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Virginia Anne Rosenau – Metz Mortuary

    Virginia Anne Rosenau
    Virginia Ann (McPeck) Rosenau, age 80, went home to be with our Lord and Savior on Saturday, June 22, 2014 in York after a long battle with breast cancer.

    She was born Jan. 12, 1934 in Geneva to Ann (Taborsky) and Leslie McPeck. She attended Geneva Public school and graduated in 1952. Ginny majored in music at the University of Nebraska – Lincoln and graduated in 1956. She married the love of her life, Harold Rosenau, on June 24, 1956 at the First Congregational United Church of Christ in Geneva. Four children were born to this union: Pat, Pam, Perry and Paul.

    Ginny taught music and English in Malcolm Public schools while Harold finished dental school, and also played violin in the Lincoln Symphony Orchestra. They spent four years with the public health services living in different parts of the country.
    In 1963, the family settled in York. Ginny stayed home to raise their children, and gave private piano and violin lessons to the area youth. She volunteered in her community using her musical talents for 4-H music contest, Job’s Daughters, and playing in the orchestra for the York High School and York Community Theater musicals.

    She served as troop leader for the Brownies and the Cub Scouts while her children were little, and also served as President of the AOPi Mother’s Club, the AOPi Corporation Board, and the Board of Directors of the Friends of Lied. In 1989 she became the receptionist at Rosenau Family Dentistry, where she worked until 2012. Ginny was a member of Chapter HH PEO and the First United Methodist Church.

    Ginny thoroughly enjoyed entertaining the family, especially at holidays and birthdays and also attending her children and grandchildren’s events. Ginny and Harold loved their many trips to concerts, musical events and traveling.

    She is survived by her husband, Harold Rosenau of York; her mother, Ann McPeck of York; her children, Pat Brinkman-Falter and Barry Falter of Lincoln, Pam and Roger Fleury of Omaha, Perry and Jane Rosenau of York and Paul Rosenau of York; her grandchildren, Adam and Kara Brinkman of Lacy, Wash., Andrew and Katee Brinkman of Lincoln, Arielle Brinkman of Lincoln, Anna Brinkman of Lincoln, Megan Fleury of Omaha, Marc Fleury of Omaha, Alexa Rosenau of York and Aleah Rosenau of York and her great-granddaughter, Piper Brinkman of Lincoln.

    She was preceded in death by her father, Leslie McPeck; her sister, Shirley Walker; and a niece and nephew.

    Funeral Services will be held at the First United Methodist Church in York on Saturday, June 28, 2014 at 10 a.m. with Pastor Art Phillips officiating. Burial will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in York following the service. Visitation will be from 5-9 p.m. Thursday and from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Friday at the mortuary. The family will be present to greet friends Friday evening from 6:30 – 8 pm.

    Memorials may be directed to the York Community Foundation, for a scholarship to benefit students entering the music profession, or AseraCare Hospice.

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