News and Tribune

January 13, 2014

Nelson B . Rosenberger, 82; Starlight

— The Funeral Mass for Nelson B. Rosenberger, 82, of Starlight, will be celebrated at 11 a.m. Wednesday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Starlight followed by burial in the church cemetery.

He passed away on Jan. 11, 2014. A lifelong member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Starlight, Nelson will be remembered cruising the backroads on his motorcycle in his younger years. An avid gardener, his family and neighbors benefited from his harvest each year, and he regularly attended the Salem Speedway car races.

Nelson was born on Jan. 18, 1931, in Borden, to the late John E. and Loretto E. (Gettelfinger) Rosenberger. He is also preceded in death by his brother, Andrew Rosenberger. He is survived by his brothers, Irvin and wife, Mary, and Melvin and wife, Mary Ann, Rosenberger, and several nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at Newcomer Funeral Home in New Albany.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church. To leave a special message for the family, please visit