Daniel Rosebrock

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SPRINGFIELD -- Daniel J. Rosebrock, 69, of Springfield, Ohio, formerly from Antwerp, Ohio, passed away Friday morning, March 22, 2013, in Essex of Springfield.

He was born in Hamler, Ohio, on November 26, 1943, the son of Bertram and Juanita (Hoops) Rosebrock. "Dan The Man" retired from General Motors after 25 years of service and retired from Navistar after 10 years of service. He previously worked on the railroad in northern Ohio and Indiana. Dan was a member of the East Congregation of Jehovah's Witnesses in Springfield, where, in the past four years, he devoted 70 hours a month in volunteer preaching. He greatly enjoyed bicycle riding and corny jokes.

In addition to his mother of Defiance, Ohio, he is survived by his wife of 37 years, Judy A. (Work) Rosebrock; nine children, Hans (Tracy) Rosebrock of Toledo, Ingrid (Mike) Miller of Cecil, Kelly (Chip) Fifer of Antwerp, Jim (Kim) Kizer of Fort Wayne, Ind., Mark Kizer and fiance Stephanie of Toledo, Heather (Seagan) Robinson of Springfield, Jennifer (Tito) Davis of Battle Creek, Mich., Frieda (Eric) Rose of Battle Creek, Mich., and Heidi Rosebrock of Springfield. Also surviving are a sister, Barbara (Charlie) Stephens of Defiance; and 17 grandchildren.

A service in celebration of Dan's life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Kingdom Hall, 1601 Innisfallen Ave., Springfield, Ohio, with a meal to follow at another location. The Littleton & Rue Funeral Home is serving the family.

Memorials can be sent to the Daniel J. Rosebrock Memorial Fund at Huntington Bank. You may express condolences to the family at www.littletonandrue.com.

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