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“Dear Dehner Family,I am sorry to hear about Rosie's passing. She was a special person. I have such fond memories from all of the summers growing up...Read More »
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“Susie, I am so sorry about your mom, but she had a wonderful life filled with the joy you and your siblings brought to the family. I remember...Read More »
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“I am so sorry about the loss of your mother. Your mom and dad were good friends to my parents. She was such a sweet lady. She lit up the room with...Read More »
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“To the entire Dehner family, My sincere sympathy to you all on the loss of your wonderful mother, grandmother, and best friend. You are in my...Read More »
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“My heart and prayers for you for your loss. Your mother led an wonderful life with a great family. Peace to you all.... ”
5 of 6 | Posted by: Glen Harter - Fort Wayne, IN

“We all will miss our Aunt Rosie. In all our summers on Wawasee, I don't recall ever seeing her without a smile on her face. She was a beautiful...Read More »
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Rosamond J. Dehner, 94, passed away Sunday, April 8, 2018, surrounded by her family at her home in Fort Wayne. She was born in Fort Wayne, IN, to the late Richard Joseph and Georgia Blackwell, and grew up in New Haven, IN. Rosamond graduated from Central Catholic High School. She was a member of St. Jude Catholic Church and the Holy Rosary Sodality. Surviving are her children: Gregory C. (Madeleine) Dehner of Fort Wayne, IN; Jane A. (Michael) Arata of Fort Wayne, IN; Ann E. Dehner of Boise, ID; Susan D. (Jeff) Kucer of Indianapolis, IN; Jay G. (Chloe) Dehner of Spokane, WA; Deborah M. Hacker of Plainfield, IN; sister, Sharon R. Bamberger of NY; 21 grandchildren, 14 great grandchildren, 4 great-great grandchildren. Rosamond was preceded in death by her husband of 70 years, Gerald "Jerry" Dehner; brothers, Richard O. Blackwell, Carroll D. Blackwell, and Charles Blackwell; sisters, Georganna Langhorst, Marilyn Z. Heiny, and Patricia A. Gotta.

Rosamond enjoyed a long, full life as a devoted wife, magnificent mother, a cheerful grandmother and caring friend. She was multi-dimensional, having many talents, skills and hobbies. She owned and operated her own small business and later became the CEO of a growing Dehner family. She leaves the strongest legacy in her commitment to family and philanthropy. Education, kindness and manners were important to this gracious woman. She was a Girl Scout troop leader and a Boy Scouts den mother. As both Mom and Grandma, she had a magic touch with babies and could sooth a restless child with a melodic voice or gentle embrace. She was perhaps Notre Dame football's biggest fan, and she enjoyed sharing her enthusiasm for most other sports as well. Whether fixing gourmet meals or playing piano, weaving baskets or introducing another child to waterskiing, euchre or the Jitterbug, she remained forever young at heart.

Mass of Christian Burial is 1:00 pm Friday, April 13, 2018, at St. Jude Catholic Church, 2130 Pemberton Drive, with calling one hour prior. Calling also from 5-8 pm Thursday, April 12, 2018, at D.O. McComb and Sons Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Avenue, Fort Wayne, IN. Burial in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorials may be made to St. Mary's Soup Kitchen, Matthew 25, or Parkview Home Health and Hospice. To sign the online guest book, please visit www.domccombandsons.com.