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Donald Glenn Rosenbarger

November 5, 1925 ~ January 13, 2023 (age 97) 97 Years Old
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Donald Glenn Rosenbarger passed away peacefully in his home on January 13 surrounded by family. He was 97 years old.

Don was born November 5, 1925, at the family farm in White Cloud (Corydon), Indiana as the doctor (Dr. Glenn) was running through the fields toward the house. Since he practically delivered himself, he was known to family and friends as “Doc.” He was the fourth of eight children born to the late Clarence Willard and Elsie (McCutcheon) Rosenbarger, and a graduate of Corydon High School.

He helped work the farm with his father and brothers until he turned 18. He then explored many jobs, including clerking at the local A&P store, pipe fitting at Jeff Boat, and as a laborer and operator with various construction companies. He found his home with the Murray Company, Inc., a road construction company based in Anchorage, Ky., for the next 30 years, retiring in 1990. He had been a member of the International Union of Operating Engineers Local No. 181 since 1948.

He was a member of Springdale United Methodist Church (and its predecessors, including Evangelical United Brethren Church). He was a leader in the church’s Boy Scout Troop #108, served on the Finance Committee, and was Treasurer for many years.

He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He was a lifelong Democrat and an avid Indiana University basketball fan, especially during the Bobby Knight era. He enjoyed rooting for the Cincinnati Reds baseball team.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his first wife, Norma Jean (Grosbach) Rosenbarger, and their infant son, Ronald Lee Rosenbarger; brothers Clarence “Buddy” and Charles “Charlie,” and sisters Darlene Whobrey, Margaret “Rosie” Royse, Anna Katherine “Kach” Hoskins, and Helen Jane VanGilder.

He is survived by his compassionate and loving wife, Rosellyn “Rose” (Stewart Hessig) Rosenbarger; son Donald Jr. and wife Jane; daughter Sandra Lynne Cable and her children, Gary Wayne Cable Jr. and Joshua Cable and families; stepdaughter Vickie (Hessig) Arp and family, and stepson Carl Hessig and son Jeremy and family.

He is also survived by his brother, John Edward “Ed” Rosenbarger; sister-in-law Mazie Rosenbarger; brother-in-law William Gross and family; nieces Cindi (VanGilder) Kreur and family; Kim (Rosenbarger) Koenig and family; and Kathy Rosenbarger and family; nephews Bill Royse and family; Mark Rosenbarger and family; Thomas Hoskins; Charles “Charlie Bob” Rosenbarger and family; and Anthony Regan and family.

He was very proud of his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren and always enjoyed their visits. He was very tolerant of his granddogs’ visits.

The funeral will be held at 1 pm on Wednesday, January 18, 2023, at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville, Indiana, with burial following at Sellersburg Cemetery, 253 S. New Albany Street in Sellersburg, Indiana. Visitation will be held from 11 am to 1 pm at the funeral home, prior to the service. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Gentiva Hospice Service, VFW, or DAV, in memory of Donald.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
January 18, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Scott Funeral Home
2515 Veterans Parkway
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Funeral Service
Wednesday
January 18, 2023

1:00 PM
Scott Funeral Home
2515 Veterans Parkway
Jeffersonville, IN 47130

Committal
Wednesday
January 18, 2023

2:00 PM
Sellersburg Cemetery

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