Edward F. Rosenwinkel

Posted 2/15/22

Edward F. Rosenwinkel, 91, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford.

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Edward F. Rosenwinkel


ROCHELLE — Edward F. Rosenwinkel, 91, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 8 at Javon Bea Hospital in Rockford.

Ed was born on Feb. 12, 1930 to Ernst and Martha (Edecker) Rosenwinkel in Bloomingdale. On June 30, 1962, he married Barbara A. O’Malley in Berwyn, Illinois. She preceded him in death on Sept. 5, 2003. He was also preceded in death by his parents; brothers: Harvey, Willard and Ralph Rosenwinkel and one great-grandchild.

Ed is survived by his three sons: Mark (Gayle) Rosenwinkel of Rochelle, Eric (Kathryn) Rosenwinkel of South Beloit and Curt (Maureen) Rosenwinkel of Palatine, Illinois; 11 grandchildren: Nicholas, Jared (Jade), Matthew, Aaron (Emma), Ellie, John, Ann, Michael, Jack, Brian and Katherine; sister-in-law: Ruth Rosenwinkel of Bartlett, Illinois; special niece: Therese Ann (Rich) Thomas of Mendota and several nieces and nephews.

Ed enjoyed spending time with his family and was a proud supporter of his grandchildren. He often would attend their sporting events and always appreciated lunch out with everyone at a family restaurant. As a lifelong farmer, he liked going for drives, checking the fields and commenting on the condition of the crops. We will miss him spontaneously dropping by for a chat over a cup of coffee or a half a beer!

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Feb. 19 at the Unger-Horner Funeral Home, 400 N. 6th St., Rochelle. The memorial service will follow the visitation at noon with Pastor Gregory Hoffmann officiating. Cremation care has been provided by the Unger-Horner Funeral Home. Burial will be at a later date at St. Patrick Cemetery in Rochelle. Memorials can be made to KSB Hospice in Dixon. Visit www.ungerhorner.com to sign the online guest book.