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Celebration of Life
Obituary of Rena Deann Rosencrans
Rena D. Rosencrans, 61, of Dowagiac, passed away, after a courageous battle with cancer, at her home on Monday, April 1, 2019, with her loving husband and daughter by her side.
Rena was born on December 21, 1957, to the late Oscar “Bud” and Betty (Ritter) Schosker in Niles, Michigan. She graduated in 1975 from Buchanan High School. Rena worked for Semco Gas Company for thirty-five years and was looking forward to retiring soon. She was all about helping other people. She truly had a huge heart, it seemed to be made of solid gold. Rena strived to do her best at everything; one of her favorite things to do was to come up with new recipes to surprise Jim with. Rena and Jim have celebrated 27 years together. He always felt she was the best thing that has ever happened to him. In her free time, she enjoyed riding her Harley; and spoiling her grand-daughter Taya.
She was preceded in death by her parents; Bud and Betty; and her mother-in-law, Carolyn Rosencrans.
Rena is survived by her husband, Jim of Dowagiac; her daughter Lane (Trey Woods) Poledna of Buchanan; grand-daughter Taya Poledna of Buchanan; brother, Kevin Schosker of Tennessee; sister, Paula (John) Harrington of Niles; her best friend, Debbie Crawley of Niles; and her uncle, Harold (Deann) Ritter of Buchanan.
A Celebration of life will be held at 2:00 pm on Tuesday, April 9, 2019, at Brown Funeral Home in Niles. The family will gather with friends for a time of visitation from 12:00 pm until the service at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at Sumnerville Cemetery in Pokagon Township.
Memorial contributions in her memory may be directed to an organization of the Donor’s Choosing.
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