Wanda Mae Crawford

Birth NameCrawford, Wanda Mae
Gramps IDI1385
Age at Death82 years, 7 months, 22 days


Birth23 Aug 1927Farnam, Dawson County, Nebraska, USA  
Death14 Apr 2010Callaway, Custer County, Nebraska, USA  
Burial19 Apr 2010Arnold, Custer County, Nebraska, USAArnold Cemetery 


Family of Lavern Howard Rosentrater and Wanda Mae Crawford [F0452]

MarriedHusbandLavern Howard Rosentrater [I1377] ( * 23 Jun 1929 + 17 Sep 1991 )
Marriage7 Jun 1950Maxwell, Lincoln County, Nebraska, USA  
NameBirth DateDeath Date
Merri Jo Rosentrater [I1386]
Timothy Allen Rosentrater [I1387]



Wanda was born to Floyd and Dorothy (Brittenham) Crawford on August 23, 1927, in Farnam, Nebraska. After the death of both her parents, she and her brother, Harold, went to live with their aunt and uncle in Maxwell, Nebraska. She graduated from Maxwell High School and went on to pursue higher education. Most of her life was spent educating elementary students. From being a classroom teacher, to an individual tutor, education was her passion. She married Lavern Rosentrater on June 7, 1950 at Maxwell. To this union two children were adopted, Merri Jo Rosentrater Halstead and Timothy Rosentrater. Lavern and Wanda lived on the family farm south of Arnold for many years. They were actively involved in their church and community. Wanda was a Sunday School teacher, choir director, and served on various committees.

Wanda will be remembered for her beautiful flower gardens, her lovely singing voice, her generosity to overseas missions, and her scrumptious wedding cakes.

Wanda is lovingly survived by her daughter, Merri Jo (Gary) Halstead of Arnold, a son Tim (Paula) Rosentrater, also of Arnold, sister-in-law Donna Crawford of Omaha, and grandchildren Jenni (Kris) Joedeman, David and James Halstead, Amanda, Nathan, and Allison Rosentrater, and great-grandchildren Layla Rivera, Ashley Schaler-Tarbutton and Collin Tarbutton, a host of other close relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, brother, Harold Crawford, and a grandson Joseph Halstead.


Wanda M. Rosentrater

North Platte Telegraph, The (NE) - Friday, April 16, 2010
Arnold NE United States

Rosentrater, Wanda M., 82, of Arnold, died April 14, 2010, at Good Samaritan Care Center in Callaway. Services will be at 2 p.m., Monday, April 19, at the First Baptist Church in Arnold. Burial will be at the Arnold Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1-8 p.m., Sunday, April 18, at the Arnold Funeral Home.

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