Dorothy Bernice Rosenbaum, 1923-2020

Dorothy Bernice Rosenbaum, 97, passed away Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at her home.

She was born June 5, 1923 in La Porte, Ind. to George and Bernice Zabel.

On Oct. 16, 1943 in San Diego, Cal. she married Michael “Mickey” Rosenbaum.

Dorothy was a homemaker.  She enjoyed eating out, especially at Christos.  Dorothy also enjoyed golfing and flowers.

Survivors include daughter, Diane (George) McCoy of La Porte; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; brothers, Richard Zabel, Jim (Doris) Zabel, and Chuck (Ruthann) Zabel, all of Three Oaks, Mich., and Don (Mindy) Zabel of Florida; and many nieces and nephews.

Preceding her in death were her husband; parents; son, Randall Rosenbaum; and brothers, Junior Zabel and Tom Zabel.

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.  A private family graveside service at Salem Cemetery will take place at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the La Porte County Small Animal Shelter, 2855 West State Rd. 2, La Porte, Ind. 46350.

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7 Responses to “Dorothy Bernice Rosenbaum, 1923-2020”

  1. Mari

    Jul 31. 2020

    I am so sorry to hear of the passing of Dorothy. I got to now her thru Bertha they were such good friends. And we would meet once a week at Christos and have lunch. Dorothy was such a lovely lady, and had the best sense of humor and the best little laugh! We would be laughing and telling stories the whole time we were eating. Very good memories! May she rest in peace, and my deepest sympathy goes out to the family.

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  2. Jan Replogle Klosinski

    Jul 31. 2020

    My husband and I would like to leave our deepest sympathy for Dorothy. When I read her obituary, I thought when those passed before Dorothy showing son Randall Rosenbaum, that I knew she had to be the Mother of the Randall I knew. I went to Mill Creek High School with a Randall Rosenbaum, We graduated in 1964 together, and we always sat together in class because of Replogle, then Rosenbaum.. I never knew his Mother, but she sounds like a wonderful person, who lived a good long life and enjoyed so many wonderful things, Randall was a great classmate to me, and I now see why as he had a great Mother. I knew that he had died young, as our one classmate, Carolyn keeps all of our class updated for us. We had a small class of 22 was all. My husband and I have lived in Ohio since 1972. I am very glad to have found Dorothy so that my husband and I could pay tribute to her for giving me Randall. Blessing to all your family, and our deepest sympathy again.

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  3. Robert szilagyi

    Jul 31. 2020

    so sorry for the loss but dorthy lead a full active life

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  4. Doug Arney

    Jul 31. 2020

    I’m so Sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. Dorothy and Mickey were both Great Friends of the Arney Family. My Parents along with Dorothy and Mickey and a lot of other Folks had some Great Parties and Good Times. I played many rounds of Golf with My Mother and Dorothy and then My Son took My place and also played many rounds of Golf with them. She was a Wonderful and Fun Lady. Dorothy always made Me Chocolate Sheet Cake and Her Potato Salad. I truly missed those foods when I moved to Florida in 2006. Diane My deepest sympathy goes out to You and all Family Members. Dorothy will be missed. God Bless You Dorothy and Love You always Doug.

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  5. Laureen James

    Aug 03. 2020

    So sorry Diane and family at the passing of your Mom, she was a awesome lady, I feel lest to have known her. Friendship & Sympathy.

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  6. Dennis and Kaye Zabel

    Aug 07. 2020

    Aunt Dorothy will be missed very much by my Husband Dennis
    and myself. Jr. Zabel was my husband’s father. She was very special
    to Denny, like a mother to him. Wonderful person , she will never be forgotten by our family.

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  7. Patricia Condon-Lauth

    Aug 08. 2020

    So sorry for your loss. Dorothy’s mother, Bernice, was my grandfather’s (Ed Condon) sister. I didn’t know this side of the family but I was told that Dorothy was like a mother to her siblings. That makes her a treasured family member and I hope you all can smile knowing she was the best.

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