August 30, 2022 at 6:17 p.m.
Rose “Rosie” B. Pundsack, 94, of Melrose, passed away surrounded by her family Aug. 29, 2022, at CentraCare Hospital in Melrose.
A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Friday, Sept. 2, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with the Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. A private inurnment will be at St. Rose of Lima Cemetery in St. Rosa. Visitation will be 10-11 a.m., Sept. 2, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose.
Rose Bernadine Pundsack was born Dec. 9, 1927, in St. Rosa, to Gerhard and Katherine (Hoppe) Stoermann. She married Walter Pundsack April 27, 1948, in St. Rosa. Rosie worked as a nursing assistant for 20 years in St. Paul.
Rosie was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose, VFW and volunteered for Meals on Wheels. She enjoyed golfing, bowling, fishing, dancing, quilting and playing cards. Rosie was a loving woman and opened her home to countless families and friends over the years, to anyone who needed it. She was a loving mother, grandma, great-grandma and friend to all who knew her, and she will be dearly missed.
Survivors include her children, Mary Kay (Jack) Ling of Merrifield, Gary (Mary) Pundsack of Grey Eagle, Allen (Brenda) Pundsack of Glencoe, and Craig (Lisa) Pundsack of Melrose; grandchildren Sara (Matt) Palmersten, Jeremy (Brigid) Ling, Matthew, Luke, Dylan, Cody, Jake and Drew Pundsack; and great-grandchildren Caleb, Emmett, Mairi, and Franky Ling and Mia Palmersten.
Rosie was preceded in death by her parents; husband Walter Pundsack; and siblings Rogaria Austing, Julitta Austing, Irene Pundsack and Bernard, Linus, Boniface, John and Robert Stoermann.
Serving as urn bearers will be Cody Pundsack and Jeremy Ling. Cross bearer will be Luke Pundsack, and scripture bearer will be Dylan Pundsack. Readers will be Jake Pundsack and Drew Pundsack. Petitions will be read by Caleb, Emmett and Franky Ling. Gift bearers will be Mairi Ling and Mia Palmersten. Eulogy will be read by Sara Palmersten.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.