Clifford “Cliff” Rosencranz, age 66, passed away November 3, 2021 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1-5 PM, Sunday, December 12th at the Tuscan Center, Midtown Square in St. Cloud, Minnesota. A lunch will be provided.
Clifford “Cliff” Otto Rosencranz was born February 18, 1955 in Miles City, Montana to Morris and Vera (Smith) Rosencranz. He grew up and attended school in the small town of Broadus, Montana.
He moved to Forsyth, Montana, where he worked and became manager of a lumber company. In 1982, he married Mary and became a dad to stepson, Jesse. In 1983, they moved to St. Cloud, MN where he worked at Mills Fleet Farm. In November, he felt blessed at the birth of his daughter Jodi. Cliff and Mary divorced in 1987.
On July 9, 1988 Cliff married Michelle Klein, making their home in Rice, MN. He worked as a salesman for Central McGowan, later becoming a purchasing agent for the company. Cliff retired in 2015.
Cliff became a grandpa “Papa” in 2012 to Joshua, the light of his life. He loved spending time with his grandson. Going fishing, making woodworking creations, watching movies, wrestling (and Papa always won), playing games, and going to Dairy Queen were a few of Cliff and Joshua’s favorite activities. Joshua loved his Papa very much and Papa loved spoiling him. Joshua brought Papa more joy than anyone could ever imagine.
Cliff loved motorcycling, hunting and camping in his younger years. After retirement, he kept busy around the yard, traveling, helping neighbors and spending time with his grandson.
Cliff passed away November 3, 2021 at the age of 66 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital after losing his battle with liver cancer. He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Roger, who passed away earlier this year.
He will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by his wife, Michelle; daughter, Jodi (Joe) Anderson; grandson, Joshua Anderson; stepson, Jesse (Kerri) Kohler; brother, Darrell (Jen) Rosencranz; sister-in-law, Rita Rosencranz and numerous other family and friends. He will be remembered as a kind, loving, generous man.