Rose Mary Sitzman, 87 of Saint Meinrad passed away Tuesday August 27th at Memorial Hospital in Jasper. Rose Mary was born June 3, 1932 in Spencer County to Emil & Anna (Tretter) Gogel. She was united in marriage to Claude W. Sitzman on January 14, 1954 in Mariah Hill, He preceded her in death on June 22, 2006. Rose Mary was a member of St. Meinrad Parish and it’s Ladies Sodality, and St. Meinrad Legion Post 366 Auxillary. She enjoyed crocheting afghans, gardening and cooking.
Surviving are three daughters, Patricia (Bruce) Scherer of Evanston, Wanda (Jeff) Harvey of Patoka, and Connie (Terry) Dicus of St. Meinrad. One son, Randy (Cindy) Sitzman of St. Meinrad. 11 grandchildren , 24 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren. Four sisters, Anastasia Kern, Lucille Luebbehusen, Ruth Schwinghamer all of Dale, and Mildred Rummel of Huntingburg. She was preceded in death by a grand-daughter, Dana Marie Harvey and two brothers, Joseph & Eugene Gogel.
A mass of Christian burial will be held at 10:00 AM CT Saturday August 31st in Saint Meinrad Church with burial to follow in the church cemetery. Friends may call from 2 to 7:00 PM CT Friday and from 7 to 9:30 AM CT Saturday at Becher Funeral Home in Ferdinand. Online condolences may be shared at www.becherfuneralhome.com.