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Richard Rosencrans

BORN: December 4, 1932

DIED: February 28, 2020

Richard Rosencrans, 87, of La Salle, formerly of Seneca, IL, passed away Friday, Feb. 28, 2020, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at St. Patrick's Church of Seneca, with Father Gregory officiating. Visitation will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, at the church. Arrangements are by Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery with military service.

Dick was born Dec. 4, 1932, in Ottawa, IL, to William Leroy and Edith (Boissenin) Rosencrans. He married Rosemary Schaefer on Feb. 23, 1952, at St. Patrick Church in Seneca.

Dick served in the Army from 1953-1954 and was a member of the 1st Infantry Division.

He retired after 46 years as a bricklayer in 1997 working out of the Ottawa and Joliet locals.

Dick served on the grade school board of education for many years and was president of the board for several

He was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church and the KCs.

He is survived by his children: two sons, Brad (Mary) and Jeffrey (Beth )Rosencrans; three daughters, Sharon (Burt) Hess, Cindy (Kim) Dupler and Lisa (Shawn) Passwater; 18 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; and one brother, William Rosencrans.

Dick was preceded in death by his wife; parents; a son, Greg; and his sister, Susan Walko.

Pallbearers will be his 11 grandsons: Greg, Ryan and Jacob Hess, Matt and Brent Johnson, Josh and Trent Passwater, and John, Greg, Erik and Bradley Rosencrans.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association.

The online guest book may be viewed and remembrances shared at

Osborne-Nelson Funeral Home

135 E. Lincoln St., Seneca, Illinois 61360


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