OTTAWA - Ken Rosengarten, 66, of Ottawa, died at 10 a.m., Wednesday, May 1, 2013 at his residence.
He was born July 18, 1946 in McComb, to the late Norman Rosengarten and Martha (Niese) Rosengarten Bellman. On July 30, 1966, he married Judy Gerschutz and she survives in Ottawa.
Also surviving are his children, Lynette (Steve) Unterbrink of Ottawa, Lisa (Nate) Weis of Ottawa, Julie (Bill) Mifsud of Hilliard, Jackie (Ken) Basinger of Kalida, Kevin (Bridget) Rosengarten of Ottawa, Connie (Andy) Frankart of Leipsic, Buck (Amber) Rosengarten of Ottawa, and Brian (Kelli) Rosengarten of Leipsic; 23 grandchildren and one on the way; step-parents, Paul and Betty Bellman of Ottawa; a brother, Bob Rosengarten of South Carolina; a sister, Marilyn Monesmith of Florida; and his mother-in-law, Lollie Gerschutz of Ottawa.
He was preceded in death by his father-in-law, Virgil Gerschutz.
Ken retired from Philips where he was known as "Jelly Belly" and served on the PEA Board. He was a member of Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa. He served with the National Guard, was a member of the Ottawa Eagles, Knights of Columbus, and the Ottawa American Legion, and a social member of Ottawa VFW. Ken loved NASCAR and classic cars. He especially loved to spend time with his family, but most of all he loved his time with his grandchildren, watching them swim in his pool, playing with matchbox cars and legos, snuggling with them at nap time and sitting around the campfire. He was a great supervisor who never met a stranger.
A Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated at 10 a.m. Monday, May 6, at Sts. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, Ottawa with Fr. Matt Jozefiak officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery.
Arrangements were handled by Love Funeral Home, Ottawa.
Memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.
Condolences can be expressed at: www.lovefuneralhome.com.