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Greg Lee “Rosie” Rosenboom, 62, of Oakland NE


Greg Lee “Rosie” Rosenboom was born January 22, 1954 to Glen and Betty (Clark) Rosenboom in Oakland, Nebraska. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on February 27, 2016 at Mercy Medical Center in Sioux City, Iowa, at the age of 62.

Greg attended Palmquist District 33 country school, and then graduated from Oakland-Craig High School in 1972. On June 1, 1971, he married Phyllis Faye Wilburn and had Angela Rae. He later married Debbie Elske on October 24, 1981 at the First Baptist Church in Tekamah, Nebraska where they were members. They had 3 children; Molly Lynn, Kelsey Jo, and Zachary Glen.

At the age of eighteen, he started working for Farmland Construction as a contractor for Harold Baldwin. He continued employment with the company his entire life. Greg was multi-talented, he could do almost anything. He loved to cook, to build things, woodworking, John Wayne and most of all to spend time with his grandchildren; he wouldn’t miss a chance to spend time with them. Coffee time at Memories with the gang was one of his favorite times of the day (that’s where he would get the latest news in Oakland). Greg was a kind hearted, well-tempered man; John Wayne said it best “Take ‘er easy pilgrim”.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Glen and Betty Rosenboom; mother-in-law, Waletta Elske; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Marcia (Joe) Mitchell.

Survivors include his wife, Debbie of Oakland; daughter, Angela (Scott) Coe of Smyrna, TN, Molly (Joe) Keehn of Belgrade, NE, Kelsey (Eric) Robinette of Millard, NE, Zachary Rosenboom and fiancé Tori Spanel of Elkhorn, NE; two sisters, Linda (Dave) Kindschuh of West Point, NE, Cheryl (Dan) Ziska of Atkinson, NE; sisters and brothers-in-law Richard (Jane) Elske, Michelle (Matt) Hopkins, Michael Elske; 5 grandchildren, Charlie (12), Trevon (12), Brett (11), Carter (9), Braxton (4); numerous nieces, nephews , great nieces and nephews.

He also had grand-animals; Bruno, Rosie, Nova, Gaze, Oliver, Ralph, Precious, Sadie, Benjamin Franklin, Rastis Abdul, Precious, Pokey, Oscar, and Felix.

Visitation will be held Tues., March 1st from 5:00-8:00 p.m. at Pelan Funeral Services with the family receiving friends from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

The Funeral Service will be held Wed., March 2nd at 10:30 a.m. at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Oakland. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service.

Burial is in the Pioneer Cemetery, rural Oakland.

Greg Rosenboom

Greg Rosenboom

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I am a graduate of Northeast Community College with a degree in journalism. I am married to Jeff Gilliland. We have two grown children, Justin and Whitney and four grandchildren, Grayce, Grayhm, Charli and Penelope. I will be covering Lyons, Decatur, Bancroft and Rosalie and am hoping to expand my horizons as time progresses!

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