Rosalie M Meier

rosalie meier
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 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.

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  1. Rosalie was an amazing lady. I will cherish being able to be with her as she and her family laid Harold, her loving husband to rest. Even though alziemers had robbed her of so much, she was still Rose. She grieved when she remembered why we had gathered together, but when her mind failed her, she talked about her garden, apple trees on the farm, neighbors, and family and Harold. Despite not recognizing those whom offered their condolences, she politely offered her hand and thanked them. As they walked away, she would often look at me with a silly questioning face. I would tell her that I didn’t know them either (I am not from Elma) and we would quietly giggle.
    I look forwarded to the day when we meet again in Heaven.
    I pray that those who knew and loved Rose, find comfort in their memories of her.
    Cindy Schoonover

  2. Sue, Doug, and family,
    You have our deepest condolences for the loss of your mother. Although her illness took her ability to recognize you and converse with you as you would have wanted, you were determined to always visit her at the nursing home. In her lucid moments, We are sure she appreciated her time with you.
    Love, Sharon and Joe

  3. In high school I worked at the Elma nursing home and had the pleasure of taking care of Rosie. Hugs and prayers to the family! She was a wonderful lady ❤️

  4. Prayers for You, Sue & Family. I enjoyed saying Hi to your Mom, while my Mom was there. About 5 days before my Mom passed, was pushing her around the Manor. Your Mom was sitting on a couch. We stopped and chatted. Your Mom spoke as if nothing was challenging her. She commented on how she liked my Mom’s hair, as she stroked her own, commenting on how thin it was. My Mom held her hands, they smiled at one another and I witnessed a Very Special Exchange. She is with her Sweetheart again, free from all that she endured. God Bless You All With Strength & Peace. Deb Morrison

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