Eldon P. Rosenthal, 90 of Mexico, died Saturday, January 26, 2013 at his home.
Funeral services will be held 12:00 PM Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at Southside Christian Church with Dan Sites officiating. Burial with military honors will follow at East Lawn Memorial Park. Visitation will be held Tuesday from 11:00 AM until the time of the service at the church.
Eldon was born on November 10, 1922 near Prairie Lee School in the Beever House, in Audrain County the son of Richard Frank and Mary Alvine Charlotte (Reichers) Rosenthal.
On June 4, 1947 in Columbia, Eldon married Peggy Joan Stephens; she preceded him in death on January 13, 1992.
Eldon is survived by his children, Roger Stephens Rosenthal (Sara) of Mexico, Larry Phillip Rosenthal of Kansas City, Marian Kay Gibby of Joplin; grandchildren, Marika Delan, Mikel Rosenthal, Scott Saak, Seth Rosenthal, Joan "J.J." Van Dalsen, Shane Van Dalsen; nine great-grandchildren; siblings, Reinhard, Christian, George, Mabel, Ellis Clara, Eugene, Charlotte, Robert and Francis.
Eldon served his country in the United States Navy from 1943-1945.
After returning home from the service, Eldon Attended and graduated from the University of Missouri with a Bachelors of Science in Agriculture. After graduating from the University, Eldon taught in Lexington at the Veterans School. After one year of teaching Eldon returned to Audrain County where he began to farm and raise cattle. He was well known for his Black Angus Bulls.
Eldon received several Agricultural awards in his life, including the Outstanding Young Farmer for 1958.
When Eldon and Peggy moved back to Audrain County they began attending Benton City Christian Church. Later they were members of Kentucky Road Christian Church. Eldon was a charter member of Southside Christian Church, where he became the First Elder of the church.
Memorial donations are suggested to the Southside Christian Church, the Sunrise Christian Church or the Children's Therapy, Early Education School, or Shiloh Christian Home in care of Arnold Funeral Home 425 S. Jefferson Mexico, MO 65265.
Online condolences may be left at www.arnoldfh.com.