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Humbert Emil Rosetta

July 14, 1935 — November 2, 2017

Humbert Emil Rosetta passed away peacefully on November 2nd, 2017. Humbert was born on July 14th, 1935 to Grace Bailey Rosetta and Humbert S. Rosetta in Osage City, Kansas where he lived his entire life.  Humbert was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Osage City, KS.

He was married to Darlene Sahlberg on July 17th, 1954.  To this union were born three children, Daresa Rosetta Prescott, (William), Ray Rosetta, and James Rosetta, (who died at birth).  He is also survived by two grandchildren, Sean’ta Prescott and Alfonzo Prescott a sister Delores Anstaett, two brothers, Larry Rosetta and Dick Rosetta and numerous nieces and nephews. Humbert was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Rosalie Wollensen, Colleen Edds, and two brothers, Wayne Rosetta and Don Rosetta.

Humbert was an avid golfer, bowler, and enjoyed fishing and hunting with his family. He was a Jayhawker through and through.  Humbert and Darlene had season tickets for many years for both basketball and football and still cheered them on in later years as they watched their Jayhawks on T.V. Humbert and Darlene did extensive traveling with family and friends. They visited all 50 states and several other countries. 

The following excerpt was handwritten by Humbert on his birthday in 2011;
I graduated from Osage City High School in 1953 and commenced working for Santa Fe Railroad and continued working for Santa Fe 43 years including 40 of those years in the Santa Fe Offices. I retired in 1997. I was president of Osage City Golf Club, and with a lot of help from Harry Stromgren and tremendous donations, the 9 hole grass greens along with a putting green all was paid for in about 18 months.  I served 17 years on the Osage City Council under Mayor Dwight Thompson. I joined the Kiwanis Club and was elected President in my 2nd year.  I served on the board of directors of the Osage County Senior Center for 12 years and was successful in the purchase of Jerry’s Thriftway grocery store at corner of 6th and Market.  Again with a lot of generous help and backing by Osage City merchants this day we have a beautiful Senior Center with a great director Byron Jordan.   My wife Darlene and I  were Mr. and Mrs. Osage City in 2011. This was quite the honor for both of us.

Memorial service will be held Monday, November 6th at 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Osage City, KS  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to United Methodist Church in Osage City and the Osage City Public Library. Family will receive visitors immediately following the memorial service. Condolences may be express at

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

First United Methodist Church

219 South 6th Street, Osage City, KS 66523

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