Herb Rosencrans (1936 - 2018)

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Herb Rosencrans, 81, passed away on Jan. 17, 2018, at Mat-Su Regional Hospital due to complications from surgery.
A funeral will be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Wasilla, Alaska, at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018.
Herb was born Harry Herbert Rosencrans on Nov. 27, 1936, in Burlington, N.D., to Agnes (Ziebarth) and Ralph Rosencrans. Herb graduated in 1955 from Berthold High School, and shortly thereafter enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving on destroyer escorts and the USN Boxing Team. While stationed in the Navy in Virginia, Herb met Dorothy Jean Compton. They were married on Dec. 30, 1961, in Front Royal, Va. After moving to Alaska, Dorothy began her nursing career while Herb worked for Northwest Auto and Alaska Sales and Service. They were charter members of Zion Lutheran Church.
Herb owned and operated Muldoon Texaco in Anchorage from 1969 to 1983. After moving to Wasilla, Herb founded and operated Knik Tire & Auto.
Herb is preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy; grandchildren, Brianna and Joeseph; mother, Agnes; father, Ralph; and brother, Robert.
Herb is survived by daughter, Linda LeAnn Buhler; son-in-law, Brian Buhler; son, Randal Glen; daughter-in-law, LeAnn Opal; grandchildren, Herbert, Andrew, Madeline, Erik, David and Audrey; and sisters, Vallie Jensen and Sherri O'Brien.
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Wasilla, AK 99654
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Jan. 24, 2018
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