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Donald DeForest Rosenkrans Sr.

March 26, 1932 — May 1, 2024

Centennial

Donald DeForest Rosenkrans, 92, passed away peacefully on May 1, 2024 surrounded by family. He will forever be remembered as a loving father, grandfather and a kind, gentle man whose warmth touched the lives of all who knew him.

He was born in Compton, Illinois on March 26, 1932. After high school, Don attended Illinois State University earning a Bachelor of Arts in Education. He was drafted and served in the Army during the Korean War. Following his active duty in the Army, he attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania earning a Bachelor of Science in Printing Management and where he met the love of his life, Molly Murphy. They married on August 16,1958 and together raised two children. His over thirty-year professional career in the printing business started with the Todd/Burroughs Corporation. Post retirement he began his own business, Rocky Mountain Business Consultants.

Don had a passion for music, travel and family. Being a long-standing member of the Rocky Mountain District of the Barbershop Harmony Society, Don performed and traveled extensively throughout the United States with his wife Molly and many barbershop friends. They also enjoyed dancing and socializing with members of the Carousel Dance Club who became dear friends over the years. Whether traveling, spending time with family, tending to his yard, or enjoying a good joke, Don embraced each day with a zest for life, gratitude and contentment.

Don led a life filled with compassion and devotion to his family. He was a pillar of strength and support, always putting the needs of his loved ones above his own. His unwavering love and guidance shaped the lives of his children and grandchildren, leaving behind a legacy of love and kindness that will endure.

Don was preceded in death by his wife of 63 years, Molly. He will be deeply missed by his children Don Rosenkrans, Jr. (Kathy) and Nancy Sutton (Jim), his 5 grandchildren, a great grandson and all those who were fortunate enough to have known him. We are eternally grateful to the exceptional caregivers from The Key and most recently Legacy Village who tenderly cared for Don. Even though he may no longer be with us in person, his spirit will live on in our hearts forever.

Visitation will be Monday May 20, 2024 from 4:00-6:00 P.M. at Horan & McConaty (Centennial, CO). A Memorial Service will take place at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday May 21, 2024 at Horan & McConaty (Centennial, CO) followed by a Committal Service at 1:00 P.M. at Fort Logan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Tunnels to Towers in his memory.

Rest in peace, Dad/Bup. Your love will continue to guide us and your memory will be cherished always.

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Service Schedule

Today's Services

Funeral Service

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

10:30am - 12:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - South Metro/Centennial

5303 E County Line Rd, Centennial, CO 80122

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Burial

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

1:00 - 1:30 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Fort Logan Cemetery, Colorado, Denver

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Visitation

Monday, May 20, 2024

4:00 - 6:00 pm (Mountain (no DST) time)

Horan & McConaty Funeral Service and Cremation - South Metro/Centennial

5303 E County Line Rd, Centennial, CO 80122

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