It is with great sadness that I tell you that my dear friend Ed Rosenkrans (Poppop) passed away around 2 am this morning. Ed was one of the greatest people I've ever met and he will be missed.
Please keep his wife Linda and his family in your prayers during this very difficult times.
Sorry to hear this. We will cherish the good times we spent with Poppop. Mike G.
I'm so sorry to hear that. I met Poppop for the first time at the Midnite Jamboree and he came across as a super nice guy. So sad :-(
My heart absolutely breaks for Ed's family. Ed was just the most wonderful man. I will be sure to keep all of Ed's family in my thoughts and prayers.
I'm so sorry to hear this,i served as an usher at Richard & Julias' wedding with Ed and he was a very nice gentleman.I will remember his family in my prayers. Charles Flanary
A very sad day! May you RIP my dear friend POPPOP!!!
Jim and Jane
A heavy heart is felt for the loss of a great Rager friend. Our prayers continue for Linda and family for the days ahead.
I loved talking to Ed. He always talked about his grandchildren. This is a sad day.
Dang, that is sad news indeed. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends.
Julia, I am very sorry to hear this! I never had the pleasure of meeting Ed but I felt as though I knew him through this board. When I first starting reading it he posted quite frequently. I will surely remember his family in my prayers and ask that the Lord will comfort their hearts in this time of sorrow....Carol
This saddens me horribly. POP POP was a great friend to Bluegrass music, and a great friend to me. He was one of the finest gentlemen I've ever known. I used to love getting to see him, and hear him ask me how my Dad and Mom were doing, then always, and what about you young man, How are you? When he came to IBMA to help with Rhonda's military tribute, I couldn't wait to introduce him to my Dad, and then he and dad became really good friends too. He will be sorely missed. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.
I knew he had been diagnosed with cancer, but was hoping he could beat it. We've all lost a great friend with the passing of Ed (Pop Pop) Rosenkranz May God be with Linda during this time.
Ed was one of the all time best and will be sorely missed. Bless the Rosenkranz family. Miss y09u buddy!!!
Our sincere condolences to his family. Jim & Mary Goodman
I have a heavy heart knowing that Poppop succumbed to that awful disease, cancer. The bluegrass festivals will not be the same without him. I have been so busy with school that I quickly read that he was sick a few minutes ago, and I did not see this post. I will be praying for Linda, the family, Rhonda and the Rage, and ragers everywhere that knew him. It is a sad time for us, but know that his soul has gone to a place of pure beauty and peace.
The Sad Ol' Dawg
Ed was a fine gentleman and a finer friend. His soul was filled with a gentle kindness, mercy and goodness that are found in very few. EVERYONE who has known Ed is richer for it. My prayers go up now for Linda, and will continue to for the foreseeable future. As much as we feel our loss, it pales in comparison to Linda's loss. Ed - Rest In Peace, my friend. We can all take comfort in the fact that one glorious day soon we'll all be reunited again.