Ruth Ann Rosentrater, 80 - August 18, 2014Ruth Ann Woodward Rosentrater, 80, passed away Monday, Aug. 18, 2014, surrounded by friends and family at the home of her daughter, Rob and Sandy Mandeville at North Platte, where she has lived for the past 14 months.
Services took place on Friday, Aug. 22, at Tallin Church with the Rev. Gene Purcell officiating. Burial was conducted at the Arnold Cemetery.
Rosentrater was born Jan. 10, 1934, the second of five girls on a farm near Callaway to Hilma Christine Kolbo and Marshall Jason Woodward.
She was united in marriage to Glen Rosentrater on Sept. 7, 1953. The couple lived and raised their family on a farm and ranch south of Arnold.
Rosentrater was first and foremost a devoted follower of Jesus as well as a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, according to family members.
She was an active member of Tallin Church and the Ladies Aid where she worked alongside friends in the church and children’s ministries.
Rosentrater and her husband showed hospitality to visiting missionary families and home Bible studies.
In the mid 1980s and 1990s, she worked as her husband’s substitute driver for the Arnold School District.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Glen; her parents, Marshall and Hilma; a sister, Marcia Townsend; brothers-in-law—Bob Reed, Leroy Beshaler and Ben Comer; sister-in-law, Nola Rosentrater.
Survivors include: her daughter, Sandra (Rob) Mandeville of North Platte; her sons—Craig (Jo) of Highlands Ranch, CO, and John (Jerolyn) of Lake Panasosfkee, FL; five grandchildren—Ryan and Kari Grigg, Lucas Rosentrater, Amy and Joe Buehler, Claire and Alexander Rosentrater; six great-grandchildren; her three sisters—Betty Reed of Omaha, Lucille Beshaler of Callaway and Sue Comer of Mesa, AZ; a brother-in-law, Paul Rosentrater of Arvada. CO; numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorials are suggested to the Tallin Church Missionary Fund, c/o Tallin Church, 41140 Rd. 788, Gothenburg, NE 69138.