Melvin Edward Rosenquist (1940 - 2013)

Obituary
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Melvin Rosenquist Melvin Edward Rosenquist, 73, of 866 Leitersburg Road, Greencastle, died at 7:40 p.m. on Wednesday, September 18, 2013, in Quincy Village, Waynesboro. Born May 4, 1940, in Chicago, Ill., he was the son of the late Ernest and Genevieve (Bjork) Rosenquist. Mr. Rosenquist graduated from Calumet High School in Chicago and later served in the United States Army. He and his wife of over 49 years, Thelma A. (Hissong) Rosenquist, were married on November 9, 1963, in Upton. They moved to their present residence in 1967. Throughout their lives, they also lived in Washington D.C., Germany, the Netherlands and Davenport, Iowa. Mr. Rosenquist was a computer programmer working for the Democratic National Committee, Washington D.C., Jamison Door Co. in Hagerstown, Md., Digital Systems in Walkersville Md., and Letterkenny Army Depot, Chambersburg, Mannheim, Germany, Kerkrade, The Netherlands, and Rock Island, Ill. He retired in July 2002. He was a member of VFW Post #6319 and American Legion Post #373, both of Greencastle. Mr. Rosenquist enjoyed woodworking and electronics, especially computers. In addition to his wife, he is survived by two children, Edward P. Rosenquist and Amy Jo Byers, both of Greencastle; three grandchildren, Tanner Stolte, Hunter Byers, and Ashtin Byers; one sister, Karen Belskis and her husband, Wayne of Huntley, Ill.; one brother, Carl Rosenquist and his wife Barb of Stanley, Wis.; and a number of nieces and nephews. Services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, September 23, 2013, in Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, 521 S. Washington St. Greencastle, with the Rev. Dr. Carol Kipe officiating. Burial will follow in Fairview Cemetery, Mercersburg, where military graveside honors will be conducted by the honor guard of Charles Nitterhouse V.F.W. Post #1599, Chambersburg. The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday evening in the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to: GA-MAXX, P.O. Box 623, Greencastle, PA 17225. On-line condolences may be expressed at www.bowersoxfuneralhomes.com
Funeral Home
Miller-Bowersox Funeral Home, Inc.
521 South Washington Street Greencastle, PA 17225
(717) 597-2511
Funeral Home Details
Published in Public Opinion on Sept. 20, 2013
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