Jim ‘Rosie’ Rosenberger


Jim “Rosie” Rosenberger, 71, of Columbus died at 1:58 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2016, at his home.

Born July 13, 1945, in Columbus, he was the son of Robert F. and Grace M. Setser Rosenberger, both of whom preceded him in death. He married Nancy C. Stearns on Aug. 27, 1967. She preceded him in death March 13, 2016.

Rosie was active in the lumber business all his life and for the past 30 years was employed with Bender Lumber. He was a member of East Columbus United Methodist Church in Columbus Moose Lodge and the National Rifle Association.

A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed softball, bowling and golf. In 1996, he was the recipient of the Dwayne Grooms Award in recognition of his outstanding leadership, participation and sportsmanship as demonstrated throughout a distinguished softball career in Columbus.

Survivors include his son, Scott (Amy) Rosenberger of Columbus; a grandson, Jack Rosenberger of Columbus; brother, Don (Midge) Rosenberger of Columbus; and a sister, Kay (Michael) Lawson of Florida.

The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at Barkes, Weaver & Glick Funeral Home on Washington Street with the Rev. Charles Aigner officiating. Burial will be at Daugherty Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday and from 9 a.m. until time of service Saturday.

Memorials may be made to East Columbus United Methodist Church or Future Farmers of America.

Condolences and special memories may be shared with the family and a video tribute may be viewed at barkesweaverglick.com.