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Paul Rosentrater, 85 - January 08, 2018

Marvin Paul Rosentrater (Pastor Paul) was born in Arnold in a small farm house on July 31, 1932, to Agnus M. and Albert E. Rosentrater. His parents; wife, Nola G. (Leach) Rosentrater; and brother, Glen Rosentrater, preceded him in home-going.
Paul grew up on the family farm, and began his education in a one room schoolhouse. He played with his brother and neighborhood friends, and was inspired by the various missionaries who were invited into his home by his hospitable parents. The Rosentrater family were honest, hardworking farmers with a tremendous compassion for those in need.
Paul accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as his savior at age 8 while recovering in the hospital from an eye injury. He graduated high school in 1950, and married his high school sweetheart, Nola, on Aug. 28, 1953. Answering the call of ministry, the young couple relocated to Denver, Colo. There they cultivated a love of God into their growing family. Paul pastored for 20 years, 8 at Rocky Mountain Bible Church in Frisco, Colo., and 12 at Fairmount Bible Church in Golden, Colo. For the next 40 years, until the
time of his passing, he touched many lives serving as a Chaplain in hospitals and nursing homes in the Denver Metro Area.
Paul and Nola were blessed with two children: a son, Dan Rosentrater (wife Linda Hogsett) and a
daughter, Debra Rosentrater (husband Stephen Swihart).
Paul enjoyed attending the numerous activities of his grandchildren and spending time tending to his lawn and garden. He will be greatly missed by grandchildren—Donny Rosentrater, Marcus Rosentrater and his wife, Mary Beth Rosentrater Byram, Stephanie Swihart, Bethany (Rosentrater) Fernandez and her husband, Stefan Fernandez, Melissa Swihart and Christina Swihart. Paul spent his last Christmas surrounded by family, playing with his two great-grandchildren, Robbie Rosentrater and Elena Fernandez.
On Jan. 8, in Wheat Ridge, Colo., Paul went to be with Jesus, the giver of Eternal Life. Until they are reunited with him, his family will honor the motto Paul lived by: “Only one life, twill soon be past. Only what’s done for Christ will last.”
Memorial Contributions can be made to: Hope Ministries, Inc. 9791 W. 104th Drive, Westminster, Colo. 80021