Carol Rosenow

Age 96, passed away February 25, 2012.  She was born April 9, 1915, to Clara and John Rosenow, in Grant Township, MI.  She grew up in Victory Township, and graduated from Ludington High School in 1931, staying in town with the Jabavy family to avoid an 8 mile commute.  Carol then went to Western State Teachers College (WMU) to pursue an elementary education degree, and started a 35 year teaching career with stops in Coldwater, East Lansing, Valley Farms, and Lansing, with the last 19 years at Verlinden Elementary School.  She retired in 1972.  She was a member of North Westminster Presbyterian Church, Alpha Beta Epsilon Sorority of WMU, and volunteered at Sparrow Hospital for 44 years.  She loved reading, photography, and being a good aunt to her beloved nephews and their families.  Her kindness and love will be missed.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John Herman and Clara (Thompson) Rosenow; brother, John Rosenow; sisters, Natalie Hensch and Florence Burl; and nephew, Dennis Rosenow.  Surviving are:  nephews, Ronald (Rhonda) Burl of DeWitt, Jeffery Burl of Hancock, Robert (Loni) Rosenow of Prescott, Stephen (Mary Ann) Hensch of Valencia, CA, Richard (Marge) Hensch of Ada, David (Kathy) Hensch of Hudsonville, and Gary Hensch of Grand Haven; as well as, Rose Hensch of Ada; 20 great nieces and nephews; and 3 great-great nephews.

The family would like to thank the staff at Independence Village and Hospice Advantage for their care and support.

The funeral service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Thursday, March 1, 2012, at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, with The Rev. Timothy Chon officiating.  Interment will follow in Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.  The family will receive friends at the funeral home from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday.  Memorial contributions may be made to North Westminster Presbyterian Church in memory of Carol Rosenow. 

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Mark & Trish Simon
February 26, 2012 at 9:14 pm

Our sympathies to the entire family. Bless you, Ron, for being such a devoted nephew over the past few years. May happy memories comfort you.

Bob and Loni, Tricia, Rob Rosenow
February 27, 2012 at 4:36 pm

Aunt Carol loved us so much. She was the aunt who always sent cards for every birthday. Included was always a short letter on what was going on in Lansing, what the other relatives were doing, what she was doing in church, what events she had been to with her dear friends, and a bit about the Lansing weather. She made trips to the upper MI farm on all the holidays when Ron and Jeff would bring her. We will miss you, Carol.

Pam, Tate & Johnene Tungl
February 28, 2012 at 4:10 pm

Aunt Carol will be very much missed! She never forgot the kid’s birthdays or Christmas. She was always pleasant, and fun to be around.

Roselyn Machado
March 6, 2012 at 2:07 pm

Miss Rosenow was my fourth grade teacher at Verlinden in 1956. She also was a church friend of my mother’s at Westminister. I remember her as a pretty, dark haired teacher who was kind and patient. I’m sure she had a good influence on all her students over the years. I know she did for me. My condolences to her family.


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