Sharon Ann Rosenberger, 59, of Falls City, Nebraska, died unexpectedly at her home Thursday morning, November 12, 2015.

Sharon was born at Horton, December 2, 1955, one of five children born to Carl and Ruth Schmitt Kneisel and had lived nearly all of her life in the Brown County, KS and Richardson County, Nebraska.  She grew up in Powhattan where she attended school briefly prior to the family moving to Hiawatha in 1963.  Sharon graduated from Hiawatha High School with the class of 1973.  She worked in various places:  L&L Drive Inn, Brown County Infirmary, Sabetha Manor, Maple Heights Nursing Home, CRT, and Carriage Estates.

She was a member of Zion Lutheran Church until later years becoming a member of Christ Lutheran Church Missouri Synod of Falls City, Nebraska.  She enjoyed reading, planting flowers in her garden, and spending time with her kids, grandkids, family and friends.  She enjoyed criminal investigation shows with Kaylee; and KU basketball games with Larry.

She married Larry Rosenberger, November 22, 1973. They lived in Germany for 2 years before moving to Hiawatha to live a short time.  They had lived at Hamlin for over twenty years before making their home in Falls City the last 17 years. He survivesof the home.

Also surviving are their three children:  Eugene Allen Rosenberger (Whitney) of Rock Port, MO, Carl Rosenberger (Nicole) of St. Louis, MO, Kaylee Ann Rosenberger at Washburn University in Topeka, KS; grandsons:  Carson Allen, William Mark Rosenberger; step-grandsons:  Berry Saunders (Christina), Kalem Saunders (Tayha); two step-grandchildren:  Dayton and Ehlena.  She is also survived by two sisters:  Kathy Engle (Dave) of Kansas City, MO, Connie Kneisel, Hiawatha; brother Harlan (Susan) Kneisel, Hiawatha; numerous in-laws, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and a brother Richard.

A Celebration of Sharon’s life is planned for 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, November 17, at Zion Lutheran Church of Hiawatha, with Pastor Dan Gifford of Falls City, officiating.  Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha.

Friends may call at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha after 10 a.m. Monday.  A prayer service will be held at 6 p.m. with Shane Spangler officiating, followed by family visitation until 8.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the American Cancer Society orTetralogy of Fallot (congenital heart defects of infants), which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S 7th St., Hiawatha 66434.  A special message or remembrance may be sent to the family at  

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