July 15, 1934 ~ September 21, 2008
Rosemarie Shatek, age 74, of Elma, died on Sunday, September 21, 2008 at her home. Rosemarie (Svestka) Shatek was born on July 15, 1934 to Edward and Viola (Puffer) Svestka near Cresco, IA. She graduated from Cresco High School in 1952. On June 27, 1955 Rosemarie was united in marriage to Leonard Shatek at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Protivin. To this union there were five children born. Rosemaries children were a great help on the family farm near Lourdes. Rosemarie was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Church and Rosary Society. Rosemarie enjoyed quilting, crocheting, gardening and cooking. Rosemarie is survived by her husband Leonard Shatek of Elma, IA; three sons Kenneth Shatek of Elma, Dean Shatek, of Elma and Gary Shatek of New Hampton; one daughter Carol (Gary) Kappes of Farmington, MN; two grandchildren Daniel and Melanie Kappes of Farmington, MN; brother-in-law Eugene Dotzler of Cresco, IA. She was preceded in death by her parents Edward and Viola Svestka; son Dennis Shatek; and sister Elaine Dotzler. Cemetery: Burial will be in Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery, Lourdes, IA. Visitation: There will not be a visitation prior to service. Service: Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, September 24, 2008 at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church in Lourdes with Father Ray Atwood as celebrant.