Larry E. Rosenberger, 63, of Falls City, passed away at home surrounded by family on Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. He was born in Hiawatha, KS, on Dec. 1, 1952, one of 13 children of the late Allen and Donna (Snyder) Rosenberger, and had lived most of his life in Brown County, KS, and Richardson County.
Larry attended school in Morrill, KS, and finished his education in Sabetha, KS. Larry had various professions through the years: Rosenberger Ready Mix, Keim Trucking, Koch Trucking, and started his own sandblasting and construction business, Rosenberger & Sons. He later drove a truck for R&R Express, Keean Thummel Trucking and Hendrickson Trucking, until he retired.
He enjoyed being outside, gardening, watching KU basketball games, New England Patriot football, and sports of all kinds. He loved spending time with family, friends and grandkids. He enjoyed watching criminal investigation shows, sci-fi shows, news channels, and arguing politics with Kaylee!
Larry married Sharon Kneisel on Nov. 22, 1973. They lived in Germany for two years, where he was stationed with the U.S. Army, before being discharged and returning to Hiawatha for a short time prior to living at Hamlin for 20 years. They then made their home at Falls City. Mrs. Rosenberger died on Nov. 12, 2015.
Survivors include their three children, Eugene Allen (Whitney) Rosenberger, of Rock Port, MO, Darryl Carl (Nichole) Rosenberger, of St. Louis, MO, and Kaylee Ann Rosenberger, Washburn University, Topeka, KS; grandsons, Carson Allen and Liam Mark Rosenberger; step-grandsons, Berry (Christina) Saunders, Kalem (Tayha) Saunders; and step-great-grandchildren, Dayton and Elhena Saunders; brothers, Steven, Bradley, Mark, Jeff and Corey Rosenberger; sisters, Glenda Rieger, Diana Lyman, Betty Schumaker, Nancy Houchin and Janet Painter; sisters-in-law, Kathy Engel and Connie Kneisel; brother-in-law, Harlan Kneisel.
He was also preceded in death by brothers, Milton and Chris Rosenberger; and a brother-in-law, Richard Kneisel.
A Celebration of Larry’s life is planned for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Bethany United Church of Christ in Hiawatha, with Pastor Shane Spangler officiating. Interment will follow at Mt. Hope Cemetery, Hiawatha, with military honors conducted by Brown County Veterans Honor Guard. Friends may call at Chapel Oaks Funeral Home in Hiawatha after 9 a.m. Wednesday, where the family will meet from 6-8 p.m. Memorial contributions are suggested to the Larry Rosenberger Memorial Fund, which may be sent in care of the funeral home, 124 S. 7th St., Hiawatha, KS 66434. A special message or remembrance may be sent to the family at