Ethel Marie Rosenberger, 89

Ethel Marie Rosenberger, 89, of Tama, passed away Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at Sunny Hill Care Center in Tama. A Private Family Graveside Service will be held at Woodlawn Cemetery in Toledo with Pastor Warren Riley officiating. Visitation will be held Friday, September 23, 2022, from 4-7 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.

Ethel was born on October 28, 1932, at home in Tama County, Iowa, the daughter of Eugene and Marie (Wilcox) Burnes.

She graduated from Tama High School. Education was very important to Ethel and while in high school she was a member of the National Honor Society.

On December 26, 1950, she was united in marriage to George Rosenberger in Toledo, Iowa. They were married for sixty-nine years. Ethel worked at Loftus Grocery and Beehive in Tama and various other retail places. Her greatest accomplishment was raising her family. Ethel was a member of the Methodist Church Circle and Tama-Toledo Country Club. She and George enjoyed golfing and the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Survivors include one daughter, Darcy (Dan) Ferguson, of Cedar Rapids; three sons: Scott (Teed) Rosenberger, of Tama, Stuart Rosenberger, of Chelsea and Shane Rosenberger, of Coralville; daughter-in-law, Linda Rosenberger, of Toledo; fourteen grandchildren: Wesley Ferguson, Beth (Brad) Barvinek, Brandi (Rick) Zhorne, Jessica Rosenberger, Trisha Werner, Nick Rosenberger, Josh Rosenberger, Jake (Hannah) Rosenberger, Dr. Treye Rosenberger (Trace Nebel), Leigh Sauer, Todd (Meg) Rosenberger, Lesley (Ryan) Mathes, Ty (Tamara) Rosenberger, Naomi (Kelly) Chyma; thirty-four great grandchildren; two great-great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, George on March 18, 2020; son, Steve Rosenberger; granddaughters, Paige Jacobi and Aubrey Rosenberger at birth; five brothers: Mert Mead, Ray Burnes, Don Burnes, Bob Burnes and Dick Burnes; and one sister, Ruth Rucker.