Rosalia Helle, MitchellRosalia Helle, 96, Mitchell, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab, Mitchell.
Rosalia Helle, 96, Mitchell, died Thursday, Jan. 24, 2013, at Avera Brady Health and Rehab, Mitchell.
She was born on Feb. 26, 1916.
Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Bittner Funeral Chapel, Mitchell. Burial will be in Sunset Memorial Park, Mitchell.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday.
Rosalia was born at Hillside (16 miles south of Mitchell) to Fredrich and Christina (Schmier) Semmler.
Rose was No. 7 in a family of 12 children — six brothers and five sisters.
She married Ralph, her husband of 64 years, in Miltonvale, Kan., on Nov. 5, 1940.
Their only son, Lyle, was born Sept. 26, 1941.
Rose was a longtime member of Mitchell Wesleyan Church. She dearly loved the Lord and her church family. And she loved quilting, missions and her involvement in the children’s Sunday School department.
In 1994, Rose was honored for having taught the first grade Sunday School class for more than 40 consecutive years.
Rose was actively involved, alongside her husband, with the Gideons, the Corn Palace Rock Club and the Salvation Army. She was an avid rock painter, giving all receipts for her rock sales to missions.
She is survived by her granddaughter, Kimberly Winters and husband James, Bartlesville, Okla.; a great-grandson, Cody Winters, Bartlesville; one brother, Reuben Semmler, Parkston; numerous nieces, nephews and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ralph, on Dec. 5, 2004; a son, Lyle; a daughter-in-law, Joan Holtz; five brothers: Rudolph, Arthur, Bernard, Emmanuel and Gottfried; and five sisters: Alvina, Amanda, Edna, Adeline and Martha.
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