Fairview resident Jeanne Lois Rosentrater, 83, died Tuesday, Jan. 16, in Gresham.
Jeanne was born Aug. 26, 1923, in Earlville, IA, to John Harold and Lillie Mae (Parkin) Beckner. She was raised and educated in rural America. As a teenager, she worked in a cannery.
She moved to Bremerton, WA. During World War II, she was a secretary at the Puget Sound Naval Yard.
On July 18, 1946, Jeanne married James Rosentrater in Bremerton, WA. They made their home in Dubuque, IA. They later lived in Tabor, IA; Colorado Springs, CO; Southwick, ID; Hermiston and Seattle. In 1993, they moved to Gresham.
Jeanne was a homemaker. She taught Sunday School and Vacation Bible School classes, and played the piano for a number of churches where her husband served as pastor.
Survivors include her husband of Fairview; sons, Kenneth Rosentrater of Anchorage, AK, Keith Rosentrater of Salem and Karl Rosentrater of Sandy; brother Virgil Beckner of Potlatch, ID; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.
Memorial contributions can be made to Faith Mission, PO Box 161, Needmore, PA 17238-0161.