surrounded by his family this week, before he passed away at 3:15 a.m. Sunday, April 14, 2013.
Henry was born in Leipsic on July 30, 1933 to the late Henry and Francis (Kreinbrink) Rosengarten. On August 31, 1957, he married Genevieve M. Hermiller. Genevieve preceded Henry in death on Sept. 24, 1997. He then married Emma R. (Bidlack) Crone on Sept. 11, 1998. She survives in Leipsic.
Henry is survived by his children, Rebecca (Larry) Hilvers of Napoleon, Roseann Rosengarten of Leipsic, Dean (Jane) Rosengarten of Leipsic, Sandra (Gilbert) Mosher of Harbor Springs, Mich., Shirley Brenner of Port Clinton, and Dora (Mike) Kujawa of Perrysburg; 10 grandchildren, Christina (Jason) Schwiebert, Jeana Hilvers, Jonathon Hilvers, Sarah Rosengarten, Angie Rosengarten, Lindsay Rosengarten, Brianne Rosengarten, Joe Updike, Bryce Cherko and Karis Cherko; six step-grandchildren, Scott, Heather and Alison Kujawa, Alicia Dionne, and Michael and Micayla Morris; and one great-grandson, Carter Roberts; three step children, Jamie (Harold) Householder of Fort Wayne, Ind., Ginger (Jerry) Olds of Paulding, and Ron (Pam) Crone of Grover Hill; and six step grandchildren and 13 step great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his brothers, Linus, Bernard (Doris), Jack (Ruth) and Jerry (Lucretia) Rosengarten; a sister-in-law, Thelma Kuhlman; and brothers-in-law, Omer Recker and Paul Bellman. He is survived by five brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Art (Ronnie), LaVerne (Marge), Carl (Bertha), Dennis, and John (MaryAnn) Hermiller, and Art Schimmoeller; four sisters-in-law, Doris (Cleo) Liebrecht, Florence (Thad) Schroeder, Donna (Adrian) Utrup, and Margaret Schimmoeller; sisters-in-law: Ruth Hermiller, LouAnn Hermiller; and his step in-laws, Frieda, Paul (Shirley), Jim (Connie) Bidlack, Mary (Raymond) Hoverman and Edna (Dale) Spitnale.
He was preceded in death by his daughter, Teresa "Buffy" Haman; brothers and sisters-in-law, Art, Virgil (Ann), Norman (Martha), Carl, Thomas, Albert Rosengarten; and his sister, Sally Recker; brothers-in-law, Wilfred and Richard Hermiller; and sisters-in-law, Delores Schimmoeller, Rosalie Rosengarten and Arlene Rosengarten.
Henry was a member of New Cleveland Holy Family Catholic Church. Henry was employed at Sylvania/Phillips for 39 years, retiring in 1992. He was an avid member of Knight of Columbus, a Grand Knight in 1967 and a 4th Degree member. Many people will remember him though his promotion and planning of the new K of C building, chicken fries and polka dances. He was a member of Ottawa Eagles and Polka Boosters as well. Henry was a Boy Scout master of Troop 260 in New Cleveland for approximately 15 years. Henry loved polka dancing, including dancing in his wooden shoes. He loved to travel and camp, taking his family on long summer trips throughout the United States.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17, at Holy Family Catholic Church, New Cleveland with Fr. Stephen Schroeder officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Leipsic.
Memorial contributions may be made to Putnam County Home Care and Hospice, Holy Family Catholic Church, or a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences may be expressed at www.lovefuneralhome.com