Ezra G. Rosenthal, 97, passed away Dec. 31, 2016, at Cedarwood Assisted Living in Fairbury.  He was born Jan. 13, 1919, to August and Fannie (Saathoff) Rosenthal at Sterling.
Survivors are sons Dale (Darlene) Rosenthal of San Antonio, Texas; Dean (Joni) Rosenthal of Milford; daughters Janice Kirk, Norma Jean Smyth, Donna Mae (Lloyd) Hasse all of Lincoln; 13 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren, 12 great-great-grandchildren, and brother Donald (Donita) Rosenthal of Syracuse.
He was preceded in death by parents, wife Viola, two grandchildren, brothers Harold and Clarence, and sister Esther.
Services were to be Thursday, January 5, at 10:30 a.m. at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Charles Schmidt officiating.
Burial was to be in Park Hill Cemetery, at Syracuse  at 2 p.m.
Memorials will go to Grace Lutheran Church.
Gerdes-Meyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.