Betty Jean Roser, 90, North Manchester, died 11 p.m., Tuesday, June 8, 2021, at Miller’s Merry Manor West in Wabash. She was born May 18, 1931, in North Manchester, to Dorsey and Eunice (Rautenkranz) Brandenburg.
Betty was a 1949 graduate of Chester High School, and a graduate of the International Business College in Fort Wayne, Indiana. She married Philip “Dan” Roser Jr. in North Manchester Nov. 22, 1952; he died Nov. 1, 2000. Betty worked in the admissions office at Manchester University for 45 years, retiring in 2014. She was a member of First Brethren Church in North Manchester and the Historical Society. She enjoyed antiques, basketball, and was an avid Manchester High School fan.
She is survived by three children: Mark E. (Carla) Roser of Wabash; Julie J. (Bill) Allen of Ossian; and Beth A. (Greg) Blatz of Wabash; seven grandchildren, Brad Roser of North Manchester; Keela (Jeremiah) Deaton of Whitewood, S.D.; Kellie (Neil) Burton, Kristie Buck, and Kerry (Kelli) Allen, all of Ossian; Zachary Blatz of Indianapolis; and Autsin Blatz of Biloxi, Miss.; and ten great grandchildren: Kalib, Kamden, Kolton, Kowen, Callie, Kaylyn, Kyler, Paislee, Jozi, and Wyatt. She was also preceded in death by her parents, and her brother, Bill Brandenburg.
Graveside services and burial will be in Oaklawn Cemetery, North Manchester, with Pastor Kurt Stout officiating. Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Tuesday, June 15, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Bender Chapel, 207 W. Main Street, North Manchester.
Preferred memorial is Alzheimer’s Association.