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Dean W. Rosener

July 17, 1952 ~ September 16, 2022 (age 70)


Dean W. Rosener, age 70, passed away peacefully in his sleep, Friday, September 16th.  He was a 1970 graduate of Eastside H.S. in Butler, attended SAMS Technical Institute in Electronics and received his B.S. in Technical Management from Tri-State University.

Dean loved tinkering with electronics, clocks, watches, and cars.  Before retiring, he worked hard at Ratheon/Phillips in Auburn, Spake & Watson in Butler, and other local businesses in addition to helping his father with farming and the Rosener Garage in Woodburn.

In retirement, Dean kept busy maintaining the home he built and renovating his lakefront cottage.  He was a member of the Angola Moose Lodge 1568 and the National Association of Watch and Clock Collectors, Inc.

Dean was an avid collector and outdoorsman who enjoyed weekly auctions, hunting, fly fishing, and photography.  He dearly loved visiting the Great Lakes and recently celebrated his birthday with a trip to the Upper Peninsula.

He is survived by his wife Patty and her children; Trinda (Joshua) Wheeler, Robin (Nate) Weidinger, Kevin (April) Ludwig, 6 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren.

Brother John and sister Colleen (Jeff) Hall, both of Fort Wayne, Aunt Carol Sprunger of Berne and 6 cousins.

He had one daughter, Megan (Adam) Prosser and grandchildren Cheyenne, Cayden, and Chloe.

Nieces Angie (Mike) Phillips, Lori (Matt) Young, Jennifer (Rey) Garcia, and nephew Scott (Lisa) Rosener.  He loved seeing them and their 13 children.

His parents Norman (John) and Kathryn Rosener preceded him in death.

A gathering of family and friends will take place from 4 – 7 p.m. Thursday, September 22, 2022, at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center St., Auburn.

Memorials may be directed to Mooseheart Child City and School Inc., Mooseheart, IL 60539 or visit  



Gathering of Family and Friends
September 22, 2022

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Feller and Clark Funeral Home, Auburn
1860 South Center Street
Auburn, Indiana 46706

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