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Edward D. Rosenberger

Published: Wednesday, April 23, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

ROSCOE – Edward D. Rosenberger, 83, of Roscoe, formerly of Sterling, died Monday, April 21, 2014, at Beloit Health and Rehabilitation Center in Beloit, Wis.

He was born Feb. 9, 1931, in Toledo, Iowa, the son Blanche (Berger) and George Rosenberger Sr. He was united in marriage to Elaine J. Rebik on Dec. 7, 1947, in Tama, Iowa. She preceded him in death on Aug. 9, 2009.

He began his career as a printer in Tama, Iowa. He later worked for the Clinton Herald, and began a long relationship with Rochelle Printing. Change brought him to join Rock River Printers, where he remained until his retirement. He was an avid Chicago Bears and Chicago Cubs fan. Ed also enjoyed traveling, watching college basketball, bowling, and fishing in his younger days.

Those left to honor his memory include a daughter, Vicki (Jeff) Schonning of Roscoe; a son, James Rosenberger of Mount Morris; a brother, George Rosenberger Jr., and his family of Tama, Iowa; two sisters-in-law, Beverly Rebik of Solon, Iowa, and Norma Novotny of West Des Moines, Iowa; his loving grandchildren, Denise (Mark) Reeser, Lori (Mike) Carlson, and Cherra (Rob) Meloy; and his great-grandchildren, Hayley Reeser, Nolen Reeser, Austin Carlson, Alex Carlson, Declan Meloy, and Patrick Meloy.

He also was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Friday and the funeral at 2 p.m. Friday at McDonald Funeral Home, 505 First Ave., Sterling, with the Rev. Scott Whalen, pastor, officiating. Cremation rites will be accorded after the services.

A memorial has been established to Beloit Health and Rehabilitation Center, 1905 W. Hart Road, Beloit, Wis. 53511.

Visit mcdonaldfuneralhomes.com to send condolences.

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