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Donald Rosenkranz

Donald Earl Rosenkranz, the son of Earl and Delphine (Clark) Rosenkranz was born on May 30, 1946 in Breckenridge, Minnesota.  He died at the age of 70 on Wednesday March 8, 2017. 

Don was raised in the home of his parents and was the 2nd oldest of four children.  He was educated in the Rosholt, SD School System.  He was a man of many talents and one of those people that was never average or mediocre at anything.   Most of his “first attempts” would have been products of great satisfaction for most, involving much time and effort.  He was a perfectionist and took great pride in making things beautiful from laying flooring, woodwork, mechanical issues, to yardwork.  Don had a big heart, loved people, always wanting to help where he could.   He had a wonderful sense of humor and couldn’t resist an opportunity to tease someone, always being kind with his words and had a healthy appetite for laughter.

Don was very active in his community and church, whether it be serving breakfast or lending a helping hand to the needs of the congregation and church.  Not many basketball or football games started or ended without Don and Sue in the stands.  He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, camping with friends and family, and relaxing at the lake with Sue and “the boys”; their beloved dogs Boone, Bud, and Tucker. 

He had a great love, respect and admiration for his family and was so proud of his sons Dennis and Scott, and their accomplishments and service to their country.  His face lit up when he spoke of his children and grandchildren.  He truly enjoyed his family and cherished every minute with them.

Don is survived by his loving wife and best friend, Sue; his children, Dennis (Addi Jo) and Scott (Tina) Rosenkranz; stepson, Scott (Melissa) Stutrud; grandchildren, Tianna and Maeghan Rosenkranz; sister, Faye (Tom) Erickson, Naomi Rosenkranz (friend Charles); a brother, David (Debbie) Rosenkranz; and several nieces, nephews, cousins, and an aunt.  He was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation will be from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm Monday, with a prayer service and sharing of memories beginning at 7:00 pm at Calvary Evangelical Free Church, Rugby, ND.

Memorial Service will be held at 10:00 am Tuesday at the church with Pastor Don Barsness officiating.

Posted Condolences:

So very sorry to learn of Don passing away. I will remember him as always wanting to be busy and coming up with new ideas to try. He seemed to enjoy his yard work, visiting and laughing with people and camping, and so much more.  He will surely be missed by many.  Our thoughts are with you, Sue and family.  Sincerest sympathy, Andy and Deanne Fedje

Sue very sorry to hear about Don. Prayers to yoy and your family.
Allan and Debbie Hoffart

Sue, So very sorry to hear about Don.  He definitely will be missed.
Diane Jaeger

I am sure the family is so aware of what a wonderful person Don was but we wanted to add that he assembled so many friend through his life who greatly respected and loved him. We are very saddened that he will not be here making memories with us, but look forward to the day when we will see him restored to health in heaven.
Jerry and Sharon Harmel

Dear Sue & Family
So sorry to hear about Don.  Our thoughts & prayers are with you.
Fred & Ginger Schmidtke

I'm so sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers and hugs.
Sarah Kaylor

You are in my thoughts and prayers. May you find peace at this time of sadness.
Jane Gunter


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