Rosemary Overmohle, age 73, of Storm Lake died at her home on Wednesday, December 17, 2003.
Funeral mass will be celebrated on Saturday, December 20, 2003 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Storm Lake, with Reverend Bruce Lawler officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Storm Lake. The Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
Friends may call at the Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Storm Lake on Friday, December 19, 2003 from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m., where the family will be present. Legion of Mary Rosary will be recited at 3:30 and a Vigil Service will be held at 7:00 p.m.
Rosemary Koch was born at her parents’ home in Washington Township near Storm Lake, Iowa on October 11, 1930 to Paul and Helen (Schmitt) Koch. She was a lifelong member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Storm Lake, baptized there on October 19, 1930 and confirmed on October 4, 1941.
Rosemary spent her childhood in her parents home and attended country school for one year before enrolling at St. Mary’s School in Storm Lake, where she graduated from high school with the Class of 1948. Rosemary then graduated from St. Joseph School of Nursing in Sioux City, Iowa.
On January 15, 1953, Rosemary was united in marriage to Leo George Overmohle at St. Mary’s Church in Storm Lake. Their union was blessed with nine children: sons Michael and Robert and daughters Cindy, Susan, Laurie, Beth, Barb, Nancy and Mary. Rosemary and Leo celebrated 50 years together in January of 2003.
Rosemary worked as a surgical nurse for a number of years and served as a secretary at St. Mary’s High School from November of 1974 until her retirement on October 31, 1993. In her spare moments, she enjoyed quilting, kayaking, camping, traveling and putting together puzzles.
However, Rosemary’s most important calling was making a happy home for her family. She treasured any time she spent with family and friends, and especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Rosemary was a loving wife and devoted mother who was loved very much and will be missed daily.
Left to cherish Rosemary’s memory are her husband Leo of Storm Lake; children: Cindy and husband Jerry Hugo of West Point, NE, Susan and husband James Garrett of Hampton, IA Michael and wife Diane Overmohle of Storm Lake, Laurie Wilson of Storm Lake, Beth and husband Ron Rubendall of Fonda, Barb and husband David Liske of Elkhart, IA, Nancy Pommrehn of Orange City, FL, Robert and wife Beth Overmohle of Storm Lake, and Mary Porath of McCook Lake, SD; grandchildren: Nick, Alexis, Todd and Travis Hugo; Jeremy and Kim Garrett, Jerome and Jessie Garrett, Amanda Garrett and Jeff Garrett; Jessica, Josh and Abbey Overmohle, Jason and Chrissy Overmohle, Justin Overmohle; Ted and Molly Wilson, Ben, Rebecca, Caleb and Katie Wilson; Chris, Tiffany, Nathan and Noah Rubendall; Brian and Heather Liske, Kyle, Adam and Jordan Liske; Andrew, Matthew and Melissa Pommrehn; Tyler, Shelby and Blake Overmohle; Heather, Brittni and Meghan Porath; great-grandchildren: Eddie Wilson; Hannah and Bailey Liske; and many other extended family members and friends.
Preceding Rosemary in death were her parents, her brother Robert Koch and his wife Margaret Koch, her son-in-law Byron Pommrehn, and three brothers-in-law: Robert Burke, Howard Mahaney and Jerry Harmon.