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Harold F. Rosenow

February 21, 1930 ~ December 10, 2018 (age 88)

Harold F. “Rosie” Rosenow, 88, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Monday, December 10, 2018.

Rosie was born February 21, 1930 in La Porte, Indiana to the late Harry and Dora (Diesslin) Rosenow.

On June 11, 1960 in La Porte, Indiana, Rosie married Judie Zellers who preceded him in death on June 30, 2018.

Rosie graduated from La Porte High School in 1947.  He then studied at Acme Institute of Technology in South Bend and also at Purdue North Central.  He was a draftsman at Clark Equipment and also worked at Allis Chalmers, Gardex, Hilltop Tavern, Brown Trailer, Budd Company, Whirlpool, Plat Book Company, and Maple City Car Wash.  Rosie was a member of La Porte First United Methodist Church where he was the longest serving usher and a building superintendent. He was a Staff Sargent in the United States Army during the Korean War, a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 83 and of the V.F.W. Post 1130, Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, a 50 year member of the Excelsior Masonic Lodge 41 F & AM, a blood donor, Troop Committee of the Boy Scouts of America Troop 396, Charter Member of the La Porte ski club, Pine Lake Cemetery Board, a former member of Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity. When Rosie returned from Korea in 1953, he never missed a Fourth of July parade.

Rosie leaves behind a son, Ronald Rosenow of Yorktown, Indiana; two daughters, Kari (Jim) Gazdick, and Shari (John) Presnell both of La Porte, Indiana; and five grandchildren, Abby, Ashley, Nick, Joey, and John John.

Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. on Thursday, December 13, 2018 at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana, with a Masonic service at 7 p.m.

Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 14, 2018 in the funeral home. Family and friends may visit an hour before the service at 9 a.m. in the funeral home.  Pastor Bob Vale will officiate.  Burial will follow with Military Honors in Pine Lake Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to La Porte First United Methodist Church, 1225 Michigan Avenue, La Porte, Indiana 46350 or The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Indiana Chapter, 9075 N. Meridian Street, Suite 150, Indianapolis, Indiana 46260.

Prayers, condolences and memories may be shared with the family at Essling Funeral

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