Karl MD Rosen

There are no services scheduled at this time for Karl MD Rosen, 87, Lawrence. He passed away Thursday, July 19, 2018 at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.

Karl was born August 8, 1930 in Boston, Massachusetts, the son of Abraham and Esther (Metzler) Rosen.

He graduated from Boston Latin School then received his undergraduate degree from Harvard and Masters and Ph.D. from Yale. He was a member of Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

After teaching at Bates College and Rutgers University, he became a Professor in Classics and Linguistics at the University of Kansas.

He married DeAnne on June 9, 1968 in Lawrence, Kansas. She survives of the home.

Other survivors include his two daughters, Nanette Rosen and Renee (Tony) Rosen-Wakeford.

Memorial Contributions may be made in his name to the Lawrence Humane Society or The American Heart Association and may be sent in care of Warren-McElwain Mortuary.

8 Condolences

  1. Thomas V. Murray on July 23, 2018 at 7:17 am

    I was privileged to be a student of Dr. Rosen’s in a Latin class at KU in 1968. He was a fine teacher and always a consummate gentleman. Sincerest condolences to his family.

    Thomas V. Murray

  2. Beth Reynolds on July 23, 2018 at 7:39 am

    DeAnne and family.
    Sorry to hear about your loss of Karl. My thoughts are with you.

  3. Betty Banks on July 23, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Karl and I were the last of the “old timers” in the KU Classics Department, with offices side-by-side in Wescoe. Karl had the most distinguished academic pedigree of us all – Boston Latin, Harvard, and Yale. Quiet and unassuming, Karl’s students appreciated his great knowledge and his willingness to share it with them. In retirement we met occasionally in the aisles of the 6th and Lawrence Dillon’s and he updated me on the accomplishments of DeAnne and his daughters – he was a proud husband and father. My sympathies to all. Betty Banks

  4. leann.dickson@lmh.org on July 23, 2018 at 10:24 am

    So sorry to hear of Karl’s passing. We have enjoyed having him as part of our Cardiac Rehab program for the last 22 years. We enjoyed all his stories of his traveling, his family and pets. He will be missed.

  5. Ed Lane on July 23, 2018 at 8:32 pm

    I am so terribly sorry for your loss. I feel so privileged to have had Dr Rosen- sadly, for only one class- but the stories are manifold, my learning was enormous, and his kindness was legendary. His humility was awe-inspiring: I had no idea of his Ivy League background until I read of it late in the semester, and his response when I questioned him was so respectful of all American universities. I worked hard to model my own teaching after his. I believe I was a successful teacher if I succeeded fifty percent. May he Rest In Peace..

  6. Denise Low on July 26, 2018 at 11:50 am

    My condolences to our neighbor’s family. I remember Dr. Rosen well as a gentleman and respected professor when I worked in the Classics dept., late 60s.

  7. James Scofield on August 20, 2018 at 9:56 pm

    So sorry to hear this news. He was one of my favorite teachers in the 1960s and early 1970s. A wonderful person.

  8. Dr. Timothy J. Williams on February 21, 2019 at 2:09 pm

    In the mid-1980s, I was privileged to study Latin one semester with Dr. Rosen, a fine gentleman and a humble scholar. It is my greatest wish to leave behind such warm memories for my own students, when it is my turn to leave the classroom.

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