First Posted: 3/21/2012
Herman E. Rosenkrans, Ransom Twp., died Sunday afternoon, March 11, at Geisinger-Community Medical Center.
Born in Taylor, son of the late Norvison and Augusta Burke Rosenkrans, he was a longtime resident of Ransom Township.
As a father figure to Nicholas Malatesta, Herman fostered Nicky's love of the country and construction. They partnered to form Malatesta and Rosenkrans Construction Company, spending 40 years working together. He was also the proprietor of Mt. View Farms, and a member of the former Milwaukee United Methodist Church.
Herman is best known for his love of farming, singing and spending time with friends. He loved to share stories about old times and took great pride in being co-founder of the Haunted Bald Mountain Trail.
He was also cared for by his sister-in-law Gennine Rosenkrans and the David Wheeler Family.
Also surviving are nieces and nephews, Donna DelPrete, Thomas Rosenkrans, Lisa Bewighouse, Linda Fiore, Sandra Kingdom, Michele Kiernan, and Winifred Foley; and great nieces and nephews. The family would like to extend a special thank you for their help and support to friends, Francine Ellis, Patricia Kenia, and Charles Beyrent and their families.
He was preceded in death by two brothers; Norvison and Donald; and two sisters, Augusta and Betty Rosenkrans.
To send online condolences, please visit www.lawrenceeyoungfuneralhome.com.