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George C. Rosene

Published April 14,2014

Obituary's Biography:

George C. Rosene entered eternal life on January 28, 2014 at Oak Crest (Dekalb Area Retirement Center) in Dekalb, IL at the age of 86 years. George was born to Elmer Carl Rosene and Fannie Wallace Rosene on May 31, 1927 in Princeton, IL. He moved with his family to Grayslake when he was two years old. George served in the US Navy from 1945 to 1946 at the end of World War II. On September 4, 1948 he married his high school sweetheart, Dorothy Poeske in Waukegan, IL. George was a family man and truly enjoyed cheering on his sons at their high school athletic events including taking 8mm movies of their games. He served in several capacities at his church and was faithful in his attendance at services. George was predeceased by his brothers, LaVern and Lowell and his sister Genevieve Beck as well as a new-born brother, Carl E. Rosene. He is survived by his wife of 65+ years, Dorothy Rosene, his sons Stephen C. Rosene of Shabbona, IL and Michael C. (Pamela) Rosene of Carbondale, IL. His grandchildren, Jonathan C. (Megan) Rosene of Picton, New Zealand, Jeremy (Amanda) Rosene of Carbondale, IL and Krista (Jonathon) Hunzicker of Fayettville, NC; also his step grandchildren Pammela (John) Cooper of Yorkville, IL and Richard (Jennifer) Sweeney of Malta, IL and by nine great-grandchildren. A memorial service will be held on Saturday April 26, 2014 at 11:30am at Shepherd of the Lakes Lutheran Church 285 Washington St. Grayslake, IL 60030. If desired, memorials may be directed to Bethesda Lutheran Communities in Watertown, WI or the American Heart Association. All funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium. For information, please call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.