John Edward Rosner

John E. Rosner, 80, of Shawnee, KS, passed away on April 10, 2019. He was born on June 18, 1938, at home on Hayes St. in Merriam, KS, to Lloyd and Eloise Rosner. John is preceded in death by his infant son, John F. Rosner; brother, Tony Rosner. He is survived by his wife of 59 years, Trudy McGrath Rosner; children, Bryan Rosner (Colleen), Diane Valencia (Mike); grandchildren, Bryan S. Rosner (Austin), Lauren Rosner (Shawn), Molly Valencia, Michael Valencia (Diana); great-grandchildren, Michael Shawn McGowan, Maggi V. Purinton; siblings, Connie Klein (Jim), Mike Rosner (Ramona); sister-in-law, Vickie Rosner . 

John immediately enlisted in the United States Marine Corp following graduation from St. Joseph High School in 1956. His military timeline goes as follows: Boot camp San Diego, Infantry Training Camp Pendleton, sent to Military Police Training, received meritorious promotion to Corporal, transferred to Brig Company as a Brig Chaser, remained in Brig Company, promoted to Sergeant, honorably discharged in 1959.

Upon his return to Shawnee, John married, started a family, and his brick laying career. His passions were sports (golf) and his dog, Daisy.

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff with both Shawnee Gardens and Great Lakes Hospice.

Semper Fi


A visitation will be held on Monday from 10-11 am at St. Joseph Catholic Church with a funeral mass to immediately follow.


Memorial contributions may be made to:

Great Plains SPCA

5424 Antioch Drive

Merriam, KS 66202


Animal shelter of your choice

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15 Comments on “John Edward Rosner”

  1. Susan (Nachbar) Boyce & Russ Boyce Says:

    Hugs to you Mrs Rosner and family. We are so very sorry for your loss.

  2. Carol Ann Turner Says:

    Sweet man, Johnny will be missed. Ron and Carol Ann Turner

  3. Edith Spoor Says:

    Johnny always had a smile and his love of life always showed. He will be missed by all whom knew him. Keep smiling Johnny! Hugs to his family and friends.

    Edith (Goyer) Spoor

  4. Larry & Barbara Graham Says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. God grant you comfort, peace and strength. Love Larry and Barbara Graham

  5. Mary Connelly Says:

    Trudy _family
    I hope this poem brings you comfort as it has me.Death Is Nothing At All
    By Henry Scott-Holland

    Death is nothing at all.
    It does not count.
    I have only slipped away into the next room.
    Nothing has happened.

    Everything remains exactly as it was.
    I am I, and you are you,
    and the old life that we lived so fondly together is untouched, unchanged.
    Whatever we were to each other, that we are still.

    Call me by the old familiar name.
    Speak of me in the easy way which you always used.
    Put no difference into your tone.
    Wear no forced air of solemnity or sorrow.

    Laugh as we always laughed at the little jokes that we enjoyed together.
    Play, smile, think of me, pray for me.
    Let my name be ever the household word that it always was.
    Let it be spoken without an effort, without the ghost of a shadow upon it.

    Life means all that it ever meant.
    It is the same as it ever was.
    There is absolute and unbroken continuity.
    What is this death but a negligible accident?

    Why should I be out of mind because I am out of sight?
    I am but waiting for you, for an interval,
    somewhere very near,
    just round the corner.

    All is well.
    Nothing is hurt; nothing is lost.
    One brief moment and all will be as it was before.
    How we shall laugh at the trouble of parting when we meet again!
    R.I.P. Johnny .. remembering some good times shared with you and Trudy.

  6. sylvia Lovelace Says:

    May God be with you and keep in his arms now and forever.

  7. Linda Witz Says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. Prayers for the family

  8. shirley tracy Says:

    So sorry to have just read in the paper of John’s passing, prayers to you and the family. Remembering all the good times we had at Mickeyland.

  9. Nancy Burns Says:

    We are never prepared to let go of loved ones. Johnny was so special to me and my family. I so loved Johnny and Trudy to include the Rosner- McGrath families. A big part of my heart is broken forever. I treasure all the good times filled with love and laughter. I can never forget his infectious smile.

  10. Bill Nachbar Says:

    Sorry I missed your dads services. He was a great guy and helped me out when I built my first house. Prayers be with him.

  11. Marguerite Blanner Says:

    Trudy and family, you are all in my prayers and thoughts. Remembering all the good times. Ann and Rich.

  12. Karen and Mike Glavin Says:

    We love you Johnny!!!
    Sending love to you Trudy, Diane and Brian and all the family!

  13. Gary & Angie VanHercke Says:

    Trudy and family
    So sorry for your loss. Always an enjoyable visit when we saw him. I’m sure him and Tony are up there swapping stories with their folks. Prayers for the whole family. Gary & Angie VanHercke

  14. Sean Doherty Says:

    Mrs. Rosner, Brian and Diane
    So sorry to hear this news. Peace to all of you and your family.
    May he Rest in Eternal Peace.

  15. Family of Tommy and Nancy Earnshas Says:


    Our whole lives have been punctuated with stories about and memories of Johnny and you. As we grow older, our parents’ lives have a way of becoming pieces of our own treasures. And so shall Johnny and you remain.

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