Ellen E. Rosen Posted: 2019-01-31 09:36:54

Ellen E. Rosen


Ellen E. Rosen, 82 of Huntley, died peacefully at 3am, January 29, 2019 at her home.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00am on Monday, February 4, 2019 at DeFiore Funeral Home 10763 Dundee Road, Huntley, prior to the memorial service the family will greet friends at the funeral home from 10:00 to 11:00am. Burial will be in St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger, Indiana. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Samaritan’s Purse.
Ellen was born February 4, 1936 in Hamburg, Germany the daughter of Moritz and Charlotte Alexander. The family lived in Colombia, South America from 1938 – 1947, when they moved to Chicago, IL. She gave her life to the Messiah at the age of 19 in October 1955. On June 1, 1958 she married Samuel Rosen of Chicago. Ellen worked as a teacher for many years teaching foreign language and later as a real estate agent in South Bend, Indiana and for the St. Joseph County Assessor. She was the leader of God’s Girls Bible study in Huntley.
She is survived by her sons, Elliot (Linda) Rosen, and Daniel (Carla) Rosen, by her grandchildren, Sarah, Molly, Hannah and Ethan and by her two sisters, Ilse Gerber and Renate Maynard. She was preceded in death by her husband and sister, Marion Alexander.
For further information please call the funeral home at 847-515-8772 or on-line condolences may be directed to www.defiorefuneral.com

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Daniel Rosen 2019-01-31 11:40:09

Mom, you taught me all the most important things in life. We will miss you in this world, but see you again in eternity. You are always in my heart, so in many ways you are still also here with me for all my days. Love, Daniel

Ronn Read 2019-01-31 11:52:48

Our deepest sympathies for you all. Ellen always had a quick smile and an encouraging word as I walked past her after Sunday’s message. She valued her heritage and her family. Hard to believe she went so quickly after her fall in December. Praying for you all.

Ilse Gerber 2019-01-31 13:15:00

My dear sister, you have brightened my life in so many ways. You were always there when I needed someone to talk to. I'm thankful for all the love and support you gave me. You will always have a special place in my heart. Love ilsie

JUDY Arney 2019-01-31 15:13:01

So sorry for your loss may she rest in Gods hands

Tom and Patty Nosek 2019-01-31 16:05:41

We were blessed to attend church with Ellen and many times her son or sister would be there. I first met Ellen in God's girls, having Jewish Heritage it was fascinating to me to meet someone with so much knowledge, not only our heritage but life in general. I know I will see you again, in the meantime I am assured that you are finally home with your Yeshua, your beloved husband your kinsman redeemer and the rest of your loved ones. Recently when I visited you, once I was able to share lunch with you and the other time you were sleeping but I got a chance to speak with your son's. Along with your husband you have raised two wonderful men. Shalom to all who had the pleasure to meet Ellen.

Roberta Meadors 2019-01-31 16:18:09

She was a remarkable woman who chose Jesus Christ as her savior. She had many questions which the Lord can now answer.

jean Stunkel 2019-01-31 17:11:26

I am a member of God!s Girls. I loved it when Ellen told her conversion story and did teaching on her Jewish heritage. It is difficult to believe she will no longer be there on Wed mornings. She will be missed so much ????

Maddy and Bill Vite 2019-01-31 20:23:49

Sending our condolences on behalf of your lovely Mother. She and your dad were such an asset to our church Calvary Baptist.They were in our Sunday School class and taught us so much with their wisdom on the Bible. We feel blessed to have known them. Sending prayers. Bill and Maddy

Eunice Sherwood 2019-02-01 07:51:23

I have been blessed to know Ellen at Calvary Baptist in South Bend. Whether sharing thoughts on Scripture, her Jewish heritage, education, mission endeavors, or family, she was a constant encouragement with a wonderful smile. I rejoice with you that she is now experiencing the Hope that she expressed so often. May God bless you with wonderful memories of a very special lady. Eunice and George Sherwood

James Van Buskirk 2019-02-01 09:44:01

Rosen family you have my deepest sympathies for your loss. You will be in my prayers and I wish you all peace in your time of mourning.

Robin Milliken 2019-02-01 10:00:48

I send my Heartfelt ❤️ Condolences to my Dear Cousins, Elliot and Daniel. Aunt Ellen taught me how to share my Love for Jesus, and how to be a Mother of Boys ! Fond Memories Forever of my Taste Ellen.

Niki Rutz 2019-02-01 10:04:14

Aunt Ellen was a kind and beautiful woman, her memory will shine bright in my hart always. Love Niki Rae

Val Mattes 2019-02-01 11:32:36

So sorry for your loss I have only known Ellen from Bible study this last year She has endured much and It was quite an amazing woman to the glory of God

Ione and David English 2019-02-01 11:51:09

I am grateful for the recent good time we had with Aunt Ellen. She appreciated the things of the past but did not dwell on them. Ellen was so good to her husband, my Uncle Sam, not only in life but continued to carry up his memory in the most high esteem. Aunt Ellen highly appreciated what her family did for her and loved the simple natural things of life. She so loved God and his teachings and may she be in peace now in eternity. She always extended herself with a kindly word and led a most exemplary life. We should all be more like her! She will be missed.

Dr. Gail English 2019-02-01 16:27:28

My sympathy to the sons Elliot and Daniel and the families. I saw Mrs. Rosen for many years as a patient in South Bend. She was a lovely woman, one of my "favorites" to see in the office. She shared some of her amazing life story with me and I felt honored. I enjoyed listening to the many things she had to say. I believe she will be missed by many people.

Fran Rosario 2019-02-02 11:54:48

I’m a member of God’s Girls but regrettably not attended for quite some time. I came to know Ellen there and admired her- she was a very sweet godly lady. May your family be comforted by her God’s loving Spirit.

Cindy Howver 2019-02-02 13:51:19

So sorry for you loss. We at sweet repeats, send our condolences and we will miss her smile. It was great to have been in a small group with her. I will truly miss her.

Claudia Prenkert 2019-02-02 19:34:23

Jim and I attended Calvary Baptist Church in South Bend, IN several years ago, ,, before we moved away. That's where we met Sam and Ellen. I dearly loved them. My sincere condolences to the fam ily

Carla 2019-02-03 11:40:34

You were the best 2nd mom ever! Thank you so much for helping me with the girls over the yrs and for listening. I will miss our visits dearly. You became a huge part of my life and I will miss you so much!!

Karen Grant 2019-02-04 09:10:35

I met Ellen through God’s Girls. One time when I was going through a difficult season, she gave me a plaque that says “Faith Makes Things Possible.” I so appreciated her encouragement and positivity.

Diane Voit, South Bend IN 2019-02-05 10:18:48

Ellen had the most wonderful smile, postive attitude, and loving nature that gave proff of her christain beliefs and great friendships. Many shall miss her greatly as well as I. Wish I could be there for her funeral but have too many physcial problems at the moment. God has received one of his children home with delight I am sure!

Diane Voit, South Bend IN 2019-02-05 10:20:52

Ellen had the most wonderful smile, postive attitude, and loving nature that gave proff of her christain beliefs and great friendships. Many shall miss her greatly as well as I. Wish I could be there for her funeral but have too many physcial problems at the moment. God has received one of his children home with delight I am sure!

Karyn Rusnak Benton 2019-03-28 22:02:58

So sorry for your loss. I think Ellen’s mother Lotti may have been a sister to my grandmother Nanny Minnie Heyman from Germany and NJ. Trying to work on our family tree. Do I have the right Ellen Rosen family? Thank you