June 20, 2023 at 2:34 p.m.
Rose Mary M. “Rosie” Schmiesing, 93, of Meire Grove, passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family, June 16, 2023, at CentraCare Care Center in Melrose.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, June 22, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Meire Grove with the Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Wednesday, June 21, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and 10-10:45 a.m., June 22, at the church.
Rose Mary Mathilda Primus was born July 16, 1929, to William and Rose (Meyer) Primus at home in rural Melrose. 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 in 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 Aug. 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.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.