Neil "Bear" G. Rosenow
November 20, 1948 - July 10, 2020
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Krause Funeral Home Brookfield
21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072
Thursday 7/16, 4:00 pm - 6:45 pm
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Krause Funeral Home Brookfield
21600 West Capitol Drive
Brookfield, WI 53072
Thursday 7/16, 7:00 pm
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Germantown – Was reunited with his beloved wife, Margretta (Nee Lykins), Friday, July 10, 2020 at the age of 71. Loving father of Ryan (Laurie) and Sarah (Matthew) Torbenson. Proud Papa of Bri, Brayden, Hannah and Ava. Dear brother of Marvin (Elana) and the late Robert (Patricia).  Preceeded in death by his parents Edward and…

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Teresa Anderson left a message on August 27, 2020:
Hello, I just heard about Neil's death. I am so sorry. He was very nice to us and supportive as his northern neighbor on 106th street.
Rich Zautcke left a message on July 17, 2020:
Sarah and Ryan, we are so saddened to hear of the passing of your father. I worked with your dad for 20 years in the Heavy Truck Division of A.O. Smith Milwaukee Works. When it was -20 below zero and my new car (Lincoln) wouldn't start Bear picked me up and took me home for three days until I got the car going again. He was a great friend of mine.
MaryLane Blomquist left a message on July 16, 2020:
Sarah, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. God Bless you all~~ I’ll keep you all in my prayers. Mary Lane
Gary Hoffmann left a message on July 16, 2020:
We will miss you besr!
Heather Volkert-Tarrence left a message on July 16, 2020:
Ryan, Sarah and family, Your dad was really someone special! He has always been a great friend to my parents especially my dad. I have many great memories of your dad especially hanging out at the Brewer games. My life is better because I had the privilege of him being a part of it. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. With Sympathy, Heather Volkert-Tarrence
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Stephen & Maren Hawkins left a message on July 16, 2020:
Maren and I send our condolences and prayers of comfort to everyone in Neil's family. We wish we were able to be there today to celebrate his life with you in person.
Deb & Linda left a message on July 16, 2020:
Dear Sarah and family, Neil was such a kind and generous man. His quiet presence and kind smile will always be remembered with grace. Our prayers and thoughts come to all of you at this time. You are all loved and thought of in the dearest ways. Blessings and Love, Deb & Linda
Chris Stremski left a message on July 16, 2020:
My condolences to the family.
Mike and Jackie Montenegro left a message on July 16, 2020:
Our deepest sympathy to the family at this difficult time. While we are unable to be there in person our love and prayers are with you all, always.
Todd M Davis left a message on July 16, 2020:
My Condolences to the Rosenow Family on the passing of Neil. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Sincerely, Todd Davis
Jean and Mike Warner left a message on July 15, 2020:
Our deepest sympathy to your family. Sorry we can't be there. You are in our prayers.
Whitney McCurdy left a message on July 15, 2020:
My thoughts and prayers are with the family during this difficult time.
Robert & Mary Van Kirk left a message on July 14, 2020:
Sarah and Ryan, we are so saddened to hear of the passing of your father. Neil was a very good friend, as was your mother. May you be comforted as to the fact they are now together again. Our love to you Sarah, now, in your grief, and always.
Jen Hein (Lipski) left a message on July 14, 2020:
My childhood is filled with wonderful memories of Mr. Rosenow (and Mrs. Rosenow) going to an unfathomable number of Kids Korps shows, trips and events. Many of my best memories include the Rosenow family. I will always remember Mr. Rosenow driving us almost daily to a KK show(s) in his van every summer and then if we were lucky stopping at McDonald's on the way home. I am so truly sorry for your loss Sarah and Ryan, your dad was an amazing man. His hugs were the best. I know he and you mom will always be looking down at you and smiling. Deepest sympathy and love to your entire family.
Tom and Pat Henrich left a message on July 14, 2020:
Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time. Tom has so many fond memories of growing up in the neighborhood and at Grace Church with Neil. He was a sincere and fun friend to both of us.
BRIAN ROSENOW left a message on July 13, 2020:
well be seeing ya in the after life say hi from me to everyone there..Will see ya when we see ya.................and to Ryan and Sarah sorry for your loss but hes with your Mom and everyone thats been missing him for along time ...HE WAS A GREAT FARTHER ,GRANDFATHER , UNCLE ALL AROUND HELL OF A GUY AND TRULY WILL BE MISSED..........
Karen Donohoue left a message on July 13, 2020:
Neil was one of our favorite grandparents that always came to our Angels softball games and tournaments. I really enjoyed getting to know Neil over the years. My heart is truly saddened at the loss of such a great man, father, & grandfather. One of my fondest memories of Neil was when I was out in California in 2017 & I went to see The Brewers play the Los Angeles Dodgers and I had heard that Neil was going to be at the same game. I called Ryan and asked him to secretly find out where Neil was sitting. Me & My Girls walked up to Neil at Dodgers Stadium in his seat unannounced! The look on his face was priceless! ♥️ You will forever be missed, Neil!
Bev DeGenova Wysocki left a message on July 13, 2020:
Tim and I were absolutely devastated to hear of Neil’s passing. Neil was an exceptional person who always had a smile on his face and a smile in his heart. He was an even better friend. I’ll treasure always those years as neighbors; the countless silly pranks and get-togethers. He lived for his family and my heartfelt sympathies go out to Ryan an Sarah, as well as his grandchildren. I pray he’s safely in God’s hands and with his beloved Marge. Bev and Tim Wysocki
Krause Funeral Home & Cremation Services left a message:
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