Obituary of John Robert Rosenberg
John Robert Rosenberg was born at home on November 25, 1933. He died peacefully from complications of cancer at home with his family at his side on Sunday, April 9, 2023. John was the second of five children born to Robert and Frieda (Leiding) Rosenberg. He was born, raised, and went to school in rural Dunnell, MN.
John first dated LaVaun Green at the Interlaken ballroom in Fairmont, MN, on Thanksgiving Day evening 1956. They were married in Ledyard, IA, on September 27, 1958, and raised three children, Angela, Gregory, and Laura.
John moved to Fairmont in 1952 to work at the Fairmont Canning Company. He remained a devoted employee of the “plant” as it changed owners and names over the years. After 55 years, he retired from Fairmont Foods in 2007. As a young man, John enjoyed dancing, roller skating, and playing softball. He was a loyal fan of the Fairmont Cardinals, the Vikings, and Twins. He bowled in the Monday night bowling league at Bowlmor Lanes and was their secretary for more than 25 years. John was an early member of the Rose Lake Golf Club. He served on the Fairmont Park Board for several years. He was a member of St. John Vianney Church in Fairmont.
Above all, John was devoted to family and friends. He could be counted on for lending a helping hand, weekly visits to his parents, and attending his children’s, grandchildren’s, and others’ sports and school events. He is survived by his wife of 64 years, LaVaun; children Angela (Bruce) Hauger of Duluth, Greg (Leah Goff) of Minnetonka, and Laura (Gerald) Gallati of St. Anthony Village; grandchildren Hannah Gallati, Lily and Jake Hauger, Callia Hauger Cadotte, Erika Hauger Bakke, and Lindsay and Mike Goff; eight great-grandchildren; sister Grace Ammann; brothers Martin (Beulah) Rosenberg and Marvin (Marsha) Rosenberg; brother-in-law Roger (Pat) Green and sister-in-law Arlis Green; many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.
John was preceded in death by his parents, parents-in-law, sister Bertina Laue, brothers-in-law Ralph Ammann and Bill Green, and nephew Jason Green.
The family would like to sincerely thank the staff of Tradition in Brooklyn Park and Interim HealthCare Home Health and Hospice Services for their good care of John.
A celebration of life will be held on Wednesday, May 3 at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, MN, with visitation starting at noon and the service at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests you donate to your favorite cause.