Obituary: Gary Rosenau
October 2, 2023
Gary Rosenau, age 88, of Bordulac, N.D., passed away Saturday, September 23, 2023, during his last harvest near Carrington, N.D.
Gary's visitation was Thursday, Sept. 28 from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m., at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington, and continued from 6:00 -7:00 p.m., at the Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington, followed by a prayer service at 7:00 p.m.
A funeral service was held Friday, September 29 at 10:30 a.m., at the Federated Church UCC/UMC, Carrington, with Rev. Rick Loewen officiating. Clara Edwardson was organist and Lois Clark was vocalist. Congregational hymn was "On Eagle's Wing." His burial was at the Carrington Cemetery.
Pallbearers were Titus Timm, Tanner Timm, Chase Rosenau, Caylor Rosenau Jayden Rosenau, Savanna Benson, Michael Myers, Sara Myers, Justin Myers, Lukas Rosenau, Tyler Rosenau, Nolan Kratz and Kohl Kratz.
Honorary pallbearers were all of Gary's great-grandchildren.
Gary Allan Rosenau was born December 16, 1934, in Carrington, N.D., to Wilferd and Ruth (Hains) Rosenau. He attended Rosehill #4 through eighth grade and later graduated from Carrington High School in 1952.
He married Helen Neumiller on January 5, 1961, at the Federated Church in Carrington. They lived on the WA Rosenau homestead before moving to Bordulac in 1965, where he still resided.
Gary's calling was in agriculture, whether he was farming, ranching, hauling hay, or "supervising" his family's operations. He was often called the "straw boss" during harvest and his family could always count on him being at the end of the field with a warm coke and a ride. In 1971, Gary and Helen became owners of Rosenau Seed and Supply. Then in 1990, they started a recycling business called 4R's Recycling.
Gary enjoyed collecting John Deere toys and antique machinery. Later in life, Gary and Helen would host a Threshing Bee for the community every fall. He would also fix up old tractors for the annual tractor treks, where he was a devoted participant. Gary took pride in sharing his experience to his family of how farming was back in the day.
Gary also enjoyed spending time at the Carrington Senior Citizen's Club. His family will forever remember his ability to ask the same question in twenty different ways. Grandpa Gary rarely missed a birthday party, ball game, baptism, or any other family event for his grandchildren, cherishing his great-grandchildren just as much. He truly loved his family unconditionally.
Gary is survived by his four children, Tanya (Curt) Timm, Kensal, Troy (Jane) Rosenau, Thad (Ronda) Rosenau, both of Carrington, and Tyrone (Sheri) Rosenau, Jamestown; thirteen grandchildren, Titus (Jess) Timm, Tanner (Annie) Timm, Chase Rosenau, Caylor (Kelly) Rosenau, Jayden Rosenau, Savanna (Bryce) Benson, Michael Myers, Sara (Tanner) Myers, Justin Myers, Lukas (Misty) Rosenau, Tyler Rosenau, Nolan Kratz and Kohl Kratz; 10 great-grandchildren, Tristen, Jaelyn, Jada, Trevor, Harlee, Addie, Rhett, Ruby, Jagger, and Rowdy with baby Benson expected soon; a sister, Peggy (Ed) Smith; a brother, Jack Rosenau and a special friend, Carol Engel.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Helen; parents, Wilferd and Ruth Rosenau; infant sister, Lauralee and a sister-in-law, Carol Rosenau.
Memorials may be made to the Carrington Cemetery, P.O. Box 355, Carrington, ND 58421.
Arrangements by Evans Funeral Home, Carrington and New Rockford, N.D.