Josephine Rosenau

Sept. 25, 1920 – Dec. 30, 2019

Josephine Rosenau, age

99, of Nevada died on

Monday, December 30,

2019 at Nevada Nursing

and Rehab in Nevada.

She was born in Horners-

ville, MO to George W.

Keating, Sr. and Jennie

Fitzgerald Keating on Sep-

tember 25, 1920. She met

and married Clarence O.

Rosenau of Willow City,

ND on April 17, 1946 and

he preceded her in death

on July 18, 1995.

Josephine grew up in S.

E. Missouri, graduated

from Hornersville High

School in 1938 and was

employed in defense

plants in St. Louis during

WWII. Following her

marriage to Clarence, on

his return from service

the couple moved to ND

spending 23 years in

Minot when he was em-

ployed at the VA Hospital

and Minot Air Force Base.

They then moved to Wil-

low City where they

operated a small grocery

store for 13 years. They

retired in 1984 and spent

their remaining years

traveling and visiting with

family and friends.

In 1997 she moved to

the west coast spending

time with children in Ore-

gon and California, mov-

ing back to Neosho, MO

in 2004, and then to Neva-

da in 2009. She enjoyed

walking with her Lord,

reading, corresponding

with family and friends.

She was a member of

Trinity Lutheran Church

in Nevada, MO.

Survivors include two

children: a son, Nicholas

Rosenau (Lois), and a

daughter, Melanie Champ

(Tom), both of Dallas,

Oregon; one son-in-law,

Orvel Griffith of Nevada;

three grandchildren; one

great-grandson; and

dearest friends and care-

givers, Kathy Sivils of

Nevada, and the late Larry

Sivils. She was preceded

in death by her husband,

Clarence; parents; one

daughter, Candance Grif-

fith; two brothers, Jack

Keating, and George W.

Keating, Jr.; and one sis-

ter, Floda Mae Hatton.

Memorial services will

be held at 10:30 a.m. on

Monday, January 6, 2019

at Trinity Lutheran

Church, 1630 N. Ash St.

in Nevada with Pastor

Johannes Brann officiat-

ing. Committal of ashes

will take place next to her

husband at Sunset

Memorial Gardens, Minot,

ND, at a later date.

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