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Rose Mary "Rosie" Schmiesing

July 16, 1929 — June 16, 2023

Meire Grove, Minnesota

Rose Mary "Rosie" Schmiesing

Rose Mary M. “Rosie” Schmiesing, age 93 of Meire Grove, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on Friday, June 16, 2023 at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 22 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Rose Mary Matilda Primus was born July 16, 1929 to William and Rose (Meyer) Primus at home in rural Melrose, Minnesota. She attended St. Boniface Catholic Church and school in Melrose. On May 1, 1951 she married Vincent Schmiesing at St. Boniface Catholic Church. They farmed west of Meire Grove before moving to town in 1966. Rosie was a homemaker raising her children. In her later years, she worked at St. John the Baptist School in Meire Grove for many years and at QPC (Quality Plus Convenience) in Meire Grove for almost 20 years.

Rosie was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church where she sang on the choir and was Eucharistic Minister to the home bound. She also was a member of St. Mary’s Society and the Rosary Society. Rosie loved quilting, setting puzzles, gardening, and baking chocolate chip cookies for her family to enjoy.

Survivors include her children, James (Linda) Schmiesing of New Munich, Joan (Paul) Ellering of Chaska, Dennis “Breeze” Schmiesing of Meire Grove, Marilyn (Bill) Ruhr of St. Joseph, Philip (Deb) Schmiesing of St. Martin, Edward (Judy) Schmiesing of Melrose, John (Pam) Schmiesing of Avon, Beverly (Isidore) Schmitz of St. Francis, Gerard (Cindy) Schmiesing of New Munich, Patty Jangor of Lindstrom, Donna (Pat) Thompson of Red Wing, Jean (Gary) Hellermann of Melrose, Nancy (Joe) Roden of Big Lake, and Brian (Amy) Schmiesing of Greenwald; 36 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren; brother, Joseph (Catherine) Primus of Melrose; sister, Betty Moscho of St. Martin; and sister-in-law, Claire Primus of Long Prairie.

Rosie was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Vincent Schmiesing on August 16, 1975; son-in-law, Herb Jangor; granddaughter, Christine Ruhr; brothers and sisters and in-laws, Alphonse (Hildegard) Primus, Regina (Cyril) Wessel, Albert (Marie) Primus, Sr. Lynette Primus, Nick Moscho, Roman Primus, Alcuin (Lorraine) Primus, Urban (Mary Ann) Primus, and Sr. Oranda Primus.

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, June 21, 2023

4:00 - 8:00 pm

Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services Melrose

418 Fifth Ave SE, Melrose, MN 56352

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Visitation

Thursday, June 22, 2023

10:00 - 10:45 am

Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church

20 MN-4, Melrose, MN 56352

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Mass of Christian Burial

Thursday, June 22, 2023

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Saint John the Baptist Catholic Church

20 MN-4, Melrose, MN 56352

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