Mary Ann Rosenbaum

Mary Ann Rosenbaum

Mary Ann Rosenbaum, 91, passed away January 19, 2020. Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 at 2:00 p.m. at Temple B’nai Jeshurun. Interment will be at Jewish Glendale Cemetery. 

Mary Ann was born December 21, 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri to parents Louis and Rose Rubin. She graduated from McKinley High School and attended Washington University, both in St. Louis. She was united in marriage to Harry A. Rosenbaum on April 16, 1950 in St. Louis. They made their home in Colfax, Iowa, where she lived for over 50 years. 

Mary Ann was a longtime member of Beth El Jacob Synagogue. She volunteered transcribing books into braille and enjoyed reading, puzzles, Canasta and history. She was also a member of the Red Hat Society. 

Mary Ann is survived by her children, Norman (Ellen) Rosenbaum of St. Louis, MO, Donna Rosenbaum of West Des Moines and Philip (Carol) Rosenbaum of Minneapolis, MN; six grandchildren; two great grandchildren, her twin sister, Sally Luftman of Des Moines and several nieces, nephews, cousins and their families. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry and a brother, Sidney Rubin. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to the Iowa Jewish Historical Society. Online condolences are welcome at