Harold Louis Rosendahl, 97 of Van Wert died at 7:40 p.m., Sunday, August 15, 2021 at his residence.
He was born August 23, 1923, in Livingston County, Illinois to the late Louis Andrew and Lilly Alma (Baehler) Rosendahl. On February 6, 1949, he married Phyllis Margaret (Shaw) Rosendahl, who preceded him in death on November 15, 2013.
Survivors include a daughter, Cathleen Edgell of Bluffton, IN; three grandchildren, Robert Rosendahl of Waldo, MA, Jessica (Jason) Francis of Van Wert and Andrea (Zach) Delongchamp of New Whiteland, IN.; three great grandchildren, Hannah Krugh, Lydia Francis and Travis Francis. He is also survived by two sisters, Alice Carpenter of Charlotte, NC and Yvonne (Larry) McCord of Humboldt, TN. He was preceded in death by his son Allan E. Rosendahl and three brothers, Donald, James and Richard Rosendahl.
He retired from Superior Linkage of New Haven, IN after 18 years of service. He worked at Magnavox Company of Fort Wayne, IN all during World War II. After he and Phyllis were married he worked at the A & P store in Van Wert for 17 years. He was a member of Trinity United Methodist Church for over 60 years and served in various capacities. He had been a member of the Van Wert Lions Club for 29 years receiving various awards, including the Melvin Jones Fellowship Award. One of his favorite past times was camping and walleye fishing on Lake Erie with his three buddies Jack, Charlie and Harold. He and Phyllis liked to visit flea-markets and antique stores. He was amateur wood worker and auto mechanic doing lots of minor repairs for the family.
Services will be on Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 1:00 p.m. at Trinity United Methodist Church with Rev. David To officiating. Burial will be at the I. O. O. F. Cemetery in Convoy, Ohio. Calling hours are 11:00 a.m.- until time of services on Thursday at the church.
Preferred memorial are to the Trinity United Methodist Church of Van Wert.
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