Rosemary M. Rahe, 95 from Dyersville, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 9, at The Glenn Assisted Living Center, in Minnetonka, Minn.
Due to current Covid regulations, a private family vigil will be held at 9:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 19, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 19, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville, with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Anthony Nketiah will officiate. To follow the prayer service, funeral mass and burial, join us on Kramer Funeral Home Facebook Page for live feed.
Rosemary was born Jan. 26, 1925, in Farley, the daughter of Frank and Olive (Schaul) Hermsen. She married Anthony Rahe Feb. 3, 1948, in Farley. Together they farmed east of Dyersville, until retiring in 1990.
Rosemary and Tony raised six children and Rosemary was active in 4-H with her children, community events and church activities. Rosemary was an active partner in working on their Century Farm. She worked by Tony’s side during spring planting and fall harvest. Rosemary was an amazing gardener and her large raspberry patch was enjoyed by many. She was a loyal and active member in her church community. Her faith was a pillar of her life. Rosemary and Tony sent all their children to Catholic schools and encouraged them to pursue a career of their choice, with all six children earning college degrees. She was known as a great cook and her grandchildren especially enjoyed her cookies, fresh bread and desserts. Rosemary was a symbol of love and joy.
Survivors include her children: Carol (Jim) Schuetz of Plymouth, Minn,, Don (Jeanne) Rahe of Edina, Minn., Elaine (Mark) Bottelson of West Des Moines, Sharon (Michael) Cassidy of Maple Grove, Minn., Mark (Gayle) Rahe of Littleton, Colo., and Linda (David) Walters of Bayport, Minn,; 15 grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren, with three more great- grandchildren arriving in 2021; siblings, Alvin (Doris) Hermsen and Dennis (Nancy) Hermsen; in-laws, Inez Hermsen, Theresa Hermsen; and aunt, Marie Sigwarth.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Tony in 2010; siblings: Elmer (Eileen Rahe) Hermsen, Jerry (Betty) Hermsen, Francis Hermsen, Clarence Hermsen, Charles and Theresa in infancy; in-laws and their spouses: Gerald (Agnes) Rahe, Leo (Marie) Rahe, Delores (Ambrose) Krapfl, Gilbert (Florabelle) Rahe, LeRoy (Wilma) Rahe and Evelyn (Art) Pape.
The family would like to express their gratitude to the staff at The Glenn in Minnetonka, Minn., as well as Grace Hospice for their care and compassion.
Memorials can be made to Beckman Catholic High School or St. Francis Xavier Basilica. Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.