Don Lee Rosenbaum February 12, 1958 - April 8, 2021

Our beloved husband, father, and grandfather Don Lee Rosenbaum passed away peacefully at his home on April 8, 2021 after a short battle with an aggressive cancer. He was born in Spanish Fork, Utah on February 12, 1958 to Neal W. and Nita Halversen Rosenbaum. His childhood was filled with love, laughter, and music. Don loved his siblings and often referred to them as his best friends.

Don married his best friend, Suanne Gasser, in the Provo Temple on September 13, 1979. Their marriage was filled with endless laughter, service, work, and fun. He loved his wife dearly, he always wanted to be wherever she was.  They have four children: Angela, Alyse, Ashlee, and Andrew.

He graduated from Spanish Fork High School and was a true “Don”. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University, and always rooted for “the good guys”.  He went on to earn a master’s degree in social work from the University of Utah. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker at Utah State Hospital, he was a strong advocate for the mentally ill and helped to bring awareness and progress in that field.

Don loved his Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ with all of his heart. He Cherished and honored his membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. He faithfully served in the Scotland and Northern Ireland Mission. He loved every calling he ever had, from teaching in the primary to serving in the stake presidency. His desire was to serve the Lord. Don loved bearing his testimony and did so until his dying day.

He is survived by his wife, Suanne. His children: Angela (Jason) Krambule, Alyse (Chance) Hayes, Ashlee (Scott) Tuttle, Andrew (Rylee) Rosenbaum, and 16 beautiful grandchildren. His father and stepmother, Neal and Martha Rosenbaum. His siblings: Kathy Fullmer, Dennis Rosenbaum, Dee Rosenbaum, Duane Rosenbaum, and Kris Leavitt. He is preceded in death by his mother, Nita Rosenbaum.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 11 a.m. at the Elk Ridge Stake Center, 185 Ridge View Drive, Elk Ridge, Utah. A viewing will be held on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 from 6-8 p.m. at the Walker Funeral Home, 587 South 100 West, Payson, Utah. A viewing will also be held prior to the service on Wednesday, April 14, 2021 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at the Payson City Cemetery, 400 North 800 East, Payson, Utah.

The funeral service will be livestreamed on Don’s obituary page on the Walker Funeral Home website. Please go to the bottom of the obituary to find the link.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021
6-8 p.m.
Walker Funeral Home
587 South 100 West
Payson, Utah


Wednesday, April 14, 2021
9:30-10:30 a.m.
Elk Ridge Stake Center
185 Ridge View Drive
Elk Ridge, Utah

Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
11 a.m.
Elk Ridge Stake Center
185 Ridge View Drive
Elk Ridge, Utah


Payson City Cemetery
400 North 800 East
Payson, Utah


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    Dee, sorry to hear about the death of your brother. May God bless you and your family,

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    Bob Ainsworth says

    So sorry to read of the los of Elder Rosenbaum. I knew him as a fellow missionary. God bless.

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    Larry &Sharon Creer says

    Neal and family, we are so sorry to see the passing of your son. This is a heart break to loose a child at any age.

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    Janice and Julio Camara says

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heart is really sad today. Praying for all of you at this time. Love the Rosenbaum family

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    Joy Peters says

    Oh sweet neighbors and longtime friends! We were so sorry to hear of Don’s passing. What a good and wonderful man, and great memories we have with you and your family and Vernile and Doris. Our hearts are with you and we love you.
    Love, Joy, Jenny, and Brad and our families

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    Jeff and Dallas Meyers says

    Don’s remarkable example of faithfulness to the cause of Jesus Christ will live in our hearts forever. Our experiences with him always showed him to be kind, attentive, patient, gentle, loving, loyal, and oh, so much fun! (I fondly remember a running gag involving a pink sweatshirt!) He blessed our family in so many ways as our Bishop during a challenging time, encouraging, lifting, counseling and showing up at exactly the right moment, over and over again. And so, our hearts are very tender as we say this goodbye. We want you to know that we are motivated to do as he did, to talk the talk and to walk the walk. May God be with you, dear Suanne, Angela, Alyce, Ashlee and Andrew, with your families, and with everyone who will miss this wonderful man, until we can all, once again, “Meet at Jesus’ Feet.”

