Lowell "Shorty" Rosen, 70

Lowell Eugene "Shorty" Rosen, 70, of rural Urbana, Indiana, died at 5:15 am, Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Parkview Regional Medical Center in Fort Wayne.

He was born August 3, 1945 in Huntington, to Sherman and Isabel (Schenkel) Rosen.

Shorty was a 1963 graduate of Northfield High School.  He married Claudia Wolfe at the Manchester Church of the Brethren on Aug. 5, 1967.  He was a member of the St Paul's County Line Church in Andrews, the Urbana Lions Club, the Wabash County Plan Commission, and a longtime member of the Wabash County 4-H Fair Board. 

Shorty enjoyed collecting antique tractors, watching his family participating in sporting events and 4-H.  He loved to travel world wide, going on cruises, reading, but most of all he enjoyed farming. 

He is survived by his wife, Claudia Rosen of Urbana; four children, Michelle (Joe) Ross of Pendleton, Christian (Andrea) Rosen and Aaron (Amy) Rosen, both of Urbana, and Ryan (Kelly) Rosen of Wabash;  11 grandchildren, Tristan, Ethan, Avery and Mikala Ross of Pendleton, Sophie, Kendal, Cole and Addy Rosen, all of Urbana, Taylor Kock,  Reece and Kaden Rosen, all of Wabash; brother, James (Connie) Rosen of Urbana, and his sister, Bette Fitch of North Manchester.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Monday June 27, 2016, at St. Paul's County Line Church, 3995 N. 1000 W., Andrews, with Pastor Conrad Thompson and the Rev. Larry Ray officiating.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery, North Manchester. 

Friends may call 2-8 pm Sunday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, and one hour prior to the service Monday at the church.

Preferred memorials are to St. Paul's County Line Church or Wabash County 4-H Fair Board.

The memorial guest book for Shorty may be signed at


Posted on 2016 Jun 24