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George B. Rosenberger

March 19, 2020
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

George B. Rosenberger, 90, of Tama, passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at Sunny Hill Care Center in Tama. There will be no public services held at this time due to the COVID-19 circumstances. If possible, a Celebration of Life will be planned in June to coincide with George's 91st birthday. An announcement will be made when a date is set.

George was born on June 14, 1929, in Toledo, Iowa, the son of George N. and Blanche (Berger) Rosenberger.

He graduated from Toledo High School.

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George B. Rosenberger

On December 26, 1950, he was united in marriage to Ethel Burnes in Toledo, Iowa. George was an over the road trucker and his nickname was "Highway". He mostly drove for the Tama Paper Mill retiring from full time in 1979. He also worked at the Paper Mill part time. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles and the Tama-Toledo Country Club. He was also a job steward for the Teamster Union. George enjoyed golfing, playing cards and driving around town checking everything out. He was a big Hawkeye fan.

Survivors include his wife of sixty-nine years, Ethel of Tama; one daughter, Darcy (Dan) Ferguson of Cedar Rapids; three sons, Scott (Teed) Rosenberger of Tama, Stuart Rosenberger of Belle Plaine, and Shane Rosenberger of Coralville; a daughter-in-law, Linda Rosenberger of Tama; fourteen grandchildren, Wesley Ferguson, Beth (Brad) Barvinek, Brandy (Rick) Zhorne, Jessica Rosenberger, Trisha Werner, Nick Rosenberger, Josh Rosenberger, Jake (Hannah) Rosenberger, Paige Rosenberger (Brady Jacobi), Treye (Trace Nebel) Rosenberger, Leigh Sauer (Louie Sauer), Todd (Meg) Rosenberger, Lesley (Ryan) Mathes, and Ty (Tamara) Rosenberger; thirty-two great-grandchildren; one great-great grandchild on the way; and several nieces and nephews.

Preceding him in death were his parents; one son, Steve Rosenberger; one brother, Eddie (Elaine) Rosenberger; and a granddaughter at birth, Aubrey Rosenberger.

A memorial fund will be established.



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