WICHITA — Douglas Dean Rosenberg, age 65, of Wichita went to be with the Lord on Nov. 9, 2013, after a three year battle with cancer. He was born to Verlyn and Lillian Rosenberg June 14, 1948, at Phillipsburg.
In 1952, the family moved to Great Bend. After graduating from high school, Douglas enlisted in the United States Navy and served from 1966 until 1969. Most of his time in the Navy was spent on the USS Kitty Hawk. He was very proud to have served his country. Douglas worked for his dad at Rosenberg Engine Service before starting his own business Rosenberg Unit Sales. He moved to Wichita in 2005 where he became a maintenance foreman for Farmland then later Highland Dairy. He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He spent many hours doing these favorite things.
Survivors include his companion and best friend, Helen Rowe of Wichita, and their daughter Michele Rosenberg of Phoenix, Ariz.; his mother, Lillian Rosenberg of Great Bend; step-children, Carrie Rowe of Wichita, Jerry Rowe and wife Rhonda of Great Bend, Randy Rowe and wife Tiff of Park City; two sisters, Joyce VanCamp of Great Bend, Kay Cook and husband David of Tulsa, Okla.; three brothers, Neil Rosenberg and wife Carolyn of Winter Park, Colo., Rex Rosenberg of Great Bend, and Mark Rosenberg and wife Debbie of Great Bend; five step-grandchildren; three step-great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. Douglas is also survived by a loving church family at Wichita Heights Baptist Church in Park City, which he attended faithfully until he was unable to.
He was preceded in death by his father and sister, Barbara Casey.
Funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 13, at Bryant Funeral Home in Great Bend, with the Rev. J.P. McCamey officiating. Burial will follow at Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may call Tuesday from 1-9 p.m. with family present from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Kansas Honor Flights as Douglas was planning to participate in the next flight honoring all his fellow veterans, in care of Bryant Funeral Home.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home**
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, Nov. 10, 2013