Rosalie M Meier
April 24, 1926 ~ April 25, 2017
Rosalie M. Meier, age 91 of Elma, IA passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at Colonial Manor in Elma. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Friday, April 28, 2017 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma with Father Mark Murphy celebrating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Elma. Visitation will be 5:00-7:00 PM on Thursday, April 27, 2017 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in Elma, with a 5:00 PM Scriptural Wake Service. Visitation will continue at the funeral home one hour prior to the funeral mass on Friday. Online condolences for Rosalie’s family may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Rosalie Maria Meier was born April 24, 1926 in Hazelton, PA to George and Alice (Ansbach) Sasacek. Alice passed away when Rosalie was two years old. She then was raised by her aunt Frances Ansbach in Blue Mountain, PA. She worked various jobs before moving to Illinois. She met Harold Meier and they were married on November 5, 1955 at Immaculate Conception in Elma. The couple made their home on a farm north of Elma and welcomed one daughter, Susanne. They moved in to Elma when they retired in 1988. Rosalie was active in the church with the Rosary Society and CCD. She enjoyed farming with Harold, gardening, baking, and watching Cubs baseball. Rosalie is survived by her daughter, Susanne (Douglas) Guy of Osage, IA; her grandchildren, Jeremy (Heather) Klobassa of Osage, Daniel Klobassa of Riceville, IA, Rachel (Cameron) Byrnes of Clear Lake, IA; her step-grandchildren, Sarah (Rick) Laganiere of Grand Meadow, MN, Shelly Guy of Stewartville, MN; 13 great grandchildren; her brother-in-law, Francis (Lois) Meier of Elma; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Harold in 2012; her brother, George, Jr. and several brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.