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    Richard and Carillisa Bean says

    We are truly saddened to hear of the loss of this mighty and great man. What an example to all. We send our deepest and heartfelt condolences to all of the family.

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    Susan Peart says

    So deeply sorry for your loss. May God comfort you at this time.

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    Cheryl Lee says

    It is just impossible that you are yet to have such a harsh trial once again! Your Mom, And your husband, your best friends. I will be praying for you, Dear Friend. Cheryl & Richard Lee

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    Dallas Earnshaw says

    On behalf of his colleagues, coworkers and dear friends at the Utah State Hospital we want to express our deepest sympathies to Suanne and all of Don’s family. His contributions, compassion and 30 years of service to the patients and staff was invaluable. He was a wonderfully caring and gentle man and led by example. He will be great missed by all of us.

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    Cindy L Taylor says

    Knew Don for 30 years from work. His job was remarkable for the USH staff and prs. I am sure he is welcomed by many Loved one and co-workes that preceded him. I know Mark Payne is glad to see him. Rip. Don

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    Wendy Kay Pope says

    Suanne and Family,
    Our love and prayers are with you. How grateful we are for the time we were privileged to spend serving with Don as a counselor in the Branch Presidency of the Elk Ridge 9th Branch at Elk Ridge Assisted Living. Don was a natural at loving and communicating with the residents. He always exhibited such kindness and wisdom wherever he was called to serve. How we will miss him.
    May the Lord send the Comforter to be ever near and bless you with memories that ease your sorrow and remind you that he is not far away and will watch over you and be there to welcome you home one day, never to be parted again.
    Love you,

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    Jeff Lau says

    We knew and loved Brother Rosenbaum as a stake leader and friend. His love and example were always Christlike. We wish his family peace.

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    Michelle Pratt Kane says

    Elder Rosenbaum was a great zone leader and truly loved the sister missionaries in his zone. He was always upbeat and encouraging to us.
    I am so sorry for your loss, but am so grateful for the gospel and the plan of happiness. May the blessing of peace comfort you.
    Sister Michelle (Pratt) Kane

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    Patsy Hancock says

    So sorry to hear about Don. I really enjoyed associating with him at the hospital…he always had a smile for you and always asked how you were doing…he will be missed for sure. Prayers and hugs for your family!

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    Patsy Hancock says

    So sorry to hear about Don. I enjoyed visiting with him at the hospital. He was my AD for a while and he always led with kindness and concern. He always had a smile for you and genuinely cared how you were doing. He will be missed for sure. Prayers and hugs for your family!

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    Adele T Rosenbaum says

    Dear Suanne and Family, Neil, Martha and Family,
    It is touching to see in Don’s picture, his goodness and loving happy countenance. That is what I remember from the times I saw him.
    While I was shopping recently in Seagull Book in Gilbert AZ, the clerk checking me out noticed my name of Rosenbaum. She said she (along with another person she knew) was named after Don Rosenbaum. I told her my husband Glen Var is his cousin. She said he was their Bishop at the time of her birth. It is a tribute to you.
    We are sorry for your loss and send our love and prayers.

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    Patsy Hancock says

    Suanne and family,
    I have already sent my condolences, but I wanted you to know what a beautiful tribute your family put together for Don. I know he was very proud of his family. The service was beautiful and so perfect..

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    Mark Keller says

    I am so sorry for Don’s passing. I love Don and have loved working with him over the years. The service today was so good. I learned of many other reasons to love and respect him from the things that were said. You are in my prayers.

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    Nan Theobald says

    Dear Suanne and family,
    What a terrible loss and so very too soon! We have always felt that Don was a treasure, kind, caring and so sincere. He leaves such a big void in all the good he has done thoughout his life. We are so glad we knew you in the early years. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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    Forever Grateful says

    We were able to have Don as our marriage counselor for a few short weeks but felt as if we had known him for years. He was a genuine giant who showed kindness and unconditional love. We will be forever grateful to have met him. We are sorry for your loss and your family is in our thoughts and prayers

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