225 W. Monroe St., New Bremen, OH 45869

Rose Mary Pleiman September 6, 1934 - September 14, 2020

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formerly of New Bremen, died on Monday, September 14, 2020 at 9:30 A.M. at her residence near Celina. She was born on September 6, 1934 near Wendelin, Ohio the daughter of George B. and Edna B. (Feltz) Koenig. On June 22, 1957, she married Nicholas P. Pleiman, who survives near Celina. Rose Mary and Nicholas had nine children: Deborah (dec.) and Damian Brand of Osgood, Cindy and Jeff Buschor of Celina, Richard and Shirley Pleiman of Coldwater, Patrick Pleiman (dec.), Connie and Jim Siefring of Coldwater, Jeffrey Pleiman (dec.), Michael and Julie Pleiman of Coldwater, Sandi and Eric Showalter of Westerville, and Gregg and Darla Pleiman of Fishers, IN. She was also blessed with twenty one grandchildren and eleven great-grandchildren. She is survived by her siblings: Rita Snider of Celina, Margaret (Donald) Schmit of St. Henry, JoAnne Koenig of Coldwater, and Carl (Linda) Koenig of Coldwater, as well as eleven Pleiman brother and sister in laws. Along with her parents and three children, she was preceded in death by a granddaughter Sarah, an infant sister, a brother Frank (Dorothy Ann) Koenig, and a brother-in-law Lewis Snider.

Rose Mary was a 1952 graduate of St. Henry High School. She then went on to further her education at the Springfield Mercy Nursing School, and graduated in 1955. For a period of time, she was a nurse the Heritage Manor Nursing Home in Minster. As a homemaker in New Bremen, she took an active role in her children’s lives as a Girl Scout troop leader, a band booster mom, and she was a member of the OCCL. She also volunteered her time as a central poll worker for the Republican Party. She had been a faithful member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Perish in Montezuma for many years. Rose Mary will be remembered as a fun mom, a loving grandmother, and professional talker and baker.

There will be a private family Mass of Christian Burial for Rose Mary on Friday, September 18, 2020 at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen with Rev. Fr. Thomas Dorn and Deacon Mr. Greg Bornhorst officiating. Interment will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery of New Bremen. The family asks that in lieu of flowers or gifts, memorial contributions be made to CHP Hospice (1157 Westwood Drive, Van Wert, Ohio 45891) or online at www.comhealthpro.org. 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.


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    Deb and Mark Crabtree says

    Our thoughts and prayers for the family. So sorry for your loss. Hugs and love to all.

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    Theresa Gillis says

    The world is a darker place without my Aunt Rosie! I always told people you haven’t been hugged until you’ve been hugged by Rosie!! Best hugger I have ever known! She will be deeply missed!

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    Ken and Karen siefring says

    So very sorry for your loss Rick & Shirley. May your mom Rest In Peace. 🙏🙏🙏

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    Gary Van Leeuwen says

    My dearest Aunt and family.

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    Sharon & Claire W says

    Our prayers are with the Pleiman family.

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    Tim Dicke and family says

    So sorry about your Mom…she was a great person and will be missed!

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    Cheryl Robinson (Van Leeuwen) says

    Rosie was a beautiful woman, so full of life and love. Uncle Nick, it was evident how much she loved being married to you and raising a family with you. When she enveloped you in a “Rosie bear hug” you felt so cherished. I’ll always remember her fondly for these hugs and the delicious baked goods she’d bring to the Pleiman family gatherings. Her smile and laugh were contagious. I just felt happy being around Rosie and will miss her very much.

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    Harold & Marilyn Grieshop says

    Rosie was the best neighbor and beautiful person. So sorry for your loss, she is deeply missed.

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    Randall Van Leeuwen says

    You will be missed! I shared many of those Bear Hugs. They were the way we greeted each other.

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    Robert & Patsy Dahlinghaus says

    To Nick and all our cousins, we are so very sorry for your loss. Thinking of you always.

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    Marilyn Sommer says

    To the family and NIck, my sincere condolences for your loss. Though Rosie has left physically, she will always be with you.

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