|Birth: ||Mar. 27, 1928|
San Francisco County
|Death: ||Oct. 27, 2001|
City of Paris
John Rosekrans, 73; Toy and Sports Brands Tycoon, Arts Patron
Los Angeles Times, November 03, 2001
Written by Dennis McLellan, Times Staff Writer
John N. Rosekrans, a San Francisco arts patron and heir to the Spreckels sugar fortune who co-founded a company that produced Frisbees, Power Wheels, Morey Boogie Boards and other famous toy and sports brands, has died. He was 73.
Rosekrans died of heart failure Oct. 27 in Paris, where he and his wife, Dodie, maintained a home.
The great-grandson of sugar company founder Claus Spreckels, Rosekrans was born in San Francisco, where his grandmother, Alma Spreckels, donated the landmark California Palace of the Legion of Honor to the city.
John Newton Rosekrans (1906 - 1966)
Alma Emma Spreckels Rosekrans (1909 - 1983)
Georgette Barbara Naify Rosekrans (1919 - 2010)*
John Newton Rosekrans (1928 - 2001)
Charles Stetson Rosekrans (1934 - 2009)*
Cypress Lawn Memorial Park
San Mateo County
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Record added: Nov 07, 2011
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