Helen Rosebrock


Helen C. Rosebrock, 95, of Defiance, passed away on Monday, March 31, 2014, at GlennPark of Defiance.

She was born on October 29, 1918, to George and Erna (Cohrs) Hogrefe in Henry County, Ohio. On July 31, 1941, she married Richard Rosebrock, and he passed away on February 10, 1980.

Helen was a member of Zion's Lutheran Church. She worked at SK Tools, Defiance, and assisted her husband with his photography business for over 25 years in the days before color photography -- she oil colored the photos. Helen loved gardening, working in her flower beds and sewing.

Helen is survived by her son, Gary (Terry) Rosebrock of Ney; daughters, Darla (Michael) Gerken of Defiance, Lynn (Charles) Whiteford of Defiance; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Bernita Norden of Ridgeville Corners; sisters-in-law, Leona Hogrefe of Okolona and Norma Hogrefe of Ridgeville Corners.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Richard; brothers, Raymond, Harvey and Martin Hogrefe.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, April 3, 2014, at Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, with Pastor Timothy G. Reynolds officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 10-11 a.m. Burial will follow at Riverview Memory Gardens.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, memorials be directed to Zion's Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be given at www.Schafferfh.com.

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