Paul F. Rosenau, November 24, 1957 to November 16, 2021
“My life flows on in endless song, above earth’s lamentations…” Robert Lowry
The vibrant life of Paul F. Rosenau flowed on in endless song. A strong rhythm of
grace gave shape to his life.
“No storm can shake my inmost calm
while to that rock I’m clinging.
Since Christ is Lord of heaven and earth,
How can I keep from singing.” Robert Lowry
Speak of the rock, in more youthful days Paul played drums in a neighborhood rock
band in California; then he played with the Navy rockers while stationed in Iceland.
Looking back, Paul progressed from the garage rock band to those Navy rockers to
the Grace Lutheran Church rocking choir. Music was so central to his life in recent
years that he sang in three choirs at one time: the church choir, The Chippewa Valley
Gospel Choir, and another that visited nursing homes. Paul’s face was brilliantly
aglow when he shared his love of music by singing.
Paul was born November 24, 1957 to Alma and Denver Rosenau in Eau Claire,
Wisconsin. As an adult, he worked in the kitchen of the Syverson Nursing Home
where he met Judy, the love of his life. They were married at Grace Lutheran Church
on October 27, 2012. Paul volunteered at The Community Table, Hope Gospel
Mission, and Sojourner House over the years.
Paul was born three months early and had serious medical challenges throughout
his life. He faced them with inmost calm, leaning into the hope that is ours in Christ
Paul died in Christ on November 16, 2021 at the Mayo Health Systems where Judy
once had volunteered as a Step Force member.
A service thanking God for Paul’s noteworthy life will be held at Grace Lutheran
Church on Tuesday, November 23 at 2pm. (Masks required). A dessert and coffee
reception will follow. Memorials may be given in Paul’s name to Sojourner House.

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  1. Paul is survived by brother Mike (Lily) Rosenau, sister, Roberta (Jim) Hedman; nieces Veronica (John) Meyer, Maria (Fred) Rosenau, and Sarah Rosenau, great-nephews Zack, Robert, Fred, & Bear. Paul was I also preceded by a stillborn baby sister (she was also named Roberta.) Paul will be deeply missed.

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