one hour prior to the service at the church only on Monday
Nazareth Lutheran Church
11 a.m., Monday, January 16, 2017
Pastor Lauri Boysen - Officiating
Armstrong Grove Cemetery
Ellen Rosenberg, the daughter of John and Marie Mance, was born November 20, 1929, in Norfolk, Virginia. She passed away Wednesday, January 11, 2017, at Valley Vue Care Center in Armstrong, Iowa at the age of 87.
On March 28, 1954, Ellen was united in marriage to Melvin Rosenberg. Following Melvin's honorable discharge from military service, Melvin and Ellen made their home in the Armstrong area where they raised their family and farmed for 46 years. They enjoyed being "snowbirds" and spending their winter months in Arizona. For hobbies, she enjoyed crocheting, collecting dolls, camping and quarter slot machines. Melvin died in 2012. She then made her home at Valley Vue Care Center.
She was a member of Nazareth Lutheran Church and Armstrong VFW Auxiliary.
Left to cherish Ellen's memory are her sons, Michael Rosenberg and his wife, Sherry of Hartley, Iowa; Dale Rosenberg of Armstrong and his partner, Ron Mugge; four grandchildren, Jarrett Smith and his fiancé, Mara; Jeff Smith and his friend, Rachael; Joe Smith and his wife, Megan; Alyssa Anderson and her husband, Travis and great grandchildren.
Preceding Ellen in death were her parents, husband, sisters, Doris and June and brother, John Jr.