JOHN F. ROSENCRANS, 94, passed away on Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013, at Heritage Park Health Care Center, Fort Wayne. Born in Des Moines, Iowa, John worked as a Professional Engineer with G.E. for five years, U.S. Rubber Co for 10 years, and Bowsers for three years. He was a member of St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. He was a former President of Ranchwood Civic Association, Senior C.Y.O. and the Fort Wayne Engineers Club; Vice President of Allen County Community Development; and Secretary of St. Joe Township Fire Protection Association. He also taught at IPFW for 25 years, and R.V.C. part time for 25 years. He also enjoyed volunteering at Matthew 25, Science Central, and with R.S.V.P. Surviving are his son, James E. (Jacqlyn) Rosencrans of Columbia City; son, Richard (Monica) Rosencrans of Edmond, Okla.; daughter, Ariel (Dane) Rose of Ashland, Ore.; daughter, Mary "Cathy" (Clyde) Simerman of Fort Wayne; 10 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ida May Rosencrans; daughter, Jean Stopher; and parents, August and Margaret Rosencrans. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013, at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church, 4916 Trier Road, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 2 to 5 and 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Road. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church. To sign the online guestbook, visit


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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Feb. 9, 2013