MARY HELEN ROSE, age 91,
of New Bremen, died on Thursday, January 21, 2021 at 6:51 A.M. at Vancrest of St. Marys. She was born on May 2, 1929 in Coldwater, Ohio to the late Aloysius F. and Katherine M. (Luebke) Walterbusch. On January 20, 1951, she married Raphael F. Rose who died on March 10, 1995. Surviving are her children: Ronald Rose of New Bremen, Charlene (Mark) Piening of Celina, Robert Rose of Botkins, James Rose of Southern Ohio, Michael Rose of New Bremen; a son in-law Jeff Sommer of Minster; her twelve grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren, and her brother and sister in-law William (Kathryn) Walterbusch of Coldwater. Along with her parents and husband, Mary was preceded in death by her children Donald Rose, Joy Ann McLear, Nicholas Rose, and Maricarol Sommer, and her siblings Armella (Leo) Pohlman, Louis (Helen)Walterbusch, Elmer (Virginia) Walterbusch.
Mary was a graduate of Coldwater High School. She had been a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen for many years and was involved in the St. Ann Ladies Sodality. She was an excellent homemaker, sewing clothing for her family and also created designs for patchwork quilts. She excelled in the kitchen and was well known for her various fruit and cream pies, cookies, and breads. She also was the acting business manager for Ron’s Piano Tuning. In her free time, she enjoyed tending to her vegetable and flower gardens and she especially loved her Blaze roses. She could often be found with a paint brush in hand trying to keep things looking fresh around the farm or other times, a camera, taking pictures of her family and the flowers that she had grown.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 at 11:00 A.M. the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen. Interment will follow in the St. Sebastian Catholic Cemetery in St. Sebastian. Calling hours will be held on Tuesday, at the church, one hour prior to the Mass. Memorial contributions be made to the Grand Lake Hospice (1122 E. Spring Street, St. Marys, Ohio 45885) or towards the renovations at the Church of the Holy Redeemer (120 S. Eastmoor Drive, New Bremen, Ohio 45869). Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home in New Bremen has been entrusted with the arrangements, and online condolences to the family can be left on the funeral home website at www.gilberghartwigfh.com.