A mass celebrating her life will be held Monday January 15 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Wesley, IA with her son Deacon Jim Schiltz and Father Tim Johnson officiating. Visitation 9:00-11:00 with mass to follow.
A memorial will be held Friday January 19 at 1:30 at Thomas Rest Haven 217 Main St. Coon Rapids, Iowa.
Rosemary Rita Ruth Harn Schiltz was born January 28 1926 in Dunderton, IA daughter of Ed and Mary Lamb Harn.
She entered this world at a mere 3 pounds and developed her fighting spirit early on. After graduating from Sacred Heart H.S. with honors in 1945, Rosemary was united in marriage to Lawrence Schiltz at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waterloo, IA on November 25, 1947. They were blessed with twelve children during their 57 years of marriage.
The couple moved to Algona, IA in 1965 before settling in Wesley, IA. Rosemary spent her life devoted to her family and to her faith. Her proudest moments came from raising her twelve children, the addition of grandchildren and great-grandchildren brought great joy to her life.
Following Lawrence's death in 2005 Rosemary "Rosie" moved to Thomas Rest Haven in Coon Rapids, IA in 2007 to be near her daughter Rose. Over nearly 11 years Rosie built a community of friends and made Coon Rapids her home. She had a tremendous impact on countless people and had a special fondness for her friends at St Gregory's Retreat.
Rosemary was called to heaven on Tuesday, January 9 2018 while surrounded by her family. She will be remembered by many for her strong faith, devotion to the rosary, ability to make instant friends, and her incredible Irish spirit.
She is survived by brother Maurcie Harn; children: Jim (Connie) Schiltz; Mike (Mari Rae) Schiltz; Patrick Schiltz; Paul (Diane) Schiltz; Rita Alexander; Anthony Schiltz; Larry (Nina) Schiltz; Rose (Lynn) Knudsen, Phil (Illa) Schiltz; Ruth Semro; Anita (Steve) Schiltz-Loitz; 18 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and countless friends.
Rosemary was preceded in death by her parents; husband Lawrence; son, Bernard; infant sister Edna; brother Edward "Casey" Harn Jr.; sister Lucille and great-grandson Damon Schiltz.
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My deepest condolences to Rosemary's family. I am sorry I cannot make it back to Wesley to see everyone. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Mary Jo
Bless our Schiltz cousins as they celebrate their Mother's life and share the stories of her spirit, her humor, her care/ love for others and her faith-filled response to a remarkable long life! Among her many roles in our family was a caring aunt, a good friend to our Mom and my Godmother! We have many favorite memories and stories to share as we honor her in our hearts and our gatherings. Bless you all at this time! So sorry I cannot attend the events, Loretta Harn Ryan
Our condolences and prayers to all of Rosemary's family . She was truly a wonderful and kind woman and a good card player. Tom and Colleen Merriam
My great aunt the last time I saw you was in Storm Lake when we had a get together with your sister my grandmother Lucy and your brother Maurice or as we all call him Uncle Irish and I will never forget the smile on your face when the picture was taken.
So sorry for the loss of of your mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Heaven has gained another angel!! Tim and Kathy Harn. Waverly, Iowa
Thinking of you all as you celebrate your mother's life. I remember her lovely smile. I remember her loving concern for her children.
I'm so sorry for the loss of your loved one. This is no doubt a very difficult time for you and your family. You can take comfort in knowing that God is near you. (Psalms 34:18)
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