Elma Rosenberger
ELMA ROSENBERGER Elma Rosenberger was born March 26, 1911, to Rollin Leslie Rosenberger and Elma Marsh Rosenberger and passed away on June 8, 2005. She was 94 and had lived in Tacoma all her life. Elma attended Stadium High School and worked in her father's store, Rosenberger's Grocery, on Market Street. She was an organist and choir director at Zion Lutheran Church, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, and St. Andrew's Episcopal Church. She also played piano and organ for Buckley King and Haven of Rest. One of her proudest accomplishments was initiating and directing the Bell Choir at St. Andrew's. Elma was an avid reader, gardener, and baseball fan and lived independently in the family home until the end. Elma is survived by her brother-in-law, Ferd Bondy, her nephews, Richard (Carol) Bondy and Bruce (Linda) Bondy and by her niece, Patricia (David) Senner. She is also survived by 6 grand nieces and nephews, as well as numerous cousins and cherished friends. The family would like to especially thank her friend and caregiver, Elizabeth Griffin. A Memorial Service will be held at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 7410 S. 12th St., Tacoma, Sunday, June 12, at 3:00 p.m. Inurnment will be at Woodland Cemetery in Des Moines, Iowa, next to her parents and grandparents. Remembrances may be made to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, The Salvation Army, or The Tacoma Rescue Mission.
Published by News Tribune (Tacoma) on Jun. 10, 2005.
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We enjoyed the neighborly friendship of Elma for 17 years. I will forever remember her in her garden wearing her straw hat and a smile. She was always interested in what was going on in our lives, especially Jennifer's (nearly 16 yrs)and always enthusiastic and encouraging. I know of her love of music and will never forget how excited she was to hide Jennifer's drum set in her house (2003 Christmas present)and how she could hardly wait to hear her practicing them. We have many, many fond memories of Elma and she will be missed, but never forgotten. Praying for you,
Kim & daughter Jennifer Wiggins
June 11, 2005
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