Marc Rosenberg Passes

Members, I am saddened to give you all the news that long time MLBA Board Member Nancy Rosenberg’s husband Marc passed away suddenly on April 20th. Nancy and Marc owned several Big Top Liquor and Sid’s Discount  Liquor Stores in the Twin Cities through the late 2010’s and Nancy was a Board Member of MLBA from 2003 – 2019.

From Marc’s obit…

Born in St. Paul on 12/12/1948 to Ross & Rose Rosenberg. Marc graduated from Highland High School where he met his sweetheart and life partner, Nancy Applebaum. Together, they attended the University of Minnesota. He joined the Army Reserve and upon his return began his career in insurance.


He and Nancy started a family just blocks away from his childhood home in the Highland neighborhood. Marc lived a full, engaged life. He was a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather, known for his kind and gentle nature. He was passionate about the environment and ensuring a healthy planet for future generations. Marc was humble and a calming presence, and enjoyed the simple pleasures of weeding the lawn, having a good meal, and watching sports with Nancy. Please honor Marc by taking the scenic route and appreciating the people and world around you.


He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Nancy; daughters, Betsy (James) Schwartz, Anne (Michael) Stanfield; son, William (Sheryl) Rosenberg; brother, Richard (Mickey) Rosenberg; sisters-in-law, Beverly Rosenberg and Ellen (Bob) Saffron; brother-in-law, Jay Applebaum; mother-in-law, Lorraine Applebaum; grandchildren, Lucy and June Schwartz, Alexa and Jonah Rosenberg, and Benjamin Stanfield; and beloved nieces and nephews. Marc is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Harriet Kehl; and brother, Fred.


Funeral service 2:00 pm on MONDAY, April 24th at TEMPLE ISRAEL, 2323 Fremont Ave S., Minneapolis. In lieu of flowers please donate to Steger Center ( or Hydrocephalus Association ( Shiva 7:00 pm on Monday at Temple Israel.


Services available on zoom:

Please let others you feel should know this news and keep Nancy and her family in your prayers.
Tony Chesek
MLBA Executive Director