Wednesday, August 8th, 2012
Martha M. Rosenbeck, 88, formerly of Chickasaw and New Bremen, died at 2:55 a.m. Aug. 5, 2012, at Briarwood Village, Coldwater.
She was born Dec. 22, 1923, near Minster, to John and Alvina (Berning) Horstman. On Nov. 7, 1942, she married Eugene Rosenbeck, who preceded her in death.
Survivors include her children, Eugene (Bonnie) Rosenbeck, Wapakoneta, John Rosenbeck, Harwood, Texas, Dennis Rosenbeck, Cincinnati, Vernon (Karen) Rosenbeck, Russia, Patrick "Buck" (Lisa) Rosenbeck, Coldwater, Jeff (Marcia) Rosenbeck, Chickasaw, Joan Zachariah, Ada, Rose (Richard) Obringer, Coldwater, and Ann (Neal) Forsthoefel, Portland, Ore.; two sisters, Rita Harting and Katie Horstman, both of Minster; two sisters-in-law, Oneda Horstman, New Knoxville, and Julia Horstman, Michigan; 25 grandchildren; and 30 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a daughter, Martha Jean Rosenbeck, and five brothers, Henry, Anthony, William, John and Cletus Horstman.
She was a member of the Precious Blood Catholic Church, Chickasaw, where she taught religion classes. She was a member of the former New Bremen Women's Club and was active in the 4-H and Cub Scouts in Mercer County. She was a volunteer and helped with the formation of the Mercer County Crisis Center in Celina. She worked at Home Health Care and Valley Nursing Home in St. Marys and had owned and operated the former Grandma's Bed and Breakfast in New Bremen.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Friday at the church, the Rev. Eugene Schnipke officiating. Interment will be in the church cemetery.
Calling is 5-8 p.m. Thursday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and one hour prior to the services Friday at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Mercer County Crisis Center, Celina.
Condolences may be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.