Rosalie Gehring

Rosalie Gehring, 77, died at her rural Waseca home on September 2 after having been diagnosed with cancer last January. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, ┬áSept. 19 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Wilton. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18 at the Dennis Funeral Home in Waseca, and one hour before services at the church. Burial will be Saturday at St. Peter Cemetery, New Richland.

Rosalie was born Nov. 27, 1937, to Alfred and Anna (Suemnick) Schroeder of rural New Richland. She attended country schools and went on to graduate from New Richland High School in 1955. She married Orville Gehring of Rural Waseca on Dec. 11, 1955 at Trinity Lutheran Church of Wilton. Since her husband was in the military, the two of them began their family while living in various areas of the country, returning to live in Otisco in the early 1970s. In addition to being a stay-at-home mother for a time, Rosalie also worked at the former E.F. Johnson Company, and at the New Richland Care Center for over 20 years as a nursing assistant. She was known for her gentleness and patience, and was appreciated for being a willing, consistent worker.

Rosalie had many hobbies, including quilting and sewing, gardening, fishing, camping, and spending time with her family. She also earned extra income by acquiring intriguing items on the second-hand market and selling them in an on-line store. Rosalie was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church of Wilton, where she took part in many church projects and activities.
Rosalie was preceded in death by her husband Orville in 1986; by a son, David, to leukemia when he was 3; by her parents; and by her brother, Gordon.

She is survived by her children Eugene, Debra with her husband John Bently, Steven with his wife Lori, Diana with her husband Michael Hermanek, Daniel, and by a daughter of the heart, Annie Servis; all live in the area of southern Waseca County. She is also survived by seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.


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