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Donald G. Rosenbarger

Donald G. Rosenbarger Donald G. Rosenbarger

Donald Glenn Rosenbarger passed away peacefully in his home on Friday, Jan. 13, 2023, surrounded by family. He was 97 years old.

Don was born Nov. 5, 1925, at the family farm in White Cloud (Corydon), Ind., 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 Co. 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 No. 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; and 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 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2023, at Scott Funeral Home, 2515 Veterans Parkway, Jeffersonville, Ind., with burial following at Sellersburg Cemetery, 253 S. New Albany St. in Sellersburg, Ind.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. 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.