Otto Rosner

Otto Rosner

1935 - 2023

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It is with sadness and yet with grateful hearts that we announce the passing of Otto Rosner. Dad passed away peacefully at Bethesda Regional Health Centre, Steinbach, MB, on Friday, February 3, 2023.

He is survived by his wife, Eleanor, of 57.5 years, children: Jason and wife Bonnie, Arlen, Chad, Lylis and husband Jason; five grandchildren: Joshua, Kelsey, Samantha, Jaydon, Josiah and their spouses, as well as one great-grandson, Braxton Rosner.

Dad was born on January 17, 1935, in his parents home in Tolstoi area. He was the seventh of 10 children born to Samuel and Julianna Rosner. 

As a child dad worked on the family farm, though he pursued education and loved to broaden his knowledge, he especially liked math. While in grade six, he was teaching grade eight class their math curriculum. He attended Teachers College in Winnipeg and received his teachers certificate in 1958. He taught in Overstone, Ridgeville, Greenwich, Plankey Plains, Vita, Emerson and Dominion City. While teaching full time, he attended night classes and summer classes and received his Bachelor of Education Degree in 1970. Dad changed careers and became a baker at Penner Foods in 1979 until his retirement in 2000.

Mom and Dad were married on July 17, 1965, and purchased the property on 3 Mile Rd in Tolstoi from his dad, Samuel Rosner, and raised their four children there. In spring of 1992, mom and dad sold the home in Tolstoi and moved to Mitchell, MB, where they enjoyed meeting new friends and neighbors. In 2018, mom and dad relocated to Steinbach where dad lived until he was recently hospitalized.  

Dad enjoyed many things in life, some of the highlights included the birth of his children and grandchildren and being a grandpa, playing guitar and music in general, taking walks around town or down the gravel roads, watching wrestling, playing games, family vacations to B.C. to visit family was always something dad looked forward to and in later years coffee at McDonalds with friends. Dad never knew a stranger for he talked with anyone he met. He loved to joke, tease and talk with people.

The memorial service will be held on Tuesday, February 7, 2023, at 1:00 p.m. at Birchwood Funeral Chapel, Steinbach, MB. To join the family via livestream, please click HERE shortly before the start of the service.

The private family burial will be held prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Diabetes Canada.

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Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Birchwood Funeral Chapel
162 PTH 52 W
Steinbach, Manitoba, Canada
(204) 346-1030