Rose E. Wiechman, age 98 of St. Rosa, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 25, 2018 at the CentraCare Health Hospital in Melrose, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 1 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa with Abbott John Klassen, O.S.B. officiating and Rev. Dan Walz concelebrating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery.
Visitation will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the church. A Franciscan Wake service will be held at 4 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.
Rose Elizabeth Westendorf was born November 11, 1920 in Millwood Township, Stearns County, Minnesota to Joseph and Mary (Duevel) Westendorf. She graduated from St. Francis High School in Little Falls. After high school, Rose studied at a Business College in St. Cloud and worked at Fandel's. After her mother's death, she returned to Melrose to live with her father and worked at REA. On May 4, 1948 she married Alois Wiechman at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose and they moved to the family farm east of St. Rosa.
Rose was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in St. Rosa, Christian Mothers, St. Loretta's Mission Group, and St. Rose Catholic United Financial. Rose enjoyed playing cards, quilting, and reading. She was a great bread maker and was always ready and willing to learn something new.
Survivors include her children, Sister Janice Wiechman of San Rafael, Mexico, Mary (Harvey) Kimman of Pierz, Ruth Wiechman of St. Cloud, James (Linda) Wiechman of Port Angeles, Washington, Mark (Bev) Wiechman of St. Rosa, Louise (Greg) Claypole of Park Hills, Kentucky, Anne (Tom) Vollrath of DePere, Wisconsin, Stephen (Cheryl) Wiechman of St. Rosa, Carla Wiechman of Seattle, Washington, and Martha (Mike) Udermann of Rosemount; 38 grandchildren and 55 great-grandchildren; and brother, Herman (Norma) Westendorf of Melrose.
Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Alois Wiechman on June 5, 2013; parents; infant daughter, Helen Mary Wiechman; grandson, Ben Casey Wiechman; great-grandson, Leo Arvig; and brothers and sisters, Sister Julitta Westendorf, Ben Westendorf, Mary Petermeier, Anne Lahr, Loretta Johnson, and Joe Westendorf.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls.
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